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What this Tree-hugging Employer Thinks about the ACA
What this Tree-hugging Employer Thinks about the ACA

Earlier this past month, prior to the opening of the ACA's health insurance marketplaces, I posted my thoughts, as an employer, on providing healthcare insurance for my employees. And you can quote me. Really President Obama, you couldn't tell the Secret Service to...

ACA Pricing Tool: Quick, Easy, and Anonymous (as of 11/13/13)
ACA Pricing Tool: Quick, Easy, and Anonymous (as of 11/13/13)

We know everyone is struggling with the new requirements of the ACA, and while we are NOT health insurance specialists, the issue of benefits does fall under the "HR" category. One tiny contribution we can offer is to help you determine – within seconds! – the likely...

New EEOC Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination
New EEOC Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released new reminders and enforcement guidance on the topic of pregnancy discrimination, and all employers must take note. And this new guidance comes just in time! Pregnancy discrimination claims are on the rise...

Trending in Employment Law: Equal Pay Legislation
Trending in Employment Law: Equal Pay Legislation

Employment laws are sometimes like dominos. Once one state passes a law, others tend to follow suit. For example, the first medical marijuana laws were passed in 1998, and now 26 states have legislation addressing the issue. More recently, the first mandatory paid...

Did You Catch These Employment Law Updates?
Did You Catch These Employment Law Updates?

Like all new laws, some of these require an immediate employee handbook update, while others don’t, IF you already have a compliant policy. (CEDR members get this taken care of as a built-in service!) And if you see your state in the list below, keep in mind that...

BLOCKED: FLSA overtime rule change is NOT taking effect Dec 1
BLOCKED: FLSA overtime rule change is NOT taking effect Dec 1

Yesterday, November 22, 2016, U.S. District Court Judge Amos Mazzant II issued a preliminary injunction barring the Department of Labor from implementing the new exempt salary level requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This stalls the December 1,...

Minimum Wage Increases in 2017: A CEDR Infographic
Minimum Wage Increases in 2017: A CEDR Infographic

Many states have already increased (or will be increasing) their required minimum wages in 2017, and that's on top of a slew of recent increases in 2016. Are you up to date on your state's minimum wage requirements? CEDR's 2017 Minimum Wage infographic is a great way...

Read This to Make Your Job Easier: Multipliers, by Liz Wiseman
Read This to Make Your Job Easier: Multipliers, by Liz Wiseman

I want to recommend a few books that have had a major impact on me as a manager and business owner, books that have helped me explore and understand more deeply what it means to be a strategic thinker, and to enroll my team into being strategic thinkers. The book I...

Sneak Peek: 3 NEW HR Timesaving Tools
Sneak Peek: 3 NEW HR Timesaving Tools

I know your time is valuable. So is your sanity. That’s why our brightest minds and our nerdiest nerds here at CEDR work so hard to create HR tech that preserves both. Most recently, we’ve tackled three of the most time-consuming and painstaking aspects of HR, and I...

Texas Employers: Paid Sick Leave Laws in Legal Limbo
Texas Employers: Paid Sick Leave Laws in Legal Limbo

When we tell business owners and managers about paid sick leave laws, the most common response we hear is, “I already offer paid time off, so I don’t need to do anything.” This is an enormous, and unfortunate, misunderstanding and one that can immediately get a...