Join Rob and Jason in this HR Chat as they discuss the minimum wage landscape for 2024. They cover some of the wide range of values we see from federal down to state, county, and city. Watch this chat to gain valuable insight into what 2024 holds for several states.
Rick Fazio, Vice President of Sales at Employco, recently had an article featured in the December issue of Food Industry News magazine titled “The Power of Relationships in the Restaurant Industry.” In this piece, Rick explores how strong ties with employees, customers, and vendors are essential for success.
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In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, our offices will be closed on: Thursday, November 23rd, and Friday, November 24th.
We will reopen during normal business hours on Monday, November 27th.
During this time of gratitude, we would like to express how thankful we are for all our valued relationships. On behalf of all of us at Employco USA, we would like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Welcome to this month’s HR podcast with Rob, Scott, and Jason, where we dive into changes brought by the Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act, scheduled to take effect on January 1st, 2024. In this episode, we break down some of the key components of the law, which mandates up to 40 hours of paid leave for every employee, regardless of the reason. We also discuss the implications for businesses, the adjustments needed for compliance, the potential impact on various industries, and more.
Even if your company is based in another state but has employees in Illinois, this will affect your business. With just under 60 days until this policy takes effect, it’s crucial for businesses to gear up for compliance to avoid penalties.
Join Rob and Jason in this HR Chat as they discuss pay transparency. Discover its impact in the employment landscape, with many states already adopting it and several more poised to implement it in the coming years. Delve into the requirements, challenges when dealing with remote workers, and the upcoming implementation in states like Illinois in 2025.
If you’re navigating the complexities of pay transparency or want to ensure compliance, Employco has you covered. Reach out for more details on what states have pay transparency laws in effect and how to best comply with them: firstname.lastname@example.org
Balancing the diverse responsibilities of running a business often leaves small business owners stretched thin. From managing the workforce to handling payroll and navigating ever-evolving employment laws, the juggle can be overwhelming. In this post, we’ll explore the challenges of time management for business owners and how leveraging outsourced HR can be the key to refocusing efforts on strategic growth.Continue reading
California Prohibits Questions About Off-duty Marijuana Use – Almost a year to the day after enacting Assembly Bill (AB) 2188, which provides employment protection for job applicants and employees who use marijuana outside of work, California has enacted additional new protections related to legalized marijuana. Specifically, Senate Bill (SB) 700, enacted Sept. 19, 2023, adds protections against marijuana-related questions for job applicants. Both new laws go into effect on Jan. 1, 2024. Read more: California Legal UpdateContinue reading
Federal, state, and local governments adopt labor and employment laws to protect the rights, health, and compensation of workers. As a general rule, federal laws supersede state and local laws. However, state and local laws can supplement or provide additional protections to employees and impose additional requirements that employers must follow. When a conflict exists between federal and local requirements, the U.S. Department of Labor instructs employers to follow the law that provides the highest protection or greater benefit to the employee.
We recently released several new State Employment Law Guides designed to provide employers with a reference of key state labor and employment laws. Employers can use the content in these guides to learn more about their obligations and liability under state law. When possible, these guides include direct links to agency guidance and official posters, notices, and forms.Continue reading
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Notice 2023-75, containing cost-of-living adjustments for 2023 that affect the amounts employees can contribute to 401(k) plans and individual retirement accounts (IRAs).
|Regular Contribution Limit||$23,000||$22,500|
|Catch-up Contribution Limit||$7,500||$7,500|
|Employee + Company Limit||$69,000||$66,000|
Click the following link to read our Legal Update article on this topic: IRS Announces 2024 Retirement Plan LimitsContinue reading
Beginning Nov. 1, 2023, employers are required to use the newest version of Form I-9. This form, provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Citizenship and Immigration Services, has been available since August, but the prior version was accepted through Oct. 31, 2023. Employers that continue to use the outdated Form I-9 after Nov. 1 will be subject to penalties.
The updated Form I-9 includes updated instructions and many notable changes, including the following:
- Sections 1 and 2 have been reduced to a single sheet.
- The preparer/translator certification area has been moved to a standalone supplement (Supplement A) that employers can use as necessary for initial verification or recertification.
- Section 3 (Reverification and Rehire sections) has been moved to a standalone supplement (Supplement B) that employers can use as necessary.
- The list of acceptable documents now includes some acceptable receipts, guidance, and links to information on automatic extensions of employment authorization documentation.