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Category: “Federal Law”

Compliance Corner: Navigating the Complexities of FMLA

29 February, 2024

Estimated time to read: 4 minutes

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The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been a cornerstone of U.S. labor law since its enactment in 1993, safeguarding employees' rights to unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. With the landscape of work continually evolving, staying abreast of FMLA requireme...

ICYMI 2024 Compliance Changes: What You Need to Know

27 February, 2024

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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Keeping up with compliance is a near full-time job. Legislatures across the country have written new laws that will have a tremendous impact on businesses of all sizes and spanning all industries. Unless it’s your job (or hobby, we don’t judge) to keep up to date with each new requirement, please fe...

Worker Classification Rules Have Changed Again

15 January, 2024

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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What You Need to Know Designed to clarify things for employers to help them avoid misclassification, the U.S. Department of Labor released a final rule this week that changes the criteria for classifying independent contractors. What’s the new rule and what do you need to know to comply? We’ll break...

Compliance Corner: 2023 HR Wrap-Up

27 December, 2023

Estimated time to read: 8 minutes

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Every year brings unique and challenging changes to the workplace and 2023 was no exception. It feels like these changes have accelerated exponentially since the “COVID era”! This year brought pay transparency laws to several states, state mandates of paid family leave laws, issues with artificial i...

Compliance Corner: How to Handle Accommodation Requests Effectively

31 August, 2023

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 30 seconds

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Not every employee has the same needs—and employers have an obligation to provide an equitable workforce to ensure everyone has the tools they need to perform their jobs at a high level. In this month’s Compliance Corner, isolved’s Senior HR Consultant Michelle LiButti discusses accommodation reques...

Compliance Corner: I-9 Verification Flexibilities Ending Soon—What Businesses Need to Know

09 June, 2023

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

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The COVID-19 pandemic changed how many companies conducted business—and hired employees. At the onset, federal changes were made to add flexibility to the way companies verified an employee’s eligibility with their I-9. These changes are coming to an end on July 31st. isolved’s HR Business Partner L...

Compliance Corner: Workers Opportunity Tax Credits--What Employers Need to Know

31 March, 2023

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

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Organizations are constantly looking for ways to boost their bottom lines. Many can find savings through their employees and tax credits. In our latest Compliance Corner, our Senior HR Consultant Lisa Bright answers the top questions about Workers Opportunity Tax Credits. What is the WOTC? The Worke...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on COVID-19 Vaccination Incentives

30 September, 2021

Estimated time to read: 4 minutes, 15 seconds

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Many businesses have been welcoming employees back to the office in either a hybrid or full-time capacity since the rollout of vaccines in Spring 2021, but doing so comes with its fair share of challenges – especially when states and cities experience a rise in COVID-19 cases.  Recently, Presid...

If Not Now, When? Using the COVID-19 Relief Bill for Cloud Readiness in HR.

02 February, 2021

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 45 seconds

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Amid 5,500 pages, the lines on page 2,046 in the updated COVID-19 Relief Bill about technology are easy to miss. Missing out on the opportunities those lines afford, however, would be a mistake. This is particularly true for HR and payroll departments struggling with manual processes or myriad error...

Overtime and Fluctuating Workweeks

16 June, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute

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The U.S. Department of Labor published its revised rule, Fluctuating Workweek Method of Computing Overtime in the Federal Register on June 8, 2020. This final rule, effective August 7, 2020, clarifies, under certain circumstances, employers can use the Fair Labor Standard Act’s fluctuating wor...

Three Tips to Get Compliant with New Overtime Requirements

12 November, 2019

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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On September 24, 2019, the Department of Labor announced a final rule that updates the thresholds for executive, administrative, and professional employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The changes are slated to go into effect on January 1, 2020. These modifications to the FLSA are expe...

Looking Ahead at the Proposed Overtime Rule

19 June, 2019

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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The U.S. Department of Labor recently released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would revise the federal overtime regulations. This notice begins a public comment period that will last for 60 days and allow people to share their feedback about the proposal. The release of a change to the overti...

Now’s the Time to Share Your Thoughts About the New Overtime Rule

12 September, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

The Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division has announced a new request for information concerning the still-in-limbo overtime rule that revised the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s salary thresholds for overtime eligibility. The request is the DOL’s way of obtaining public comments from employ...

Having trouble withholding for employees traveling from state to state? Congressional help might be on the way

15 August, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

The House has passed a bill designed to simplify the tax process for employees who work across state lines frequently or travel for business and make it easier to avoid paying income taxes outside their state of residence. Under the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2017 (H.R....

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