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Employer Tips to Minimize Employee-Related Social Media Risks

According to Pew Research, approximately 70% of Americans use social media despite ongoing controversies and the public’s “relatively negative sentiments about aspects of social media.” Among Facebook users, 70% use the site daily and nearly half check it multiple...

The CROWN Act: Putting an End to Race-Based Hair Discrimination

In many companies and schools, Black people face discrimination in the form of dress codes that discriminate against natural hair styles. The CROWN Act—short for Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair—provides protection against discrimination based on...

Payroll Tax Compliance Issues in the Hybrid Workforce

The way we work and where we work has been transformed. Many businesses are adopting flexible work arrangements to address talent shortages, reduce costs, optimize real estate, and support expansion. Attracting and retaining the best talent today sometimes means...

Why Businesses Are Increasing Investments in Workforce Technology

According to the latest forecast released by Gartner, Inc., worldwide IT spending is projected to total nearly $4.5 trillion in 2022, which is an increase of 4% from 2021. Many believe this trend will continue as businesses seek to improve flexibility and preparedness...

Supreme Court to Review Wage and Hour “Day Rate” Case

By Jeffrey W. Brecher, Principal (631-247-4652) with Jackson Lewis P.C., Justin R. Barnes, Principal (404-586-1809) with Jackson Lewis P.C., Eric R. Magnus, Principal (404-525-8200) with Jackson Lewis P.C.  In April 2020, a three-judge panel of the U.S....

$500,000 Theft Involving Paychex Payroll Services Under Investigation

“It appears that Paychex (payroll services) was hacked which gave the hackers the ability to gain access to (The Landings’) bank account information,” a sheriff’s deputy wrote in an incident report quoted by USA Today.  The Landings is a residential...

Form I-9: Do NOT Accept Expired Identity Documents after May 1, 2022

During the pandemic, employers had to shift and adapt many work processes, including onboarding. At the same time, many states temporarily set aside deadlines to renew identity documents such as Driver’s Licenses, so people would not have to wait in lines and...

How to Make Better Managers with a Limited Training Budget

Has your business recently promoted a talented individual based on their skills or high performance in their role? Are they prepared to lead? Most of us have experienced a time where just because an employee was a great salesperson, accountant, or marketer, it didn’t...

How to Derive Insights From Your Payroll Data

Are you benefiting from all the insights about your workforce contained within your payroll system? With the right reports and analysis, your payroll data can teach you how to help your organization improve workforce compliance, employee experience, and recruiting...

SECURE 2.0 – What Employers Need to Know

By Melissa Ostrower, Principal (212-545-4000); Tia L. Martarella, Of Counsel (404-525-8200) with Jackson Lewis P.C. On March 29, 2022, the House of Representatives passed the Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2022 (“SECURE 2.0”, HR 2954). The vote was...

How to Avoid Discrimination on Job Applications

Recruiting and hiring the best-fit candidates is an essential part of business operations. When the process runs smoothly and effectively, it can result in a promising new hire that makes a positive impact on your business. If handled poorly or afoul of legal...

New EEOC Guidance Spotlights Caregivers in the Workplace

By Sheri L. Giger, Katharine C. Weber and Jenifer M. Bologna of Jackson Lewis P.C.As the number of employees requesting flexible work arrangements increases, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released a new technical assistance document, “The...

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