Begin the Conversation Now: Developing an FLSA Communication Plan

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Begin the Conversation Now: Developing an FLSA Communication Plan

The U.S. Department of Labor passed legislation regarding the FLSA Overtime Rule in 2016. This new ruling, which established a new salary threshold, effective December 1, 2016, prompts many organizations to reevaluate and update their policies and procedures in relation to employees who are currently classified as exempt.


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FCRA Class Action Lawsuits: The Most Common Violations

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FCRA Class Action Lawsuits: The Most Common Violations

Every year, the number of FCRA class action lawsuits against employers keeps growing. The main reason for this: there’s money to be made. With a number of well-publicized high-dollar settlements, including Home Depot’s $3 million and Publix Super Market’s $6.8 million, as well as the potential for large payouts, it’s expected that this trend will continue.
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“Ban the Box” Movement Grows as Ohio Joins In

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Ban the Box

Criminal history & hiring: it’s complicated.

When asked what factors would negatively impact an organization’s hiring decision for a potential candidate, ERC’s research indicates that “the conviction of a crime directly related to the position” is number one. Even at 77%, this number is hardly surprising.

Certainly any employer feels obligated to take every precaution to both keep their staff and clients safe as well as build a strong workforce they can trust.

So, should an employer be faced with a hiring decision for an applicant whose criminal history calls into question their ability to perform their job duties appropriately, some hesitance about moving ahead with the hire is to be expected.
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Issue 3: How Would Marijuana Legalization Affect Employers?

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Issue 3: How Would Marijuana Legalization Affect Employers?

On November 3, 2015 Ohioans will make their way to the ballots and have the option to vote yes or no on Issue 3. If passed, Issue 3 would legalize the medical and recreational sale and use of marijuana in the state of Ohio. But what does it mean for employers?

We spoke with Jon Hyman, Partner at Meyers Roman Friedberg and Lewis, and ERC Partner, about what employers should be thinking about in case issue 3 does pass and how to prepare for its arrival.
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