May 11, 2022 | Neil Reichenberg, HRCI Contributing Writer
House Passes Arbitration & Retirement Legislation
The US House of Representatives has passed legislation that would end mandatory arbitration agreements in employment and other disputes. The House of Representatives also has passed retirement reform legislation that is designed to provide additional retirement security to employees. Due to the increase in inflation, the IRS has announced that the health savings accounts limits will be increased by 5.5% in 2023. The Department of Labor prevailed in a misclassification case against a medical staffing agency.
Apr 27, 2022 | Neil Reichenberg, HRCI Contributing Writer
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)-1 Report Due by May 17th
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on April 12th that the EEO-1 data collection was now open. The deadline for submission of the report is May 17, 2022. The EEO-1 report is a mandatory annual data collection that requires all private sector employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees meeting certain criteria, to submit workforce demographics including data by race/ethnicity, sex, and job categories.
Apr 13, 2022 | Neil Reichenberg, HRCI Contributing Writer
US House of Representatives Passes Discrimination Law
The House of Representatives has approved legislation amending Title VII to make it unlawful to discriminate against individuals based on hair texture or hairstyle. Federal agencies have taken several actions including the Department of Labor launching a campaign to promote mental health friendly workplaces and proposing amended regulations to the Davis-Bacon Act, and the EEOC providing information on caregiver discrimination.
Apr 4, 2022 | Lorelei Carobolante, GPHR, SCRP, HRCI Contributing Writer
Keeping Up to Date with Compliance-Related Risks When Expanding a Business into a Foreign Country
Global HR professionals should be familiar not only with the laws and compliance regulations to which their company must adhere in their country of origin, but also with the same types of laws and regulations in the countries in which their company wants to create satellite offices, subsidiaries or other types of operations.
Mar 30, 2022 | Neil Reichenberg, HRCI Contributing Writer
Equal Pay Day Focuses Attention on Pay Equity
March 15, 2022, was Equal Pay Day, which signifies the day through which U.S. women on average must work to be paid the same wages as those received by men in 2021. This day resulted in several actions by the federal government.