5 human resources must-dos before 2019 expires

October 17th, 2019

Only 75 more days (as I write this - click on the countdown clock above for a current number) until 2020.

Which means you have however many days left divided by five (the number of compliance tips that Debra Friedman suggests you track and implement), which conveniently for you, are listed below and, not coincidentally, expounded upon by Debra Friedman:

  1. new salary thresholds for exempt employees
  2. salary history bans
  3. independent contractor status
  4. medical and recreational marijuana
  5. paid sick leave and family and medical leave.


Appendix A: Recordkeeping requirements

March 25th, 2020 Constance Brewster, Emily E. Schifter, Evan Gibbs, Rebecca H. Silk, Yane Park McKenzie Troutman Pepper

Various federal and state statutes require employers to keep employee applications and other employment information for a specified period of time.  The person charged with the administration of personnel files and applications is responsible for ensu...

Employment verification sample memorandums

October 14th, 2019 Daniel Marks, David A. Selden, Demetra Makris, Heidi Nunn-Gilman, Julie A. Pace, Rick Mahrle Gammage & Burnham

Memorandum for managers Memorandum for Managers The Company is committed to obeying the law. The C...


The workplace flu, vaccinations and telling employees to stay home

October 11th, 2019

Just get the damn flu shot (and accomodate when necessary).

That's what Gizmodo said last year, at least the part about the flu shot - click on the picture above for the full article from a science writer at Gizmodo (and pug afficianado elsewhere). And it was what I was going to title this blog, but I wasn't sure how the Google spiders would react.

Ed Harold and Paul Goatley went with "Combating the Flu" and discuss mandatory flu vaccines, accommodations to the flu vaccine, presenteeism, leave policies and various anit-flu paraphernalia.


Employers covered by the FLSA

February 4th, 2020 Jill S. Kirila, Meghan E. Hill, Shennan Harris Squire Patton Boggs

Employers covered Virtually anyone who employs anyone else is usually a covered employer. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) broadly defines “employer” as anyone directly or indirectly acting in the inte...