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Human Resources

  Hey Compliance Warriors!   The US DOL is no joke when it comes to following wage and hour laws. When an investigator uncovers a problem and the employer is non-compliant, jail time may become the next step. Read this cautionary tale about a smallish employer in VA and help Big Boss understand the potential […]

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  Hey Compliance Warriors!   The DOL is holding a listening session on May 25th seeking input on the executive, administrative, and professional exemptions. You can join without any requirement to speak. Could be interesting!   The U.S. Department of Labor will hold an online listening session for Southwest employees and their stakeholders on May […]

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  Hey Compliance Warriors!   Here is yet another small employer hit with almost $40k in back wages for 28 healthcare workers who were denied overtime pay. Employer:                              Open Heart Senior Home Care LLC   Investigation site:                  615 Market St., Port Gibson, MS 39150   Investigation findings: U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour […]

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  Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Automatic Extension Calculator On May 4, 2022, DHS published a temporary final rule (87 FR 26614) amending 8 CFR 274a.13(d). The temporary final rule increases the employment authorization and/or Employment Authorization Document (EAD) automatic extension for certain renewal applicants from up to 180 days to up to 540 days. In order to assist employers and […]

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  Hey Compliance Warriors!   Occasionally I get a question about the double-locking rule that HR consultants and trainers often recommend or even say is required by law. Here is a recent question and the response I provided after doing some research on the matter. Enjoy!   QUESTION: I’ve seen conflicting information about how to […]

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UH OH, IT LOOKS LIKE YOU DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO THIS CONTENT! If you’re not yet a member of the HelpDeskforHR.com then you should definitely check that out here – you’ll get access to this content and oh so much more, including courses, resources, and a community of Compliance Warriors. If you are already a member […]

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  Hey Compliance Warriors!   Have you ever received a request for an accommodation and instead of granting the minor request fired the person? I sure hope not. But, someone did and that is why the EEOC is telling us about this $79,000 box of gloves. Dairy Processor Fired Disabled Employee Rather Than Accommodate Her, […]

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Attorney Harrison Oldham     On March 18, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (“CROWN”) Act. If passed into law, the CROWN Act would become an extension of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, where it would prohibit workplace discrimination based […]

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  Hey Compliance Warriors!   On, May 4, 2022 the Department of Homeland Security published a temporary rule (87 FR 614) that temporarily increases the automatic extension period to up to 540 days for employment authorization and/or Employment Authorization Documents (EAD, Form I‑766) available to certain applicants who have filed Form I‑765, Application for Employment Authorization, renewal applications. This […]

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  Hey Compliance Warriors!   The EEOC has issued a filing extension for employers who do not meet the May 17th deadline.   In their FAQs, they say:   What happens once the Tuesday, May 17, 2022 deadline passes? Will I still be permitted to submit my 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 Report(s) if I have […]

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