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Tag Archives: 2012

An Updated Employer’s Guide to the Election

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center

Election Day is nearly upon us.  Much like I did two years ago, it’s time to recap the rules for employers regarding the election.  The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. for everyone to vote for their favorite candidate…or at least the one that they dislike the least.  You can find out where you should vote… Continue Reading

Election 2012: What Debate Questions Would You Ask Mitt Romney?

Posted in Highlight, Labor Law & NRLB, Legislative Developments

All this week, this blog (and other employment law blogs — here, here, here and here) are posting employment law-related questions for the major-party candidates for President and Vice President.  Today’s turn: Mitt Romney. (For a recap of this process — and a reminder that these questions should not be interpreted as being “for” or “against”… Continue Reading

Election 2012: Debate Questions for President Obama

Posted in Highlight, Labor Law & NRLB, Laws and Regulations, Legislative Developments

With the Presidential election just six weeks away, we have yet to see any of the major party candidates tackle employment law issues in detail.  That, of course, is not surprising. But as we head towards the debates, I talked with several other employment lawyers who run blogs and we thought we could bring some… Continue Reading

Leap Day: The Day Employers Get Free Work From Exempt Workers

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Wage & Hour

A few years ago, I addressed the issue of what happens when there’s a “leap year” for pay periods.  Every five years or so (and 2009 was one of them), a year will have 27 bi-weekly paydays instead of 26. That issue arises because bi-weekly pay programs pay employees in 14-day increments resulting in a 364… Continue Reading

What is the Mileage Reimbursement Rate for Businesses for 2012?

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Wage & Hour

I’m often asked what some of my most popular posts are on the blog.  Surprisingly, one topic that always seems to generate interest is the mileage reimbursement rate.  I’m not quite sure why. In any event, the new rate became effective January 1, 2012.  Remember, this is the optional standard mileage rates. These rates are typically used by businesses… Continue Reading

Predicting the Future in Employment Law, At Least for 2012

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Labor Law & NRLB, Laws and Regulations, Legislative Developments, Social Media, Wage & Hour

A few weeks ago, I sat down and crafted an article for the Connecticut Law Tribune that laid out my predictions for 2012.  That article was finally published this week here. Among the topics I tackle are new U.S. Supreme Court and Connecticut Supreme Court decisions, possible new legislative developments, and whether the trend of… Continue Reading

A Look Back at 2011 Prediction … and a Sneak Peek at 2012

Posted in Laws and Regulations, Legislative Developments, Litigation

It’s easy to make predictions about the future. It’s far harder to look back at them and see if you were right.  Fortunately or unfortunately for me, my predictions are in print — there for a looking. So how did my prediction go for 2011? Well, in my main article, I predicted that on a… Continue Reading