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Vermont Labor Law Poster 2020 Updates

2020 Vermont Labor Law Poster Updates

Effective January 1, 2020, the required labor law postings for Vermont will be changing.  The Vermont Earned Sick Time poster is changing to include a website that workers can access for more information on the law including exemptions for some employment types. The posting is included on Vermont Combination Labor… Read More

Is Your Use-It-or-Lose-It PTO Policy, Using and Losing Your Employees?

As many companies face their year-end crunch, many employees are facing a critical crunch of their own under their employer’s Use-It-or-Lose-It PTO policy. And with employers grappling with workforce shortages, existing employees are left shouldering greater workloads and that extra work can make it seem like there is no feasible… Read More

How Should You Prepare for the New 2020 Overtime Rules?

The Department of Labor issued a final rule update on overtime pay. The new rules will go into effect on January 1, 2020. These changes will likely have a significant impact on employee payroll processing, productivity and scheduling. So employers should take steps now to review the new thresholds… Read More

Missed Punches

FAQs About Missed Employee Time Punches

Almost every employer has been faced with trying to solve the eternal puzzle of how to correct missed employee time punches and what to do about them. Whether employees forget to clock in at the start or to clock out at the end of their shift or fail to punch… Read More

Labor Law Poster

New Hampshire Labor Law Poster Update: Gender Identity Discrimination

Effective September 10, 2019, a mandatory update to the New Hampshire Labor Law posting requirements went into effect. All New Hampshire employers are required to post in a conspicuous, well-lit location for ALL employees and applicants a current labor law poster along with any updates released throughout the year. The… Read More

Processing the Final Paycheck for a Deceased Employee

As an company owner, HR representative and/or workforce supervisor, there are many undesirable challenges that come with managing people.  Sometimes things like finding the words to address an employee’s body odor, having to solve personality conflicts that remind one of being back in high school or terminating a single employee… Read More

Personal Day

Maine First State to Require Paid Leave for Any Reason

While many states are enacting paid family leave and/or paid sick time laws, Maine is the first state to take things a step further. Starting January 1, 2021, under L.D. 369, Maine employers will be required to provide their employees with paid personal leave under its Earned Employee Leave Act. … Read More

3-Month Delay to the Massachusetts Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML)

Originally published on June 13, 2019, updated June 14, 2019 While the Massachusetts Paid Family Medical Leave program does not become fully enacted until January 1, 2021 (with most benefits available) and July 1, 2021 (with all benefits being available), initially employers were required to start notifying their employees with… Read More

My Coworker Stinks

My Coworker Stinks and Other Office Olfactory Offenses

HR professionals are often tasked with dealing with some very unpleasant circumstances – mass layoffs, negative performance reviews, disciplinary plans and terminations of individual employees.  When you have a vast number of diverse people all working in close proximity to each other, personality conflicts and other personal preferences can also… Read More

2019 EEO-1 Reporting Deadline and Requirements

As part of compliance regulations, applicable employers must submit their EEO-1 reports to the EEOC each year. Typically, the deadline for the EEO-1 survey is March 31, 2019. Had this year been a typical year, the date would have moved to April 1, 2019, since the deadline falls on a… Read More