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Hiring Minors in the Heat of the Summer: What Employers Need to Know
June 2, 2018 via ConvergeBlog
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...'tis the season for beach vacations, fun in the sun, and summer hires—many of which will be under the age of 18 years old. In anticipation of summer hires, employers may want to familiarize themselves with the federal laws outlining child labor restrictions. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has issued youth employment regulations. While there are some exceptions, generally "youth" are entitled to minimum wage and overtime, but the FLSA includes other protections in the form of when and what a minor can do.

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Employer-Mandated Tip Pooling Guidelines

May 31, 2018 via ConvergeBlog
This will provide an overview of the guidelines involving tips, service charges and tip pooling, the current state of the law that was updated on March 23, 2018 and some suggestions on how to stay compliant.
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A Step-By-Step Guide to Terminating Employees for Theft (Part One)

May 24, 2018 via ConvergeBlog

In this issue, we’ll look at some common mistakes that have resulted in otherwise unassailable terminations going south in court, and step-by-step solutions to prevent the worst-case scenario from unfolding.
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Trouble Wanted: EEOC Continues Efforts to Eliminate Illegal Hiring Practices
June 7, 2018 via Conn Maciel Carey

Hiring practices, by their nature, have the potential to impact large groups of individuals.  Employers using certain screening tools such as pre-employment tests and medical questionnaires may thus find themselves having to defend their policies and procedures in litigation brought by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC").
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