KPA HR Newsletter — April 20, 2018

by Jill Schaefer on April 20, 2018

Big News! DOL Starts Using Opinion Letters Again — Read More

For the first time in 9 years, the U.S. Department of Labor has once again started issuing Opinion Letters. These interpretations provide regulatory guidance for employers and address real-life, day-to-day workplace issues.

FLSA2018-19, the first Opinion Letter issued, addresses the interplay of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What Are the Best Ways to Retain Your Top Performers? Hint: It’s Not All About the Money — Read More

It’s costly for an organization to replace top performers. However, in order to retain your employees, you also need a plan. We’ll cover some of the top employee retention strategies that are relevant for today’s competitive recruiting environment.

April 2018 Regulatory Updates — Read More

– H-1B Filing Season Begins
– OSHA 300-A Posting Period Continues
– E-Verify Website Updated
– New Program for Resolving Wage Violations
– Fiduciary Rule Update
– Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Initiative

 CO: Non-compete Agreements
 MA: Guidance on Equal Pay Law; Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Goes into Effect
 NYC: Safe Leave Added to Sick Leave Coverage
 NY: Guidance on Paid Family Leave
 OH: Medical Marijuana Use Approved
 PA: Electronic Filing for First Report of Injury and Salesperson Initial License
 WA: Bans the Box; Updates Equal Pay; Expands Protections for Domestic Violence Victims

Ask the HR Expert — Get the Answer

Q: Can I ask about salary history on employment applications?

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California Alert: New Overtime Pay Considerations
Tuesday, April 24
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Gossip, Gab & the Grapevine: How to Neutralize Negative Workplace Chatter
Thursday, April 26
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Jill SchaeferKPA HR Newsletter — April 20, 2018