Last week while attending the KronosWorks event in Las Vegas, سمعت قليلا جدا عن التغييرات المقترحة على العمل المنصف وقانون معايير (FLSA). This was of special interest to attendees of KronosWorks, who are primarily professionals who deal with changing regulations to time and wage regulations.

Coincidentally, two Second Circuit Court of Appeals rulings came to light during the week – one (Three D, LLC v. NLRB), was on whether “liking” a disparaging or negative comment was acceptable grounds for termination (nope). الأخرى (Davis v. New York City Dep’t of Educ.) was whether discretionary bonus payouts could be considered an “adverse employment action” (موافق).

Neither of these cases has a direct effect on time and wage compliance issues, but both are examples of how quickly labor laws can change by way of precedent (as opposed to wholly new legislation). Especially for small and mid-sized businesses, HR professionals have to make very quick decisions based on limited data about complex, often legal-oriented, topics.

في براندون قاعة المجموعةالصورة 2015 Wage and Labor Law Compliance Survey, there was a question asking respondents about how often they checked to see if their pay policies were still in compliance.

Frequency of Review of Laws and Regulations that Affect How Employees are Paid

مصدر: 2015 Brandon Hall Group Wage and Compliance Study (n-255)

مصدر: 2015 Brandon Hall Group Wage and Compliance Study (n-255)

كما ترون, 57% of organizations surveyed review new regulations twice a year or less, which might be acceptable in terms of dealing with completely new regulations, especially those as high profile as FLSA, but leaves many organizations quite unprepared to deal with more recent precedents involving common, everyday decisions.

This is not meant to be fearmongering, but rather to note that it is worth taking the time to either set up regular meetings with someone from your legal team to stay apprised of relevant cases, or in the case of smaller companies, to set aside time to review legal precedents through research (on your own or curated) or through online message boards or forums.

It does take some time to get acquainted with terminology and figure out what is relevant news, but after a few weeks it takes no longer than 10 إلى 15 minutes to review all the significant rulings of that week. بالطبع, the real work comes about when it’s time to actually change the policy and affect change, but that’s a discussion for another time.

جرف ستيفنسون, المحلل الرئيسي, إدارة القوى العاملة, براندون قاعة المجموعة

جرف ستيفنسون

جرف ستيفنسون هو المحلل الرئيسي, الممارسة إدارة القوى العاملة, لبراندون قاعة المجموعة. وقال انه جاء لبراندون قاعة المجموعة في 2015 من معهد الإنتاجية للشركة (i4cp) حيث كان أحد كبار المحللين منذ 2012. وقد ركزت تجربة الهاوية كما محلل أبحاث رأس المال البشري على بيانات وتحليلات, إدارة الأداء, تجنيد, اكتساب, استبقاء, والاستنزاف.

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