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CT DOL Recovers $8.9M in Owed Worker Wages

The office of Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced last week that the state’s Department of Labor (DOL) recovered a record amount in unpaid wages during the fiscal year ending on June 30th. In a press release, Governor Malloy shared that $8.9 million was returned to Connecticut workers, representing an increase of $1.8 million years over the year prior.

More and More States and Localities Banning Salary Inquiries

Salary history inquiry bans have been on the rise over the past year, with laws put in place in several states and cities including Delaware, Oregon, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and New York City. JD Supra reports that these laws “generally prohibit employers from asking applicants about their prior salary during the hiring and salary negotiation process”. Additional states reviewing similar legislation include Maryland and Texas.

Active 2017 Hurricane Season Highlights Need for Business Disaster Preparedness

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, experts are encouraging businesses to update (or, if need be, create) disaster recovery and business continuity plans. Bloomberg BNA encourages employers to set up a damage assessment team to determine whether access to company facilities is safe, assess which business areas are critical and which can be shut down should disaster strike, and determine plans and methods for communicating with and assisting employees.


Are You Sabotaging Your Recruiting Efforts?

Inc. recently outlined the top three mistakes made by organizations that drive potential candidates away. The short list includes tedious or lengthy application processes, lack of a well built career page or site, and ignoring the employer brand’s social media reputation. Inc. suggests putting fixes in place to improve the candidate experience.


White House Increases Compliance Investigations and Enforcement Related to Immigration

With The White House’s increased focus on “enforcement activities and compliance investigations”, it is important for employers to “ensure that their hiring practices are compliant and that best practices are in place for their immigration policies”. In anticipation of this increased enforcement, employers should consider conducting internal I-9 audits, prepare for unexpected site visits, and review best practices related to hiring foreign national employees.

Overtime Rule Struck Down by Texas Court

A Texas federal court has struck down the “Obama-era Department of Labor rule that would have significantly expanded overtime eligibility” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The ruling “continues to delay any implementation of the overtime rule”, but employers should continue to pay close attention as changes develop.


EEOC Releases New Workplace Harassment Checklists

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Task Force has released several new checklists related to workplace harassment. These documents include a risk factor chart, a checklist to assist employers in establishing “a culture of respect” as part of a “holistic harassment prevention program”, a list of items to be included in harassment reports and investigations, and a checklist for compliance training.

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Articles & Interviews Featuring OperationsInc

Recruiters Explain What the Worst Resumes Have in Common– Fast Company

Study: Employees Show Low Confidence in Colleague’s Ethics – The Advocate

Google Gender Debacle Speaks to Tech Culture Wars, Politics – The Associated Press

Employer-based Health Coverage Likely to Stay Awhile – The Associated Press

How to Avoid Annoying Your Hiring Managers – SHRM

Navigating the Multigenerational Workplace – Dice

Report: Most Workers Plan to Make a Job Change – The Advocate

Should You Offer Your Employees Paid Time Off Instead of Overtime Pay? – American Express OPEN Forum

Fairfield County Leaders: Infrastructure, Workforce Development Critical – CBIA

Businesses Eye Health Care Changes with Caution – WNPR

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