Tucked into the massive, $789 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) are several provisions affecting HR. But because most require federal agencies to write new implementation rules, predicting how they will play out day-to-day will be like trying to hit a moving target.
We'll keep you up to date on compliance guidance as the government releases it. Check back regularly for updates from the Department of Labor and the IRS. We'll continue to add our own articles as well.
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Here's a summary of the HR provisions contained in the final version of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which President Obama signed into law on Feb. 17, 2009
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- How to Fire an Employee the Legal Way: 6 Termination Guidelines
- You can't ignore—or excuse—Offensive cultural symbols
- Exempt or nonexempt? Analyze your staff before a court does
- 'Aiding and abetting' discrimination can include giving false reasons for discharge
- Complaint policy ignored? You face punitive damages