HR Legislation Blog
HR Legislation Blog

 

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  1. Equal Pay and Salary History Inquiries: Burning Questions Answered

    Jul 17, 2017

    Am I getting paid fairly? Can a new employer ask about my salary history? These are just two of the many questions popping up around equal pay and salary history. Here we take a look at what the law says, and delve into legislation in a few key states. more...

  2. ACA, AHCA and BCRA: Understanding employer compliance

    Jul 10, 2017

    With Capitol Hill roiling over Medicaid cuts, tax changes, premium subsidies, pre-existing condition exclusions, waivers of ACA mandates and other issues, employers and their HR and payroll professionals are concerned about a possible new wave of compliance change and complexity. But there is little controversy about the provisions of AHCA and BCRA that affect employers. On the health care reform issues that directly impact employer compliance, there appears to be a remarkable consensus among politicians, at least among Republicans. Let’s take a look at several employer compliance issues. more...

  3. Trump’s DOL Secretary Hints at Next Steps for Stalled Overtime Rule

    Jun 27, 2017

    On June 7, 2017, new Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Alexander Acosta announced that the agency will submit a Request for Information (RFI) on the FLSA white collar exemption rule that has been stalled since November because of a federal injunction. The rule would have increased the minimum salary threshold for executive, administrative and professional employees to be classified as overtime-exempt from $23,660 to $47,476 annually. Read on to find out what this means for employers. more...

  4. 23 Million More Uninsured in 2026 Under Republican Health Bill: CBO

    Jun 12, 2017

    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) may have dealt a knockout blow to Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) when it reported on May 24 that 23 million more Americans would be uninsured in 2026 if the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) became law. The bill will soon be considered by the U.S. Senate. In arriving at its estimate of 23 million more people without health insurance in 2026, CBO identified three key provisions of AHCA that would take the greatest toll, which are explored in this post.more...

  5. Is Parental Leave a Hidden Gem in President Trump’s Budget?

    Jun 6, 2017

    President Trump presented his first federal budget proposal on May 23, a blueprint for federal spending and revenue for FY 2018 and beyond. Barely noticed in all the heated rhetoric surrounding the steep spending cuts was a little nugget buried on page 20 of A New Foundation for American Greatness, the formal title of the president’s budget: “Provide Paid Parental Leave.” Inspecting the President’s paid leave proposal reveals clear impacts, which are explored in this post. more...