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HR Intel – The Minimum Wage Battle Flares Up and More…

A roundup of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve For employees, the fight for wages is personal.  Yesterday, thousands of fast food workers went on strike around the country, primarily seeking $15 minimum… continue
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HR Intel – California and New York Flex Their Legislative Muscle and More…

A roundup of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve The HR world held its collective breath as legislative juggernauts California and New York released a wave of new employment laws in the past… continue
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The Minimum Wage: How High Will It Go?

It’s hard to imagine now, but it was just about two years ago when the White House first endorsed the idea of a $10.10 minimum wage. Although a $10.10 minimum wage never took hold nationally, many cities and even some… continue
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HR Intel – President Obama Weighs in on Paid Sick Leave and More…

A roundup of workplace trends and legal developments to keep HR ahead of the curve President Obama leveraged the US Labor Day holiday to launch a new paid sick leave initiative for employees of federal contractors, aiming to cover some… continue
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Challenging Employee Handbook Issues Showcased in XpertHR Webinar

A recent XpertHR webinar features employee handbook issues and reveals some rather interesting findings. Presented by Littler Mendelson employment attorney Chris Cobey, the webinar explores a multitude of legal trends, including paid sick leave, minimum wage changes and more. During… continue
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Wage Theft Podcast Examines Troubling US Trend

Is wage theft on the rise among employers? Some reports estimate that wage theft is costing US employees billions of dollars per year. The Department of Labor certainly has taken note and stepped up investigations into this issue. XpertHR Legal… continue
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New Labor and Employment Laws Ring in 2015

  As the Times Square ball dropped in New York City to ring in the new year, a host of new employment laws across the US took effect. Some of the key developments include a multitude of state minimum wage… continue
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Three Wage and Hour Trends to Watch in 2015

Wage and hour issues have presented significant compliance challenges for HR during the past several years, and 2015 promises to be no different. Here are three trends that should be on everyone’s radar screen for the upcoming year.
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New wave of state minimum wage hikes may be coming to US

Changes in the US political and economic climate have boosted the odds that more states will increase their minimum wages in the coming year. In the 2004 and 2006 elections, voters in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Nevada and Ohio… continue
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