Finance News & Insights

Biometric timekeeping causing a flurry of lawsuits: What Finance should know

An increasing number of employers are relying on biometric timekeeping to accurately track employees work hours, and that’s led to an uptick in class-action lawsuits from unhappy employees. [Read more…]

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Defining unreasonable: How to turn down problematic ADA accommodation requests

From 2006 to 2016, EEOC charges against employers for ADA violations increased nearly 75%. With figures like that, some Finance chiefs feel it makes sense to grant each and every accommodation request that employees make. But that’s not the case. [Read more…]

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401(k) plan fees: The wrong choices could put you in court

Employers have a lot of freedom to determine how their 401(k) plan fees are allocated. The flip side of that freedom: A tremendous responsibility to make sure everything fee-related is done “solely in the best interest of participants.” That last part has caused plenty of legal issues for employers recently.  [Read more…]

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Business groups ask for expedited ruling in OT rules lawsuit

There’s a chance a federal judge may put a stop to the Obama administration’s new OT rules after all.   [Read more…]

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New OT rules could bring deluge of employee lawsuits, attorney says

Finance pros are eager to see what the DOL’s new overtime rules will look like this summer — not because they’re fans, but because they want to see how much their FLSA compliance efforts will have to change in a very short period of time (within 60 days, most likely).   [Read more…]

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‘Unreasonable’ worker demands spur class-action lawsuit

There’s nothing wrong with asking Finance to do a little more with a little less. But if you demand so much of your hourly staffers that they can’t realistically get it done on the clock, you’re asking for a problem. [Read more…]

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Target cuts disabled worker’s hours, ends up paying $160K

Here’s something companies of all stripes should remember: Slashing the work hours of disabled employees can leave them wide open to lawsuits. [Read more…]

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Last year's top discrimination suits cost employers $346M

Employers that end up snared in a discrimination lawsuit are likely to pay through the nose, according to the findings in a recent workplace litigation report. [Read more…]

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New wave of lawsuits: Is your Payroll department vulnerable?

There’s a alarming number of companies being hit with lawsuits for employee compensation violations. So you’ll want to check-in with Payroll ASAP to make sure your firm won’t be next. [Read more…]

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401(k)-fee lawsuits are up: Is your plan vulnerable?

401(k) plans are meant to help employers attract and retain top talent. But an increasing number of companies are finding themselves in court because of these very plans. [Read more…]

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