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Since September 2001, when the Texas Minimum Wage Act was last amended, employers have been required to pay a minimum wage equal to the amount set by the federal government under the Fair Labor Standards Act ...

New York’s workers’ compensation system is designed to protect employees who are injured on the job by replacing lost wages while they recover. The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (www.wcb.state.ny.us/) administers the law ...

Several local governments in Ohio legislate their own rules for employers within their jurisdictions. For example, several municipalities have living-wage laws stipulating higher pay than the state minimum wage ($6.85 per hour) or ordinances banning discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender employees ...

White Paper published by The HR Specialist, copyright 2007 _____________________ Military reservists are drilled on their employment rights, so employers need to be prepared as well. This special report from HR Specialist outlines the main federal law that provides job protection to reservists and National Guard troops. It’s known as the Uniformed Services Employment and [...]

The IRS has delivered a holiday “present” to employers and tax professionals: new guidance on reporting and withholding requirements for deferred compensation plans.

The following sample policies were excerpted from The Book of Company Policies, published by HR Specialist, © 2007. Edit for your organization’s purposes. _____________________ Sample Policy 1: This first policy stresses the importance of taking vacation time by forbidding carryovers except when special workloads make it impossible for employees to take the vacation due them: [...]
The following sample policies were excerpted from The Book of Company Policies, published by HR Specialist, © 2007. Edit for your organization’s purposes. _____________________   Sample Policy 1: “Sick leave is earned from the first day of employment at a rate of one (1) day per month, culminating in a maximum of ninety (90) days. [...]