eBrief – February 21, 2017

Workers at Boeing's South Carolina Plant Reject Union Boeing Co (BA.N) handily defeated a union drive by workers at the company's aircraft factory in South Carolina on Wednesday, as almost three-quarters of workers at the plant who voted rejected union representation. READ MORE     Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Seen as...

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eBrief – February 1, 2017

FEBRUARY 2017 HR & MANAGEMENT TO-DO LIST OSHA 300-A summary must be posted no later than February 1 for 2016 records and keep the posting in place until April 30. Browse our February training schedule for upcoming programs dealing with Supervisory Development, Strategic Results & Business Alignment, and Powered Industrial Trucks that can help with the...

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eBrief – January 23, 2017

New I-9 Form to be used as of January 22, 2017   Federal law requires that every employer who recruits, refers for a fee, or hires an individual for employment in the U.S. must complete Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Form I-9 will help you verify your employee's identity and employment authorization.  A new form, in which the changes were designed to reduce...

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eBrief – January 6, 2017

JANUARY 2017 HR & MANAGEMENT TO-DO LIST   Write out your specific goals for 2017 and a strategic plan to move forward with a method to measure your accomplishments. Winter/Snow and attendance policy - brush off and talk with your employees - HR Answers Now has sample policies: 40,734 - Policy: Sample Absence Policies (members only access - must be logged in to...

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eBrief – December 19, 2016

Persuader Rule Deemed Unlawful In great news for business owners and employers everywhere, a U.S. District Court Judge in Texas likely just put a permanent stop to one of the Obama Administration's most controversial, speech-stifling labor policies. On Wednesday, Senior U.S. District Court Judge Samuel Cummings issued an injunction of the so-called "persuader rule," which essentially...

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e-Alert November 23, 2016, DOL Overtime Change

Judge Halts DOL Overtime Regulations by: Sabrina Presnell Rockoff, Attorney   Yes, you read the title correctly.  After 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, a federal judge in Texas issued an order granting a preliminary injunction that will prevent the DOL overtime regulations from going into effect on 12/1/2016 as everyone has planned.  The preliminary injunction is just that,...

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eBrief – October 28, 2016

Appeals court modifies 2014 ruling on Alabama Mercedes plant The U.S. Court of Appeals Monday upheld a 2014 decision by the National Labor Relations Board that employees can unionize at Alabama's Mercedes-Benz plant, even as it struck down a portion dealing with when and where information can be shared.. ....READ MORE Obama administration announces paid sick leave for...

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eBrief – October 3, 2016

South Carolina joins 21 States to Challenge Federal Overtime Rule South Carolina joined 21 other states on Tuesday to challenge the new federal overtime rule, that, if implemented, could more than double the minimum salary overtime threshold for public and private workers. In a statement, Attorney General Alan said the Obama administration is allowing unelected bureaucrats to step aside...

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eBrief – September 9, 2016

Volkswagen files lawsuit to block UAW vote Volkswagen of America is going to court to block an order that it negotiate a contract with the United Auto Workers for maintenance employees at its Chattanooga plant who voted to unionize last year. VW filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals...READ MORE VW ordered by U.S. labor board to bargain with UAW, skilled-trades workers at...

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eBrief – August 5, 2016

It's Official: Temps And Regular Employees Can Be Combined In One Bargaining Unit, NLRB Says                    The National Labor Relations Board is again changing the rules for employers, but the outcome is not really a surprise. The NLRB ruled 3-1 in Miller & Anderson, Inc., that unions can combine in a single bargaining unit consisting not only of a company's...

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