The ETC HR and Compliance Blog

Any HR pro will tell you that in the 80 years of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) law, “overtime” (OT) cases have been making it to the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) with some regularity. I’ve mentioned it before, but by comparison, the 3rd amendment to the constitution has yet to have a case based on a Third Amendment argument make it to SCOTUS.

The formal comment period has come and gone now for a proposed new federal rule that could open the door for employers to pay the premiums for employees’ individual health plans.  (See earlier ETC story here:  New Federal Rule Could Open Door for Employer Paid...

HR professionals can sit this one out because it’s their job to get nerdy about UI, unemployment insurance. This is for the supervisors, managers and owners. A simple HR question was posed in a Q&A forum in another publication:
“We will be terminating an employee who’s been with us only a month. How do I ensure they don’t get unemployment?”

All the hubbub over the federal government shutdown has resulted in some confusion and questions about taxpayers and potential tax refunds they may be due.  Importantly, and as a reminder, we point out two important facts: This latest discussion concerns ONLY individuals and their individual...