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Workplace safety starts with good records. Every company must maintain records of worksite injuries and illnesses throughout the year. This recordkeeping is a legal requirement mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This quick guide simplifies the process, outlining your responsibilities. The Basics: Companies must document worksite injuries and illnesses for the entire […]
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2023 and 2024 have seen several updates to federal law that impact your workplace labor posters. Are yours up to date? The new year allows you to check it out and avoid fines! Updates that affect your posters include (but are not limited to): PUMP Act for Nursing Mothers EEOC Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) […]
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At least 22 states and nearly 40 local jurisdictions will increase their minimum wage rates on January 1, 2024. Below is a summary of these changes and guidelines to help you comply with your minimum wage requirements. As a reminder, in cases where federal, state, or local regulations differ, the employer must use the law […]
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Essential Updates for Employers in the New Year Heads up, employers: there are several new workplace laws and regulations in 2024.  The new year is just around the corner, bringing a wave of changes for employers nationwide. These regulations aim to create a fair and supportive work environment that attracts and retains top talent. Federal […]
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Ah, the holiday season—a time for joy, festivities, and the age-old puzzle of compensating your employees. Let’s demystify the rules of holiday pay for both our hourly (nonexempt) and salaried (exempt) workers. For the Hourly Heroes Picture your business decked out in holiday cheer, but your nonexempt employees are sipping cocoa at home. Under the […]
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Keep Your Party Pants Professional As the year ends, and you’ve achieved feats at work that deserve a standing ovation, the holiday office party is your well-earned, much-awaited reward.  But beware! When the festive spirit meets the allure of a bottomless drink supply, things can take a wild turn, leaving you nursing a hangover, regret, […]
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At Nextep, we aim to stay informed about CEO concerns in order to better help with problem-solving. We were surprised to learn that sustainability has become a top concern. The statistics bring CEO concerns to light: A Gartner survey found that CEO concern about sustainability has increased 292% from their 2021-22 survey. In a survey […]
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It’s not the most savory of topics, but still merits discussion. All of your employees will need to use the bathroom during work. Here’s a potty primer, if you will. Disability and Bathrooms The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has clear regulations on bathroom accessibility in the workplace. Much of the guidance revolves around making […]
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We’ve reported at length about preventing discrimination in the workplace. But let’s take a step back now and brush up on Title VII, the sweeping regulation that started it all.  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act forbids discrimination in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, […]
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Illinois to Join in on Pay Transparency As we recently reported, pay transparency laws are gaining momentum across the United States. Now, they have another state to add to the roster.  Illinois recently passed an amendment to the Illinois Equal Pay Act that will require employers to show pay and benefits information when posting a […]
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Time to check your handbook again for NLRB compliance The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been busy shaping employee handbooks and workplace policies. With the recent Stericycle Inc. decision, the NLRB has introduced a new legal standard for evaluating employer work rules under Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  Understanding the […]
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Spoiler Alert: Yes We frequently see a question posed to HR pros: “Do I have to pay my employee if…?” We’ll go ahead and give you a major hint at the outset. In many of the scenarios we see, the answer is yes, you do have to pay your employee. Here are a few scenarios. […]
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