HR News Roundup

Join us on Friday mornings – grab a cup of coffee and get your read on – we’ll take a look back through some of the important and sharable HR news that came across our newsfeeds this week:

ACA repeal bill nixed: What’s next for healthcare reform, employers? (Read @ HR Morning)
The Republican’s best attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to date has been axed. Where does that leave employers, and what can they expect next? For starters, it leaves employers with the ACA and everything that comes with it … the employer mandate … the reporting requirements … the whole enchilada.

Things to be aware of if you have multiple users processing payroll (Read @ Sage City)
If you have multiple users processing payroll in Sage HRMS Payroll for the same period end date, you should always calculate payroll just prior to printing and posting checks. By calculating payroll, you can make sure that another payroll processor’s work is not overlapping the calculation process.

HR’s Increasing Role in Ensuring Data Privacy (Read @ CT Employment Law Blog)
On Thursday, March 16, the CEO of Defense Point Security, LLC — a Virginia company that bills itself as “the choice provider of cyber security services to the federal government” — told all employees that their W-2 tax data was handed directly to fraudsters after someone inside the company got caught in a phisher’s net.

When ICE Comes Knocking at Your Company’s Door (Read @ INC.)
Is everyone in your US office legal to work in the United States? Are you sure? Could you survive an audit of your documentation? This is called an I9 audit. Is it possible that Immigration officials could show up at your door and ask to see your documentation? Yes, and Ashley Kaplan, Senior Employment Law Attorney at ComplyRight, helped me with some tips for making sure you don’t need to be nervous when ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) shows up at your door.

Company Doors Drive Employee Turnover – Friday Distraction (Read @ HR Bartender)
Organizations have several different types of “doors”. Some companies have configured their office space to have “no doors”. Everything is open. Employees work at communal tables. Meetings are held in little spaces that are pre-reserved. This open office concept has been seeing some backlash lately, but many companies swear by it as a way to encourage collaboration.

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