Finance News & Insights

Watch out! 6 common slips that can lead to costly legal trouble

You’re Finance’s top protector – from fraud, compliance issues and legal trouble.  [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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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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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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