Five Ways to Prevent Workplace Harassment

Every employer should make preventing workplace harassment a top priority Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that may violate federal laws such Title VII of the Civil Rights Act; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a list of best practices…

HR Action Steps for Employee Name Changes

With the summer wedding season underway, many employees may soon be changing their names. As a result, in the coming months, it is critical for employers to ensure that each employee’s name is accurately reflected on required forms and internal records. Watch the video below to learn how to stay compliant.

Consider Apprenticeships for Your Company

Finding qualified job candidates can be frustrating and time-consuming, especially when you’re searching for skilled workers. If this sounds like your situation, it may be time to consider an apprenticeship program. Apprenticeships are growing in popularity across the United States, and with good reason: these programs benefit workers and business owners alike. Employees learn necessary skills…

IRS, Treasury unveil proposed W-4 design for 2020

IR-2019-98, May 31, 2019 WASHINGTON – Today the Internal Revenue Service issued a draft of the 2020 Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate (PDF), that will make accurate withholding easier for employees starting next year. The revised form implements changes made following the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which made major revisions affecting taxpayer…

7 Steps to Creating a Mentoring Program

Mentoring programs are a great way to build a knowledgeable, productive, workforce. They’ve been shown to boost employee satisfaction and engagement, and to reduce turnover. Whether it’s to ease the transition for new hires or to develop skills in longtime employees, mentoring makes sense for companies of all types.

Court Revives Obama Administration Pay Data Reporting Rule

May 6, 2019 – Original Content from McGuire Woods On April 25, a federal court revived a 2016 Obama administration requirement that certain employers must report pay data to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The Trump administration shelved this requirement in 2017, prompting litigation, which resulted in the April 25 court order reinstating…

Employers Must Report 2017 and 2018 EEO-1 Pay Data

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that employers must report pay data, broken down by race, sex and ethnicity, from 2017 and 2018 payrolls. The pay data reports are due Sept. 30. Employers had been waiting to learn what pay data they would need to file—if any at all—as litigation on the matter…