9 "Must-Read" Employee Handbook Updates for 2017 Submitted by ASAP Payroll Are you a business owner, HR director or hiring manager? If you are, you should consider reviewing your 2017 handbook on the following topics: Employee & Pre-Employment Background Checks - We suggest reviewing your organization's background check procedures to ensure they are compliant with all local and state laws. Drug Testing - The legalization of marijuana in various states have added to the confusion about drug testing. Nonetheless, your organization needs to have a written policy to ensure it is compliant with all local and state laws. e-Cigarettes - To protect other employees who have allergies or asthma, you should include a policy against use of e-cigarettes in your building or within a certain number of feet of the building's entrance. Employee Employer Size - Many laws are directly related to the number [...]
Every Monday, the Chamber randomly selects one of its members to share information about their business and what kinds of connections they’re looking to make through the Chamber. This week’s featured member is Office 360. Because every business office supplies, members can receive discounts off select merchandise. Click here to learn more and contact Chamber member, Ben Brown, email@example.com, for details on registering under the Chamber.
As an employer, federal and state laws require you to clearly display official labor and employment posters detailing federal and applicable state labor laws. These mandatory postings include the OSHA Posting, Federal Minimum Wage, FMLA, USERRA and various state specific notices. Failure to post mandatory labor law notices can result in hefty fines and lawsuits. Click here to visit the Department of Labor's poster requirement website. 2016 Labor Law Poster Updates: #1: Fair Labor Standards Act (Federal Minimum Wage) - The United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division has updated the Fair Labor Standards Act notice. The highlights are: Changes to Enforcement section. Outdated civil penalty dollar amounts removed. New information about Department of Labor's authority to recover back wages and equal amount in liquidated damages. DOL may litigate and/or recommend criminal prosecution. New section about accommodations for [...]