Three HR posts for Thursday

As I occasionally do I point out some interesting and informative reads to you in order to educate you and give you a break from my writing. Today, I have three great posts that cover training, ergonomics and the changing workweek. #1 The first post comes from Kristine Sims at Constangy, Brooks, Smith and Prophete, …

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Federal Court affirms that federal contractors have to inform workers of unionization rights

Back on May 20, 2010, the USDOL issued a final regulation implementing Executive Order 13496, which requires non-exempt federal contractors and subcontractors to post a notice informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. That final regulation was challenged by some trade groups of contractors saying that the poster infringed on employers’ …

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Tough to be a Federal Contractor these days

(Note: The promised post on gender pay inequality has been postponed.) On April 10th I wrote a post about two Presidential actions that were taken to put pressure on federal contractors to reform pay procedures. This followed the Executive Order that raised minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for federal contractors. Now comes the announcement  …

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Two New Executive Actions on Pay that Federal Contractors Must Heed

One April 8, 2014 President Barak Obama signed two Executive actions that require Federal Contractors to abide with new pay rules. Failure to abide with these orders could result in loss of all federal contracts the company has and at minimum will increase scrutiny of the company by the OFCCP. Federal contractors are any company …

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What are the new OFCCP Regulations?

  Are you a Federal contractor or subcontractor? Have you been paying attention to the new regulations that are set to go into effect on March 24, 2014? That date will be here sooner than you realize so you had better be prepared. The new rules These new rules affect two areas, Section 503, which …

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Small Business HR: Yes There Are A Lot of Laws You Must Comply With

I help small businesses on a daily basis deal with human resources issues. I also teach the fundamentals of human resources to classes that often include small business managers. Both my clients and my students are often shocked and many are dismayed at the number of laws that they have to comply with to be …

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Federal Contractor Alert: OFCCP Changes Regarding Vets Affirmative Action

Just as the rest of the Department of Labor is making changes we now get changes from the OFCCP (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs) regarding affirmative action. Both Seyfarth Shaw and Freeman Mathis & Gary have sent out summaries of the proposed changes from the OFCCP. I am not going to cover the entire …

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