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There is no question that employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees who file complaints in good faith regarding their belief that their employment rights have been violated. There is no question that employees who file formal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) complaints with the Department of Labor (DOL) are covered. There is some question as to whether informal complaints are covered. Despite some uncertainty, preventing backlash against any employees who act in good faith is the best course of action.

Free up your hand-shaking hand at a business event by keeping your drink in the opposite hand.

You’re probably under pressure to reduce benefits costs as your organization tries to remain competitive in the marketplace. But don’t neglect your competitiveness in the race to attract and retain the best employees. They’re probably looking for even better benefits to offset static pay raises. Five key issues are emerging in 2008 for compensation and benefits professionals ...

Q. Am I required by law to give my employees copies of documents contained in their personnel files? ...

Negative-option 401(k) plans automatically enroll employees and make deductions from their pay; employees must opt out to receive their full pay. The IRS gave them the thumbs up several years ago, and the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) created a new safe harbor from non-discrimination testing for negative-option plans that meet certain standards. The IRS has now proposed regulations addressing negative-option plans. The proposed regs dovetail with final regulations issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) covering qualified default investment alternatives. The regs are proposed to become effective for plan years beginning January 1, 2008, but you may rely on them until final regs are issued.

Q. If a Texas-based company has divisions in several other states, does the Texas law allowing employers to deny employees a look at their personnel files still apply? ...

Starting salaries for administrative positions will inch up slightly in 2008, led by starting salaries for senior executive assistants, human resources assistants and “presentation specialists.”
Once a month ask yourself “three A’s.”

Q. Our office manager wants to move to a paperless system. Are there any documents that we must maintain in paper form? ...

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