Tag Archives: Compliance Services

Exempt vs. Non-Exempt: The Importance of Proper FLSA Classifications

What is an FLSA Classification? The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that applies to most private and public employees which sets minimum wage, overtime, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards.  The FLSA generally requires employers to pay all covered non-exempt employees the statutory minimum wage and overtime pay (“time and one-half”) for […]

Key Takeaways from the EEOC’s Hearing on Exploring the Use of AI Systems in Employment Decisions

In 2021, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched an agency-wide initiative to ensure that the use of software, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and other emerging technologies used in hiring and other employment decisions comply with the federal civil rights laws that the EEOC enforces. On January 31, the EEOC held a public […]

How HR Works: Top 10 Year-End Considerations for Employers

Hello everyone and welcome back to another “How HR Works” segment, your trusted source for HR industry trends and best practices. As the end of the year is upon us, we are pleased to share our top 10 year-end considerations for HR professionals to keep in mind. Current clients can contact their HR Works partner […]

Available Now from HR Works: Updated Web-Based NYS Harassment Training

HR Works is pleased to announce an update to the New York State Harassment Prevention Trainings for Employees and Managers within our online Learning Management System (LMS), in response to the launch of New York’s free and confidential hotline that provides legal advice to individuals experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace.   During the web-based training, users […]

New York Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Requirements

It is that time of year again! With Andrew Cuomo stepping down following an investigation into harassment allegations against him, it is a good time to remind New York (NY) employers that sexual harassment prevention training needs to be conducted annually. Employers also need to keep in mind that all newly hired employees need to […]

Special Alert: It’s Time to Take Those HERO Act Plans Off the Shelf

On Monday, September 6, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul announced the designation of COVID-19 as an airborne infectious disease under New York State’s HERO Act (Act).  As a result of this designation, all covered employers are now required to implement their workplace safety plans. The NY Department of Health (DOH) issued an order to reflect this […]

OSHA Releases COVID-19 National Emphasis Program

On March 12, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a national emphasis program (NEP) for COVID-19. OSHA establishes NEPs when it identifies a need to focus its resources to address hazards and high-hazard industries. This NEP will remain in effect for one year until March 12, 2022, but OSHA can amend or cancel the program […]

Updated Interim Guidance for Quarantine Restrictions on Travelers Arriving in New York State

The state has issued updated guidance on the Travel Advisory. Asymptomatic travelers entering New York from another country, U.S. state, or territory are no longer required to test or quarantine as of April 10, 2021. Quarantine, consistent with the CDC recommendations, is still recommended for all travelers who are not fully vaccinated or have not recovered from laboratory confirmed COVID-19 during the previous 3 months. Symptomatic travelers […]

ICE Announces Extension for Temporary Flexibility for I-9 Compliance to May 31

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced that I-9 flexibility will be continued for another 60 days, until May 31, 2021. With this extension, ICE specifically noted that employees hired on or after April 1, 2021 who work exclusively in a remote setting due to COVID-19 related precautions will be exempt from the I-9 physical inspection requirements […]

DOL Will Allow Portions of the Tip Rule to Take Effect April 30

On December 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule to amend employee tip regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule was scheduled to take effect on March 1, 2021; however, on February 26, 2021, the DOL delayed the rule’s effective date to April 30, 2021. After […]