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Senate confirmation of Dhillon restores Equal Opportunity Commission quorum

Senate confirmation of Dhillon restores Equal Opportunity Commission quorum

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has a new member. The U.S. Senate voted 50-43 on May 8 to confirm Janet Dhillon as chair of the EEOC, resolving a two-year impasse. An attorney by trade, Dhillon has a background in business having worked as an in-house attorney for US Airways, JCPenney and most recently Burlington Stores….
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Changes to U.S. Department of Labor overtime pay threshold expected in 2019

Changes to U.S. Department of Labor overtime pay threshold expected in 2019

Changes to the federal overtime law are expected to be at the forefront of U.S. Department of Labor discussions early in 2019. At issue is the threshold at which a salaried employee would be eligible to receive overtime pay. A change could make millions more Americans overtime eligible and likely increase employment costs for employers…
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Hiring Guidelines for Internships

Hiring Guidelines for Internships

Soon students and new graduates will be flooding into the workspace over the summer and throughout the year looking for internships. As an employer, it’s tempting to bring on interns in hopes of offering a “permanent” job later on down the road. Whether it’s a paid or unpaid internship, you do have to be mindful…
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How to Break Down Your W2 Form

How to Break Down Your W2 Form

The most common tax form U.S. employees receive is a W2 form. These forms are sent to employees each year in January so they can file their taxes with the correct documentation. Let’s take a closer look at how to break down the W2 form so the employer and employee will always know what to…
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The New ADA Final Rule Greatly Expands Who’s Covered

The New ADA Final Rule Greatly Expands Who’s Covered

The U.S. Department of Justice is changing their rules when it comes to the Americans with Disabilities Act. The original ADA was signed into law in 1990, and was set in place to guarantee that people with disabilities would have the same opportunities as everyone else. Revisions to the ADA Effective October 11, 2016, the…
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