U.S. Supreme Court Ruled Federal Anti-Bias Law Protects LGBTQ Workers

Posted by Tonya Fletcher SPHR, SHRM-SCP on Jun 23, 2020 11:21:32 AM

In a 6 to 3 vote on Monday, June 15, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that workplace discrimination because of an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity is unlawful discrimination “because of Sex” under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII is the federal employment law that prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, and sex. The law applies to employers with 15 or more employees who worked for the employer for at least 20 weeks of the current or preceding calendar year. Employers may not refuse to hire, discharge, or otherwise discriminate against "any individual" with respect to his or her pay and terms and conditions of employment based on the individual's sex, according to the statute.

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Topics: Human Resources, HR policies

3 Steps for Employee Records Retention

Posted by Tonya Fletcher SPHR, SHRM-SCP on May 19, 2020 8:45:00 AM

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, employee medical information and confidentiality has become an especially important topic. During the crisis, employers may see employee medical information such as a doctor’s note advising an accommodation for a high-risk employee; an employee request for FFCRA sick leave due to COVID-19 symptoms; or results from an employee’s medical test such as a temperature check before the employee re-enters the workplace.

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Topics: Human Resources, employee record retention, personnel records, i-9 form

How Can FrankCrum Support You In Times of Crisis?

Posted by Angie Garcia on Apr 9, 2020 9:08:52 AM

When you partner with FrankCrum, you can expect a reduced workload, improved HR, and access to big company benefits. But, we want to ensure you’re aware of the many ways we can support you through the challenging times ahead.

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Topics: Payroll, Workers' Compensation, Human Resources, Risk Management

The Essentials of Business Law That Owners Should Know | HR Compliance

Posted by Christine Batten, PHR on Mar 10, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Knowing the essentials of business law is crucial to an owner. In our decades of partnering with businesses of all sizes, we’ve learned that business owners don’t know what they don’t know. What we mean is we find a lot of clients who have no idea about complying with the state and federal laws that apply to their business – and that’s a major risk. Non-compliance not only hurts your employees and company, but the fees associated with not meeting deadlines or following the correct procedures could also put you under. When it comes to HR compliance, here are the essentials of business law for business owners.

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Topics: Small Business Management, Human Resources, Legal News & Compliance

The W-4 Gets a Makeover after 30+ Years

Posted by Dana Spinello, CPA on Dec 19, 2019 10:00:30 AM


The last major redesign of the Form W-4 occurred in 1987 – over 30 years ago.  When updates became necessary due to changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the I.R.S. used the opportunity to overhaul the form and address ongoing concerns about its complexity and inaccurate withholding results.

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Topics: Human Resources, new W-4 form

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

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