Workplace Theft, Non-Match Letters, and More

Social Security Administration Mails “No-Match Letters” to Over 500k Employers

A recent New York Times article has highlighted the return of “no-match letters” from the Social Security Administration. This is the first time in almost a decade that these have been in use.

Since March of this year, more than 570,000 employers have received notification that social security numbers do not match employee names. The New York Times reports that “the letters have left many employers conflicted, uncertain whether to take action that could result in losing workers or risk fines down the road”.

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The Rise in Non-Cash Workplace Theft

A recent study conducted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners explored¬†the global increase in non-cash employee theft cases and the reasons behind it. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reports that when employees feel underpaid or as if their employer has “done them wrong”, they are more likely to participate in these behaviors.

Examples of non-cash theft and fraud includes the theft of workplace supplies, food, equipment, or proprietary information.

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Connecticut Restaurant Group to Pay Out $180k in Back Wages

The Stamford Advocate has reported that three Connecticut restaurants have been ordered to pay $180,000 in back wages and damages due to payroll record-keeping and overtime violations. The restaurant group, which owns several upscale restaurants throughout Fairfield County, incorrectly calculated overtime payments, paid flat salaries instead of overtime rates, and did not combine weekly work hours between various restaurant locations.

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2017 and 2018 EEO-1 Pay Data Due September 30th

A recent federal court ruled that employers subject to EEO-1 reporting requirements must submit pay data from 2017 and 2018 payrolls no later than September 30, 2019.

The Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has said it will be making a collection portal available to employers no later than mid-July.

For more information about this reporting requirement, please click here.

Workers Will Trade Lower Salaries for More Career Growth Opportunities

The results of a recent survey conducted by Jobvite found that workers prioritize career growth opportunities over a bigger salary and increased benefits. HR Dive further reports that younger workers surveyed indicated they would take a cut to their compensation for more career development opportunities, while the unemployed were only slightly less likely to prioritize career growth.

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Transformative 2019 HR Trends

Forbes has released a list of three trends HR leaders are prioritizing in 2019 tied to talent attraction and retention efforts.

Record low unemployment rates and high high employee turnover are creating the need for organizations to redefine strategies. Forbes says that trends that are emerging include HR participation in defining an employer and company brand, support of flexible work cultures, and a redefinition of diversity and inclusion.

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