Every day you read or hear another story about ID theft. You also see and hear all the commercials for services that claim they will protect you. Regardless of what you believe and/or purchase, you cannot protect yourself 100%. When it comes to the employment process, you can learn if an applicant may be involved in some type of ID theft issue.
A great deal of work is obviously required to adequately screen job applicants. In the course of conducting these investigations, it is important for employers to avoid additional problems by asking the wrong questions or giving out improper or inaccurate information to the applicant.
On May 27, 2014, Governor Snyder signed legislation increasing the state's minimum wage in stages to $9.25 per hour by 2018. The Michigan minimum wage labor law poster will be revised to reflect the increases, and all Michigan employers will be required to post the new version.
A recent survey by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) estimates that only 40 percent of employers surveyed have adopted a social media policy. Yet the social media websites of Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, and Twitter are four of the five most universally blocked websites. Considerable thought and care must be given to adopting a broadly inclusive computer and social media policy.
Employers fund the “unemployment system” by paying Federal and State unemployment payroll tax. Federal tax provides the operating and administrative funds for each respective state agency. Federal guidelines set minimal benefit standards and maintain oversight of each individual state unemployment program. In each state of business, an employer maintains a separate and specific tax account. They pay monies into this account in the form of taxes. Former employees, or claimants, draw monies out of this account in the form of unemployment benefits.
Many employers misclassify employees as independent contractors, not understanding the huge liability this presents for their company. Take a look at the basic definitions to see if you’re classifying correctly!