Salary History Bans Gain Traction

Salary History Bans Gain Traction

CJC Compliance, Employment, HR News, Legislative Updates

Philadelphia became the first city in the United States to ban private-sector employers from asking job candidates about their salary history when Mayor Jim Kenney signed the law Jan. 23, giving city-induced salary history bans traction. The law aims to address gender-based wage disparity and will go into effect May 23. The Philadelphia City Council was inspired by a Massachusetts …

DOL Overtime Rule Blocked: What Should HR Do Now?

CJC Compliance, HR News

Employers, workers and HR are surely wondering where the surprising Nov. 22 court decision halting implementation of the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) federal overtime rule leaves them and their efforts. The final rule, set to go into effect on December 1, would have doubled the Fair Labor Standards Act’s annual salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay from $23,660 up …

Where Do Clinton and Trump Stand on HR Issues? (Part 1)

CJC Benefits, Compliance, Employer Trends, Employment, HR News

Whether the next president of the United States is Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, he or she will likely introduce policies around employment and labor issues which will impact employers nationwide. Generally speaking, the Republican Party will take positions more in alignment with employers’ interests, while the Democratic nominee carries the banner for labor. But where do the 2016 Republican …

Newest Version of the I-9 Drops in November

CJC Compliance, HR News, Legislative Updates

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the next version of the Form I-9 will be made available by Nov. 22, 2016. Employers can continue using the current version of the form with a revision date of 03/08/2013 until Jan. 21, 2017. After Jan. 21, all previous versions of the form will be invalid. The new version of the …

can you be fired for growing a beard

CJC Compliance, Employer Trends, HR News, Terminations

Given the facial fur trend, ranging from hipsters and gamers to technology industry titans and sports heros, the topic of employment terminations for beard growth is long overdue. After our views of a recent AP News re-post of a Muslim police officer scoring a win against the NYPD skyrocketed, we are taking a look at the employee and employer side of the argument. …

Don’t Make These Common FMLA Mistakes

Don’t Make These Common FMLA Mistakes

CJC Benefits, Compliance, HR News

Even seasoned HR professionals can get confused when administering leave, but understanding the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is crucial to an employer’s workplace compliance. The law requires covered employers to provide unpaid leave for certain family and medical situations, return the employee to the same or an equivalent position at the end of the leave period and …


Still Time to Weigh In on EEOC Proposal to Collect Pay Data

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EEOC’s EEO-1 Report Changes Proposal Employers have until April 1 to submit comments on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) proposed changes to its EEO-1 report, increasing employers’ data collection and reporting burdens. The EEOC proposal, announced in January 2016, would require employers with 100 or more employees to submit W-2 earnings data and actual hours worked for all employees …


USCIS Proposes Modifications to E-Verify

CJC Compliance, HR News, Legislative Updates

E-Verify is an internet based system operated by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in partnership with Social Security Administration (SSA). All federal contractors and vendors are required to use E-Verify to confirm employee eligibility to work in the United States. E-Verify is free and available in all 50 states. Some states have passed laws making E-Verify mandatory …