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December 2017 News & Updates

Thursday, December 21, 2017   (0 Comments)
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December 2017 News & Updates

As the year draws to an end, we’re focusing on a couple topics in the news that impact your workplaces – sexual harassment and cyber security. Employee classification has been an area of enhanced enforcement action this year, so we also offer an update on the FLSA Overtime Rule as well as Independent Contractor status.

Oregon and Washington both made mandatory changes to their labor law posting requirements for 2018 – don’t forget you can order your updated posters through UEA.

Workplace Sexual Harassment

With all the news surrounding sexual harassment in recent months, employers should be clear about expectations for allowed workplace behavior and supervisors should have regular training to ensure they understand their role in ensuring a safe workplace for all employees.

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Data Security: Best Practices

Most companies store a broad range of personal employee information including social security numbers, birth dates, bank account information and sometimes health records as well. With the recent data breaches of Equifax, Yahoo and others, employers should be taking steps to review their own record retention and data storage practices.

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Employee Classification Update 

Worker classification remains one of the most complicated aspects of HR management. Between court decisions and agency appeals, the status of the FLSA Overtime rule is still undecided. In addition, businesses need to remain careful when they classify a worker as an independent contractor instead of an employee of the company.

Read more.
Upcoming 2018 Workshops

We're gearing up for 2018 and have added lots of training sessions to our website! Click here to view our training page.

Don't forget -- we also offer onsite training for many of our workshops, learn more here!
All of us at UEA wish you the best for the holiday season and the New Year! 

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