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Pay Equity: HR Compliance Trend to Watch

Pay Equity: HR Compliance Trend to Watch

Several jurisdictions are expanding and clarifying their laws prohibiting gender-based discrimination in pay, including restricting employers from making inquiries into an applicant’s pay history during the hiring process. This is because a candidate’s pay history may reflect discriminatory pay practices of a previous employer, which then could result in lower wages in the new job. While these laws differ among jurisdictions, they typically prohibit employers from seeking compensation history from an applicant or his/her current or former employer. Generally, employers are also prohibited from screening applicants based on their pay histories, including by requiring that an applicant’s prior compensation satisfy minimum or maximum criteria. The following jurisdictions have enacted these types of restrictions: Oregon (effective October 6, 2017) New York City, NY (effective October 31, 2017) Delaware (effective December 14, 2017) Massachusetts (effective July 1, 2018) San Francisco (effective July 1, 2018) Philadelphia (blocked due to pending litigation – watch for developments) If you are covered by one of these laws, remove salary history questions from application forms and...

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Workplace Compliance Spotlight: Employee Handbook Best Practices

Workplace Compliance Spotlight: Employee Handbook Best Practices

Employee handbooks help employers communicate rules, benefits andother important information to employees. An up-to-date employee handbook can help employers comply with certain requirements and can inform new hires and employees of your business’s policies and practices. However, understanding which policies to include and how to properly maintain a handbook can be a challenge. If your handbook isn’t drafted carefully, certain policies may conflict with federal, state, or local law. Watch the first in our Workplace Compliance Spotlight webcast series and get critical insights and best practices on employee handbooks, such as: What makes an employee handbook effective Why you need to keep your handbook updated How to use your handbook to manage social media, dress codes, and other workplace issues Critical policies to include and what to avoid Tips for distributing your handbook and obtaining employee acknowledgments ADP remains at the forefront of helping employers understand the complex compliance, financial, and strategic issues surrounding workforce management. Tap into our expertise to ensure you’re in the best shape possible for...

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7 Things Great Leaders Do to Keep Employees Happy: Inc.com Highlights ADP Evolution of Work Study

7 Things Great Leaders Do to Keep Employees Happy: Inc.com Highlights ADP Evolution of Work Study

Inc.com published an article today titled, “7 Things Great Leaders Do to Keep Employees Happy, Study Says.” The story looks at the importance of building a company culture that better engages employees and highlights key findings from a study by the ADP Research Institute® (ADP RI): Evolution of Work 2.0: The Me vs. We Mindset. In an effort to better understand what workers consider when deciding to stay at their current job or accept a new position, ADP RI surveyed employees and employers in 13 countries. The responses highlight a disconnect between workers and their employers around important factors such as talent management, recruitment, retention, and corporate performance. Read the full article to learn the 7 key facts to keeping your employees happy and committed for the long haul. Share this:Click to email (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new...

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ADP Helps Guide Sika Through a Rapid Growth Spurt

ADP Helps Guide Sika Through a Rapid Growth Spurt

Sika North America likes to grow – quickly. In the past five years alone, it took on the payrolls for seven acquisitions, expanding its workforce from 868 to approximately 1,500. With workers spread across 45 states, keeping pace with payroll changes is a challenge. Lisa Panagos, Payroll Manager at Sika North America, has one direct report to help her process three weekly and four semi-monthly multistate payrolls, which include union and nonunion employees. “We grow by acquisition. It’s been a very reliable, successful strategy,” says Panagos, “but because of that, we don’t grow it slowly. It’s more like leaps and bounds. And because we grow by acquisition, our payroll complexity can change in unforeseen ways.” As Sika North America’s payroll complexity increased, Panagos says her department required a more robust solution. As a result, Sika migrated to ADP Workforce Now® to meet their more complex needs for payroll, time and labor management and paid time off (PTO). To read more about how Sika flourished during their growth spurt, click...

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ACA Special Edition Webcast: Making Sense of Repeal/Replace Efforts and Current State of the ACA

ACA Special Edition Webcast: Making Sense of Repeal/Replace Efforts and Current State of the ACA

A years-long effort by Senate Republicans to pass Affordable Care Act (ACA) “repeal and replace” or “repeal only” legislation ended early July 28th. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) joined Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and all Senate Democrats to defeat a new, pared down bill, the Health Care Freedom Act, to repeal parts of the ACA in a 51-49 vote early Friday morning. So what does this mean for employers? Watch our latest ACA Special Edition webcast and get critical insights on the implications and impact of the latest activities in Washington, such as: What happened? What does it mean? What are likely next steps? What should employers be doing now? This marks the 4th webcast in our ACA Special Edition series. We’ve been with you in lock step through this journey and will continue to do so. ADP remains at the forefront of helping employers understand the complex compliance, financial, and strategic issues surrounding ACA compliance. Tap into our expertise to ensure you’re in the best...

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