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10 HR Compliance Trends to Watch in 2018 (Part 2)

10 HR Compliance Trends to Watch in 2018 (Part 2)

Last week we introduced five compliance trends impacting employers’ hiring, scheduling, and anti-harassment practices. Here are the remaining five compliance trends to watch in 2018. #6: Paid Family and Paid Sick Leave Laws In recent years, paid family leave (PFL) and paid sick leave (PSL) laws have been enacted by a number of jurisdictions. PFL: Paid family leave generally provides partial wage-replacement benefits to workers for covered absences. Coverage varies among jurisdictions but generally includes bonding with a newborn, or a newly placed adopted or foster child, or caring for a family member with a serious health condition. The jurisdictions with a paid family leave program include: California San Francisco New Jersey New York Rhode Island (referred to as Temporary Caregiver Insurance) Washington (benefits begin January 2020) District of Columbia (benefits begin July 2020) PSL: Eight states, the District of Columbia, and more than 30 local jurisdictions require employers to provide paid sick leave to eligible employees. The states with paid sick leave requirements include: Arizona California Connecticut (employers...

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10 HR Compliance Trends to Watch in 2018 (Part 1)

10 HR Compliance Trends to Watch in 2018 (Part 1)

In 2017, states and local jurisdictions passed dozens of laws that affect the way employers hire, pay, schedule, and provide benefits to their employees. A new administration also entered the White House, ushering in new rules and different interpretations of existing rules. Here are the first five of 10 HR compliance trends to watch in 2018. #1: Restrictions on Salary History Inquiries Four states and four local jurisdictions have passed laws that restrict employers from making inquiries into an applicant’s pay history during the hiring process (under the premise that pay history may reflect discriminatory pay practices of a previous employer). Most of these laws were enacted in 2017, and several other states and cities will consider similar restrictions in 2018. To date, the following jurisdictions have enacted restrictions on salary history inquiries: If you are subject to one of these laws, remove salary history questions from application forms and train supervisors and hiring managers to avoid these questions during the pre-employment process, including interviews and reference checks. Federal...

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