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Recently, OSHA sent a bulletin out that cautioned employers about the use of safety incentive programs, based on the concern that injuries may go unreported, either due to peer pressure, or the overriding desire of a worker to win an award.
U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division and State of California recently entered into a new agreement to reduce independent contractor misclassification, aiming to protect the rights of employees and level the playing field for responsible employers by reducing the practice of independent contractor misclassification. California is the 12th state to enter into such an agreement.
The New York Times recently reported that the economy is producing more goods and services now than it was in December 2007 when the recession officially began, and it’s doing so with five million fewer workers. If anyone is well aware of the increase in employee workloads it’s Human Resources. The number of Helpline questions regarding maximum hours worked, mandatory overtime, discretionary bonuses for salaried workers shouldering the work of those laid off, etc., has been on a rise since the recession began. And if the volume of those calls to the Helpline is any indication, there is no light at the end of the tunnel, at least just yet. Given this sustained trend, HR professionals are well advised to remind themselves of a few important compliance concerns.