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Tonya Fletcher SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Tonya Fletcher SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Tonya is the Labor Compliance Manager at FrankCrum. In this role, she leads the FrankAdvice team and manages the delivery and content of best practice information to client owners and managers regarding all types of employment related topics. When she’s not at work, Tonya enjoys international travel.
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What Employers Need to Know About Pay Equity and Salary History Bans

Posted by Tonya Fletcher SPHR, SHRM-SCP on Jul 30, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Equal pay for equal work is a hot topic for employers in 2019, partly because social movements have brought attention to gender pay imbalances in the workplace.

One of the bigger pay equity stories making headlines is the lawsuit brought on by the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. The recent World Champions are asking for pay equal to the men’s team, which has the same responsibilities as the women’s team but fewer wins and less revenue. Chants of “equal pay” were heard at both the World Cup and the team’s recent victory parade in New York City.

Additionally, four women recently joined a major pay gap case against the Walt Disney Company, accusing the entertainment giant of gender discrimination at its Hollywood Records music label, its theme parks and other divisions. The complaint alleges that Disney routinely compensates women less than men, denies women promotions and classifies female employees in lower job titles that don’t match their qualifications.

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Topics: HR policies, wageandhour

How Employers Can Prepare for the Proposed Overtime Rule

Posted by Tonya Fletcher SPHR, SHRM-SCP on Jul 9, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations for white-collar overtime exemptions. After the agency decides that a regulatory action is needed, it publishes a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register and solicits comments from the public. Once the agency considers the feedback, it will make any changes deemed appropriate, and then publish the final rule in the Federal Register with a specific date the rule is effective and enforceable.

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Topics: Human Resources

Keep Out of Hot Water with ICE: How HR Outsourcing Helps

Posted by Tonya Fletcher SPHR, SHRM-SCP on Apr 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM

An I-9 Guide for Employers

The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 requires all US employers to complete a Form I-9 (I-9) upon hiring a new employee to work in the U.S. The I-9 is used to verify an employee’s identity and work authorization. Employers must verify the employment eligibility of all new employees and are prohibited from discrimination based on national origin or citizenship status. If the I-9 is not filled out carefully or thoroughly, substantial fines and potential government trouble could come into play.

The federal government uses E-Verify to supplement the enforcement of federal immigration law. E-Verify is required for federal contracts that contain a FAR E-Verify clause. Several states have also enacted laws that require employers to register and use E-Verify. If using E-Verify, the employer enters the employee’s information from the I-9 to create a case. When you outsource human resources management, this process is managed for you.

Whether you choose to outsource HR or handle HR tasks on your own, here’s what you need to know about the form and some of the common errors associated with it. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforces employer compliance with I-9 and E-Verify rules.

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Topics: Human Resources

10 Complexities Employers May Encounter in the Payroll Process

Posted by Tonya Fletcher SPHR, SHRM-SCP on Apr 16, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Employers who’ve processed payroll any amount of time are probably already aware that it can be extremely complicated. Calculating payroll taxes, managing deductions, navigating payroll software and keeping up with payroll reports are just some of the headaches that surround managing payroll. In addition, employers can run into conflicts with federal and state labor laws, which can lead to wage violations if not handled correctly. Here are answers to 10 complex scenarios employers may encounter while handling payroll.

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Topics: Payroll

DOL Issues Proposed Overtime Rule

Posted by Tonya Fletcher SPHR, SHRM-SCP on Mar 20, 2019 11:00:00 AM

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced a proposed rule which would make more than a million American workers eligible for overtime pay.

Currently, employees with a salary less than $23,660 per year ($455.00 per week) must be paid overtime if they work more than 40 hours per week. This has been the standard since 2004. You may remember the Obama-era overtime regulation issued in 2016 that would have raised the salary threshold to $47,476 per year ($913 per week). The regulation was later invalidated by a federal judge in Texas just days before it was set to take effect.

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Topics: Human Resources, Legal News & Compliance

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