Corporate Services, Inc. News (2013)
A General Manager May Have to Pay His Employer's Wage-And-Hour Debts
Earlier this month, a Pennsylvania federal court ruled that the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) definition of "employer" is broad enough to bestow personal liability for a company's wage-and-hour debts upon its President/CEO. An Illinois court now says the same is true for a general manager who has zero ownership interest in the company.more
Proposed Bill Banning Credit Checks on Employees and Applicants Reintroduced
Earlier this year, a bill introduced in the House, would amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), would prohibit the use of consumer credit checks against prospective and current employees for the purposes of making adverse employment decisions. Earlier this month the Senate introduced their version.more
The Five Most Important Benefits Events of 2013
To say a lot in the benefits world changed last year would be a bit of an understatement. In 12 short months, HR professionals saw everything from a landmark Supreme Court decision to monumental healthcare reform changes.more
Illinois Appeals Court Limits Employers' Options in EEOC Cases
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Ill., et al) has dealt a blow to employers that disagree with the findings of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigations.more
Supervisor Yells at Disabled Worker for 45 Minutes — So How Did Firm Win this Case?
Cary Moore Menzie suffers from bipolar disorder and narcolepsy. But when she interviewed for the sales lead position at an Ann Taylor, she did not tell either of the store's co-managers about it.more
Three Things HR Needs to Know About the Updated Form 5500
If you have not had a chance to look over the updated Form 5500 and Form 5500-SF from the Department of Labor (DOL), you will want to do so soon.more
From FMLA to ADA: Proving More Leave Is Not a Reasonable Accommodation
The overlap of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should be a huge concern right now for employers. Reason: More employees are turning to the ADA to get more job-protected leave out of their employers once their FMLA leave expires.more
Updating Your Employee Handbook: The Essentials: Part 2
Yesterday, we began looking over the essentials for your employee handbook (part one is available here). Today, we continue with terminations, discrimination, harassment and more.more
Updating Your Employee Handbook: The Essentials
It is easy to overlook the importance of keeping the employee handbook current. Here is a checklist you can use to make sure you have all your bases covered.more
New Unemployment Benefits Regulations Employers Must Be Ready For
A lot of employers have long forgotten about the Unemployment Insurance Integrity Act, mainly because it was passed back in 2011. The Act, however, imposes regulations that just kicked in.more
Ten Most Unsual Coworker Holiday Gifts
One of the major job boards has posted a list of the most unusual gifts received from other employees. Did your gift make the list?more
NLRB's Latest Confusing Decision is a Boon for Companies
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) just threw a bone to employers about employees' social media comments.more
Sixth Circuit Finds Contract Cannot Shorten FLSA Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations for the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is two years for non-willful violations and three years for willful violations.more
Can a State Legally Enforce a Public Policy Requiring Reasonable Restroom Use?
Recently, a production technician at an employer in Ohio brought a wrongful termination claim in state court there alleging his employer violated Ohio's public policy on restroom use.more
Four Potential ACA Changes HR Should Watch For
The current version of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a lot different from the one that took effect on March 23, 2010 — and more changes are bound to come.more
Woman Fired After Getting Sniffed by Men May Have a Retaliation Claim
Tonia Royal was employed as a leasing manager before she was fired by her employer, CCC&R Tres Arboles, four days after she was hired.more
New FLSA Bill Would Create the 'Non-Employee'
The latest attempt by Congress, the ninth since 2007, to stymie "intentional misclassification" is called the Payroll Fraud and Prevention Act of 2013 (S. 1687).more
Wisconsin Introduces Legislation Prohibiting Workplace Discrimination Based on Seasonal Flu Vaccination Status
While some states are clamoring for stricter laws concerning mandatory influenza vaccinations, some lawmakers in Wisconsin have taken the opposite approach.more
Can You Take Advantange of the Higher Health Care Tax Credit?
Back in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) created the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit to help employers provide insurance to their workforces. In 2014, the credit becomes a lot more substantial.more
Just How Much Can That FLSA Suit Cost You?
The good news? Claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are down in 2013. The bad news? Averaging a whopping $4.5 million to settle a wage-and-hour case in 2013, they can be extraordinarily expensive to deal with.more