Legal Corner – July 2015

Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed about critical employment legislation and case law. DOL announces overtime expansion proposal The long awaited proposal to update regulations on exempt executive, administrative, professional, and certain other employees has been released be the Department of Labor (DOL). This proposal covers minimum wage and overtime […]

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August HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of August. Review interviewing process In light of the trending “ban-the-box” laws coming into effect throughout the country, this is a good time to ensure your interviewing process and documents are both legally sound and effective including training interviewers on how to frame questions legally. Learn More […]

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DOL Announces Overtime Expansion Proposal

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released its long awaited proposal to update regulations exempting executive, administrative, professional, and certain other employees from minimum wage and overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FSLA requires employees be paid time and a half for hours worked over 40 in a week, unless an […]

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July HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of July. Prepare for shifting health costs With medical costs expected to rise once again this year it is advised that employers have a game plan that addresses their bottom line in addition to equipping employees to make informed decisions. Learn More >> Schedule a […]

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Legal Corner – June 2015

Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law. NLRB orders employer to drop dress code policy A recent dress code case proves that the National Labor Relations Board is looking to help ensure that employees get the benefit of the doubt when dress code […]

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Legal Corner – May 2015

Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law. Proposed white-collar exemption rule advances to OMB The proposed rule regarding exemption from overtime eligibility has been more than a year in the making. Recently, it has been sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and […]

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June HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of June. Plan ahead for summer vacation coverage With summer vacation approaching it’s inevitable that at some point there will be scheduling conflicts with more employees taking time off. But, there are some steps you can take to minimize these problems. Learn More >> […]

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Training Announcement: June 11, 2015

Navigating Employee Performance Concerns Presented by Christine Thelen Dealing with poor performance is probably one of the lest favorite tasks of a supervisor, yet it is also one of the most critical. Poor performance bring down productivity, disrupt operations, and pollute employee morale. This interactive training session focuses on effective strategies for addressing employee performance […]

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May HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of May. Conduct an annual HR audit If you haven’t done so this year, conduct an HR audit to get a clear picture of your company’s HR compliance and effectiveness. An HR audit will identify areas of opportunity to contribute to the success of […]

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Legal Corner – April 2015

Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law. PPE & whistle-blower protections addressed by OSHA Two new guiding documents related to temporary workers have been released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). These documents address the topics of personal protective equipment […]

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Legal Corner – March 2015

Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law. Discrimination risk when transferring employees Most employers have a duty to accommodate an employee with a disability. Be cautious when transferring that employee to a new position to ensure that it is not perceived as discrimination. Learn More >> […]

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April HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of April. Update your employee handbook The NLRB’s recent memo clarifying lawful and unlawful employee handbook policies provides a great opportunity to assess your handbook and make changes where necessary. Consider a third party review of your handbook by Trupp HR to ensure that it’s complete and that […]

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Legal Corner – February 2015

Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law. 2016 DOL budget requests increased employment services 2016 budget request for the Department of Labor (DOL) includes funding to increase employment services for unemployed workers, more registered apprenticeships, helping those with criminal background find work, […]

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March HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of March. Review your wage and hour practices Claims against employers for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) have been on a constant increase. Make sure to review minimum wage and overtime laws to avoid liability. Learn More >> Submit application for […]

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Training Announcement: March 3, 2015

Employment Law Basics Presented by Christine Thelen Compliance with key employment laws is the foundation upon which many HR policies and procedures are built. Navigating these complicated laws can be tricky but with basic guidance, business leaders can create a work environment that is not only compliant, but also fosters a healthy engaged workforce that […]

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Legal Corner – January 2015

Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep small business employers informed of critical employment legislation and case law. February deadline set for new overtime expansion regulations The proposed rule to streamline FLSA regulations for “white collar” employees is now expected to be published by the DOL by the end of February. Learn […]

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Does Your Employee Handbook Need a Facelift?

By Christine Thelen, Manager, HR Services, Trupp HR. Most businesses recognize the value of employee handbooks for establishing company policies, procedures, and expectations for professional conduct. But it is easy to lose sight of just how quickly the content becomes outdated. As your business grows, practices inevitably must adapt, new technologies are implemented, work environments […]

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Best Practices for Protecting Your Organization When Hiring New Employees

By Christine Thelen, Manager, HR Services, Trupp HR. In our last article, “4 Tips for Preparing a Legally Sound Offer Letter” we covered important considerations when making an employment offer. Here we will discuss four additional practices that can provide further legal protection when hiring new employees. 1. Create an offer letter template. Developing an […]

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