Salary History Bans & Background Check Laws by State

March 1, 2022
Salary History Bans and Background Check Laws by State

Employers already have to be on the ball when it comes to hiring. But as laws become more protective of employees and candidates, recruiters and hiring managers must also beware of what information they may and may not ask for. Two hot topics are salary history bans and background checks. Many states are now banning… Read More »

When Do Employers Have to Pay Employees for Travel Time?

February 22, 2022
When Do Employers Have to Pay Employees for Travel Time?

If your organization requires employees to travel for work, you must understand how and when to compensate them for their travel time. This is not so much an issue for exempt employees, who receive the same amount each pay period no matter what. However, federal and state rules require employers to pay for non-exempt employee… Read More »

5 Critical Questions on Mask & Vaccine Mandates for Independent Contractors

February 15, 2022
5 Critical Questions on Mask & Vaccine Mandates for Independent Contractors

While the nationwide vaccine mandate was blocked in January, businesses can still implement masking, vaccination, and testing requirements. But there are still many questions and little official guidance for employers – particularly around independent contractors.  If you decide to put these requirements in place, you need to be prepared for specific situations. These include medical… Read More »

What is an EEO Report & What Do Employers Need to Know?

February 8, 2022
What is an EEO Report & What Do Employers Need to Know?

Organizational growth is an exciting thing! It means new team members, fresh initiatives, and bigger goals and accomplishments. But once your company surpasses a certain number of employees, it also means new compliance responsibilities, like filing an EEO report. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) mandates EEO reports from employers with 100 or more employees… Read More »

How to Read a W-2 in 2022: An Easy Box-by-Box Breakdown

February 1, 2022
How to Read a W-2 in 2022

Tax time is rolling around, and you’ve received your W-2 from your employer. But what do you do with it? And how do you read a W-2 and ensure all of your information is accurate?  Your Form W-2 is an earnings statement your employer uses to report your income and any taxes or other withholdings… Read More »

Easy Guide to New Hampshire Child Labor Laws & Hiring Minors

January 11, 2022
Easy Guide to New Hampshire Child Labor Laws & Hiring Minors

Are you considering hiring minors for the next school vacation or busy summer season? While the federal government regulates child labor laws under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), specific New Hampshire child labor laws also exist. Learn the essentials of employing minors and FLSA child labor provisions.  As a Granite State employer, you should… Read More »

A Complete Guide to Employment Form I-9

December 29, 2021
A Complete Guide to Employment Form I-9

From hiring new employees to rehiring to changes in their information, employment Form I-9 is a crucial document. So, what do you need it for? How do you fill it out? And how do you know when to update it?   Below, we’re breaking down the steps and requirements for the Employment Eligibility Verification form that… Read More »

5 Steps to Handling Religious Exemptions from Vaccine Mandates

December 13, 2021
5 Steps to Handling Religious Exemptions from Vaccine Mandates

Is your company considering a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees? Perhaps you already have one? This delicate area can lead to questions and concerns, particularly religious exemptions.  Organizations considering or already have instituted a COVID-19 vaccine mandate should prepare for this exact scenario. Employers must know what type of objections are protected under the anti-discrimination… Read More »

Easy Guide to Paid Leave Policies: PTO vs. Sick Leave vs. Vacation

November 16, 2021
Easy Guide to Paid Leave Policies: PTO vs. Sick Leave vs. Vacation

What is the difference between paid time off (PTO), paid sick leave, paid vacation, and paid personal leave? And how do you know which type of paid leave program you should offer?  Don’t worry—it doesn’t have to be too complicated. On a high level, employers have two options: Either institute an overarching PTO policy or… Read More »