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The United States may be mired in a tepid economic recovery, but it’s worse in other countries. One indicator: In 12 of 13 industrial economies surveyed by the nonprofit WorldatWork organization, real salary budgets declined from 2012 to 2013.
The two key percentages you need to know to avoid free-rider penalties under the health care reform law are 60% and 9.5%. Your health plan must offer minimum value by picking up at least 40% of the cost (i.e., full-time employees can’t pay more than 60% out-of-pocket) and be affordable (i.e., employees’ premiums can’t exceed 9.5% of their household income).
Q. I understand that the rule requiring private employers to post a notice about employees’ union rights is dead and won’t become law. I may be considered a federal contractor and there is a provision in my contract about posting a notice of union-related rights. Am I free to ignore that?
If you’re an employer with operations in several states, some of which recognize same-sex marriage and some of which don’t, you may have wondered how the Supreme Court’s Defense of Marriage Act decision affects you. Now that attorneys have begun delving into the decision and the law, answers are emerging, particularly concerning the FMLA.
Q. When should we be doing our background checks: Before an offer is made? After the offer is made and before employment? Or after employment has begun? We generally do the check after we make an offer and before employment starts.
Q. Can we reduce the wage rates of male employees in order to avoid Equal Pay Act violations?
In the past year, laws banning employers from asking employees and applicants to hand over passwords to their personal social media sites have been passed in 10 states. Now, such legislation is pending in Congress.
The financially troubled Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has asked a federal judge to dismiss a retaliation lawsuit filed by a former professor. She claims she was fired over criticism she and her husband leveled against university officials.
Q. When interviewing a candidate for a job, I became suspicious that the job-seeker was a tester. Her answers to my questions seemed as though she was fishing for a slip-up. Does the EEOC send out testers to see whether employers are conducting their hiring processes within the law? What about civil rights groups?
Despite employees’ pervasive personal use of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and other social media platforms, a recent Towers Watson survey found that only 56% of employers use social media to communicate and build community with their workers.