10 Low-Cost Benefits for Employees to Get Excited About

10 Low-Cost Benefits for Employees to Get Excited About

CJC Benefits, Employee Relations, Employer Trends, HR News

Most organizations just can’t afford to give their employees the razzle-dazzle perks offered by high-profile companies like Google and Facebook, extravagances that include unlimited vacation days, gourmet catered lunches, free massages, stipends for travel and onsite rock-climbing walls. But if employees are not earning above-market salaries, what motivation do they have to stay at the company? And how can HR …

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 …

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‘Love Contracts’ for Workplace Relationships

CJC Employee Relations, Employer Trends, HR News

Co-workers dating each other is inevitable. Some even fall in love and marry. But workplace relationships always bring the potential for employer liability in harassment and retaliation claims, especially for a relationship that forms between a supervisor and a subordinate. Colleagues hooking up can also hurt productivity and impact morale due to tension over complaints of favoritism, public displays of …

2016 HR Trends in Review

2016 HR Trends Year in Review

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HR professionals were impacted by both dramatic developments and slow-burning trends during 2016. The year bowing out Dec. 31 brought focused attention on paid leave and salary transparency, a re-evaluation of annual performance reviews and raises, notable industry acquisitions (LinkedIn, Monster, Hay Group) and a contested compliance obligation on overtime pay which was shockingly halted the day before it was …

DOL Overtime Rule Blocked: What Should HR Do Now?

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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 …

Ensure Your Employee Engagement Surveys Are Meaningful

CJC Employer Trends, HR News, Work Culture

Getting an honest pulse on what employees think about their job and the organization they work for is gold for any employer. Thoughtful, routine employee engagement surveys can help leaders determine if the top drivers of employee performance are clicking—a critical part of achieving business objectives. That’s why employee engagement surveys are ubiquitous in corporate America. But engagement surveys are …

Where Do Clinton and Trump Stand on HR Issues? (Part 3)

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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 and …

Where Do Clinton and Trump Stand on HR Issues? (Part 2)

CJC 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 and …

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 …