All Blog Posts Tagged 'Compliance' (25)

How To Switch To Electronic Employee Files This Summer

Want to improve file management for the HR team, but intimidated by the process? Here's how to move to electronic employee files fast this summer.

Managing employee files in an organized and compliant way is a critical part of the HR team's responsibilities.  Unfortunately, files can be nearly impossible to manage when documents are on paper or spread across different teams, offices,…


Added by Dan Orso on June 12, 2018 at 1:02pm — No Comments

How Paper Slowly Suffocates HR

Paper filing systems tend to move towards greater disorder, slowly suffocating HR teams.

Raise your hand if you like dealing with paper! Well, I'm not surprised at the lack of enthusiasm on this subject. Human Resources professionals deal with a…


Added by Dan Orso on September 26, 2017 at 2:35pm — 1 Comment

How Water-Tight is HR's Disaster Recovery Plan?

In the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Human Resource departments review Disaster Recovery Plans and consider electronic employee files.

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, companies are taking a closer look at their file management processes. The Human Resources office is one spot…


Added by Dan Orso on September 19, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Become an Expert! Best Practices for Accepting Paper Resumes at Career Fairs

In preparing for this article, I was rather surprised to learn two things:

  • The demise of the paper resume was predicted as far back as 20011. Given the subject matter of this article, its accuracy ranks up there with doomsday prophesies.
  • A Google search on…

Added by Jenny Murray on April 14, 2015 at 5:52pm — No Comments

To Take or Not to Take Resumes at Career Fairs? That is the Question!

Depending on whom you ask, you’re likely to get a range of opinions and justifications. From a candidate’s perspective, the answer is going to be a resounding, “Are you kidding me, of course! That’s why I took time to attend this career fair in the first place.” However, ask 10 recruiters…


Added by Jenny Murray on March 31, 2015 at 11:12am — 1 Comment

Social Media Recruiting & Diversity Hiring: "You Cannot Walk Alone"

My very first business trip ever, I went to Atlanta for the National Black MBA Association annual event, thrilled by the prospect of a transcontinental flight crammed in coach, a non-nondescript high rise hotel room and a 40 dollar a day per diem – a pretty sweet deal, I thought,…


Added by Matt Charney on January 20, 2014 at 1:18pm — No Comments

The LinkedIn Message Scandal of 2014

Last week and early this week the world was abuzz with news of various controversies regarding LinkedIn. The hacker lawsuit and …


Added by Nicole Greenberg Strecker, Esq on January 17, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Jobs for Sale! Recruiters, Big Data & Data Privacy

After attending a number of Recruiting and HR conferences this fall, I have noticed a few common themes. In particular, in both Europe and the U.S. the major focus has been on 1) “Big Data”; and 2) recruiters as marketing and sales people.These ideas are widely accepted –…


Added by Nicole Greenberg Strecker, Esq on November 1, 2013 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

IT Recruiter & Sr. Agency Compliance Consultant looking to Relo to NYC!

Hey there fellow Head Hunters. My wife and I are looking to relo to NYC. 

I have 15 month experience as a recruiter (7 months in Executive Recruiting in Financial & 8 Months in IT Recruiting). I have 9 yrs professional sales experience (in Real Estate and B2B in marketing). I'd like to stay in IT since I'm good at it, but will consider other verticals. 

My wife is an all around bad ass in the compliance realm. She has been promoted year after year and is about to be…


Added by Nick Roman on June 24, 2013 at 11:48pm — No Comments

California's New Pay Requirements for Exempt Computer Professionals

The new year is bringing new pay requirements for exempt computer professionals in California.

State law allows certain computer software employees to be exempt from state overtime requirements if they receive a minimum hourly, monthly, or yearly pay rate.  The required rates are based on the California Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical workers and are evaluated on a yearly basis, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

The index…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on December 18, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

6 Scary Risks of Running Your Own Contract Staffing Back-Office

Forget about ghosts and goblins. When it comes to running your own contract staffing back-office, there are very real risks that can keep any recruiter up at night.

Handling the back-office duties associated with contract placements becomes more complicated each year as employment regulations continue to increase. 

Here are just some of the scary details to fear:

  1. IRS audits — The IRS seems to be cracking down on…

Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 23, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Update: How to Conduct Legal Background Checks - Notice Revised

As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) takes over the enforcement of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), employers will be required to use a new version of the FCRA Summary of Rights when conducting background checks, according to…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 4, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

When Must a Contractor Be Paid Overtime?

The Sacramento Business Journal recently reported that lawsuits under the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) have risen 33% over the past three years. With that in mind, it seems like a good time to discuss when contractors must be paid overtime.

First, let's…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on August 2, 2012 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Could "Obamacare" Increase the Demand for Contractors?

Like it or not, it looks like the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), otherwise known as "Obamacare," is here to stay. Even if the upcoming election is a Republican landslide, experts say it is unlikely that the healthcare reform will be completely repealed.

One of the upcoming provisions that is worrying employers the most is the employer mandate. Under this provision, employers with 50 or more full-time employees will be required to provide…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on July 24, 2012 at 8:44am — 2 Comments

5 Things You MUST Do When Employing a New Contractor

If you are running your own back-office for contract placements, there are certain things you need to do when a contractor starts working to ensure you have accurate payroll records and that you are in compliance with any applicable employment laws.

For each new contractor, be sure to:

  1. Verify their name and Social Security Number. This is important for W-2 reporting. If you make a mistake, the contractor's earnings could be applied to the…

Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on June 26, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

What to do if a Client Doesn't Want to Pay Contractors Overtime

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that most of the contractors you place be paid at a rate of 1.5 times the regular pay rate for hours worked over 40 in a work week.  Many clients balk at paying extra for these hours. They may argue that overtime does not apply because the worker is in a


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 22, 2012 at 4:32pm — No Comments

What Recruiters Can Expect in an IRS COBRA Audit

If you're running your own back-office and offering benefits to your contractors, it is critical that you are familiar and compliant with COBRA. COBRA, which stands for The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, was enacted in 1986. It requires employers with more than 20 employees to offer continuation of health care coverage when an employee loses coverage due to status changes, such as resigning, losing a job, or having hours…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 19, 2012 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Credit Checks Limited in California. Federal law next?

California has passed a new law prohibiting employers from using credit checks in most cases, according to Workforce.  

Starting January 1, employers will only be able to only use consumer credit reports for:

  • Managers
  • Positions in the state Justice…

Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 4, 2011 at 4:46pm — No Comments

California Passes Law Against Mandatory E-Verify

While many states are passing laws requiring E-Verify, California appears to be going the opposite direction.

The Empoyment Acceleration Act of 2011 forbids California, as well as any of its cities, counties, and special districts, from requiring E-Verify,…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 1, 2011 at 10:19am — No Comments

President Obama Moves to Make "Unemployed Discrimination" Illegal

Over the past year or so, many people have gotten up in arms over job ads that specifically state that unemployed candidates will not be considered for open positions. Now the practice has caught President Obama's attention.

Included in the jobs bill that Obama has been pushing over the past couple of weeks is the Fair Employment Opportunity Act of 2011.  This act would effectively make "unemployed discrimination" illegal, according to the Society for…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 5, 2011 at 2:52pm — 2 Comments

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