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Services Offered at VertiSource HR

Since 2007, VertiSource HR has provided turn-key outsourcing solutions to help companies seamlessly and efficiently handle essential functions. These solutions enable companies to focus on their core operations while staying…

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The Secure Act 2.0

The Secure Act 2.0 contains several amendments that help improve the retirement system and the financial preparedness of Americans for retirement. The law continues earlier legislation that increased the age…

Key Takeaways for Employers Regarding New EEOC Harassment Guidance

Company policies, procedures, and training might need to be updated in light of the new Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s guidance. For the first time in 30 years, guidance on workplace…

New Title IX Regulations: The Biggest Changes You’ll Need to Make in Your Institution

Recently, new Title IX regulations were released that make significant changes to how institutions respond to sexual harassment and discrimination.  These new regulations also mean that the 2020 changes that…

What to Do In Light of Banned Non-Compete Agreements

The federal government made a groundbreaking move by finalizing an official rule to ban all non-competition agreements between employers and employees. With this rule, you will be prohibited from entering…

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How Employers Can Prepare for New Federal Overtime Rule

With the new salary threshold from the US Department of Labor, millions of workers will soon be eligible for overtime pay. Starting July 1, 2024, the salary threshold will rise…

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Forced Lateral Job Transfers Can Potentially Support Discrimination Claims

According to a new SCOTUS decision, an employer’s decision to transfer an employee to a lateral job without affecting their pay may violate federal civil rights laws. Here’s what you…

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What to Know About Finalized Pregnancy Rule That Requires Employers to Accommodate Abortion

Finalized rules released by the EEOC will require employers to accommodate those who need time away from work or other modifications in their workplace for an abortion procedure or recovery.…

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The Impact of New “Right to Disconnect” California Bill 

California is examining legislation that would allow nearly all employees to disconnect from their employer during non-working hours. If passed, the bill would be the first in the United States. …

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An Overview and Action Plan for May’s Visa Bulletin

The federal government publishes a list of dates each month to inform immigrant applicants about when to expect notification from officials to collect and submit required documentation.  Overview of What’s…

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The Impact Bad Hires Have on Business

Businesses should focus on finding the right candidate for the job from the start to minimize wasteful expenditures. The right hires can do wonders, driving growth, innovation, and productivity; conversely,…

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How Employers Should Prepare for New OSHA Rule

OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is finalizing a new rule that allows workers to choose a union rep to accompany OSHA inspectors during a facility tour. This rep…

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What You Need to Know About OFCCP’s Certification Deadline

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced that the third cycle of their certification portal will open in April, and service contractors have until July 1 to submit…

California Increases Minimum Wage for Fast Food Employees

Starting April 1, 2024, the new fast-food minimum wage will come into effect for Californians. Per Assembly Bill AB 1228, the new minimum wage will increase to $20/hour for certain…

Paid Sick Leave Discrepancy for Part-Time California Employees is Finally Clarified

There has been much confusion regarding the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement’s expansion to California’s Paid Sick Leave law. However, employers have received news clarifying how this expansion should be…

Texas Judge Strikes Down Controversial Joint Employer Rule

The NLRB’s controversial joint employer rule, originally set to take effect on March 11, was recently struck down by a federal court judge in Texas. Although controversial, the rule’s goal…

NYC Employers: Workers’ Bill of Rights Distribution Deadline is July 1st

The highly anticipated Workers’ Bill of Rights was recently published by NYC officials, and businesses must provide a copy to new and current employees by July 1, 2024. The Bill…

Newest States to Ban Captive Audience Meetings: Colorado & Washington

Two states, Colorado and Washington, are likely to begin banning employers from having mandatory employee meetings about religion and politics. These meetings, also called “captive audience meetings,” are often mandated…

Report Pay Data Deadline for California Employers

California employers have until May 8, 2024, to report their 2023 pay data. Employers might be familiar with the original pay data law passed in 2020 and the amendments made…

New DOL Rule Poses a Challenge for Businesses

Soon, it will be harder for businesses to classify workers as independent contractors.  Under the Department of Labor, the administration revoked a rule allowing businesses to classify workers as independent…