Tuesday, December 09, 2014 11:17 AM
NEW YORK—Despite political differences in Congress on a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage, many lower-paid workers have seen their earnings increase due to recent changes in state requirements.
Friday, November 21, 2014 11:30 AM
NEW YORK—High-earning employees will find more of their salary subject to Social Security payroll taxes starting on Jan. 1, 2015.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:00 PM
NEW YORK—In the last decade, fears of pandemics, including "avian flu," SARS, and H1N1 influenza, have swept across the globe. In 2012, employers worried about the flu season since it started early, spread quickly, and caused unexpected numbers of deaths. Last year, concerns arose about the "H7N9 bird flu" in China.
Monday, November 03, 2014 10:13 AM
NEW YORK—Oftentimes, employers do not examine specific
Federal Fair Labor Standards Act
(FLSA) and state wage and hour laws to ensure their businesses are complying with the specific laws. FLSA cases filed by employees have risen each year since 2009, and there is no sign that this trend will level off or reverse.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:10 PM
NEW YORK—Halloween is just around the corner, and many companies have now decided what they plan to do for Halloween celebrations at work. For employers who may still be undecided, here is some information you may wish to consider.
Monday, October 06, 2014 10:45 AM
NEW YORK—As the workforce ages and people working with some kind of disability are on the rise, companies will need to be attentive in making accommodations for certain workers, according to a white paper from
Monday, August 11, 2014 2:31 PM
NEW YORK—In its first major update of
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
(EEOC) guidance on pregnancy discrimination since 1983, on July 14, 2014 the agency added provisions explaining when the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) might require reasonable accommodations for workers with pregnancy-related disabilities or work restrictions.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:00 PM
NEW YORK—Employees of U. S. companies can expect a median base salary increase of 3 percent in 2015 across all main employee categories and most industries, still below pre-recession levels, according to separate research findings by pay consultancy
, an association of total rewards professionals.
Monday, July 07, 2014 11:58 AM
NEW YORK—On Feb. 12, 2014, the
National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST), an agency within the Department of Commerce, published a
41-page “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity”
in response to President Obama’s 2013 Executive Order calling for such a
Monday, June 30, 2014 11:25 AM
NEW YORK—The decision for your company, lab or practice to move toward more virtual work is not as clear and compelling as one might find with high technology or “new” technology companies.
Monday, June 09, 2014 12:18 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—The war for talent in all sectors of the health
care industry is only going to become more challenging, and Brad
Local Eye Site
will discuss what it means for eyecare professionals on the June 11
edition of the “Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary
Gerber, OD, founder of
The Power Practice
Friday, May 23, 2014 3:13 PM
NEW YORK—The Department of Labor (DOL) on May 2, 2014, released a new model general notice form and model election notice form for providing
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
(COBRA) notices to employees, and a related notice of proposed rulemaking on the COBRA notice requirements, published in the May 7 edition of the Federal Register.
Friday, April 25, 2014 5:12 PM
NEW YORK—President Obama has proposed expanding the availability of
overtime pay, directing the Labor Department to do its first overhaul of
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations in 10 years.
Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:00 AM
NEW YORK—It seems like yesterday that the buzz was about the NFL Championship and which team was favored by employees throughout your office and practice.