Summer is coming to an end and school is back in session. In the spirit of learning, let’s take a look back at this last month and see what’s been happening in the world of Human Resources. From the ACA to the FLSA and an OSHA security breach, we’ve got plenty of news to bring you for August. Here’s the August HR Roundup!
Changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rules could be around the corner. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta and the Department of Labor (DOL) have made it clear those changes will focus on the salary threshold. The DOL issued a Request for Information (RFI) on overtime rules and exemptions. This RFI allows for the public to comment on the issues surrounding the white collar exemption. This includes salary threshold limits and how to set that threshold.
In the past, we’ve written about different performance review methods that companies use, what kinds of questions you should be asking your employees, and what to do with employees whose productivity has stalled out. But there’s one important piece of the performance review puzzle that we haven’t addressed: how to review manager performance.
While it seems a lot is up in the air with healthcare in America, employers are asking about the Affordable Care Act and their responsibilites. While the GOP continues to make efforts to repeal (and possibly replace) the ACA, the current rules remain in place. The IRS is still moving forward with ACA reporting on the 2017 tax year with 2018 deadlines. As an employer, you cannot afford to wait to see how things play out in Congress. The risks are too high. Employers must continue tracking ACA compliance and be prepared for ACA reporting in 2018.
To address some confusion many employers have had surrounding ACA reporting deadlines, we’re giving you the dates Human Resources needs to know about ACA reporting deadlines in 2018.
This month, all eyes have been locked on the Senate. Debates surrounding the Affordable Care Act and the future of American healthcare continue on Capitol Hill. But that’s not all that’s been happening in HR news lately. In July, the USCIS released a new I-9 form and we gained insight into employers’ hiring plans for the rest of the year. Keep reading for this month’s HR roundup, with the HR news you need to know.