PER Human Resources – Feb 2020


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February 2020

Want to know the latest buzz in the HR arena?  Professional Employer Resources has a world of information in our newsletter. Not only is it fun, it’s resourceful! Including, important changes to federal and state employment practices.

Eighty five percent (85%) of all employment lawsuits can be prevented!

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Protecting Pregnant Employees from Themselves – I Can Do That, Right?


Brenda has been working as a construction worker for 10 years installing drywall. When she found out she was pregnant, she was hesitant to tell her employer and knew it was only a matter of time before her co-workers would notice she was pregnant and not just gaining weight. After telling her boss, he said she had to go on leave, immediately. “But, why? I’ve never felt better,” Brenda responded. “Because I don’t want to be responsible for you or your unborn child being hurt,” he replied. *

(*These incidents are based on real cases. Names and other details have been changed.)

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HR Myth

The HR world has no shortage of myths regarding what employers can and can’t do. Here is one we frequently see:

Myth: If an employee exceeds an employer’s policy on the maximum number of absences, the employer can discipline the employee, regardless of the reason for the absence.

Learn the Facts

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New Case: Employees Don’t Need to Request “FMLA” Leave to be Protected

U.S Department of Labor announces update to the Fair Labor Standards Act – Regular Rate of Pay

California Employers: Additional Flexible Spending Account Notices Now Required

District of Columbia:
DC Employers Must Post Notice of Paid Family Leave by February 1, 2020

Massachusetts: Think Your Employees Are Exempt from Premium Pay on Sundays? Maybe Not

New Jersey:
New Jersey Expands Medical Marijuana Protections

New York:
New York State Salary History Ban Guidance – Eliminating Pay Inequalities Between Men, Women, and Minorities

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