How can Halloween be next week? So much happens at this time of year, but one of my favorite things is seeing dozens of children in costume running up our driveway. The excitement in their voices as they yell “trick or treat!” is the best! Whatever your plans, I hope you have a safe and enjoyable experience. Continue reading
Ever had one of those weeks where there are more demands on your time than time to give? We all have. But, somehow, we get it all done! If your week has been like mine, it’s time to celebrate our successes! So, grab your favorite drink, find a comfortable spot to relax, and enjoy this week’s edition of Fridays with Frank…because you’ve earned it! Continue reading
It’s been a busy week for everyone. In fact, for many of the attorneys and HR professionals I’ve spoken to, the last several weeks have been a blur. We’ve all been conducting countless Sexual Harassment Prevention Training sessions as employers scrambled to meet the Wednesday, October 9 deadline set by NY State. (If you didn’t make it, give me a call to discuss your options.) With that done, for the time being, I don’t know what I’ll do with all the extra time! Continue reading
You’ve heard it (and maybe said it yourself) countless times this week: I Can’t believe it’s October already! Or, as my father, Sam Cania, would say, “before you know it, Christmas will be here and gone!” I didn’t understand the meaning of that statement back then, but it’s all too clear now that our children are grown and we have a grandson!
Speaking of our toddler grandson, Connor, he’s waiting patiently for me to play with his trucks. So, as much as I enjoy spending time with you, I have a play date! Continue reading
September has been a whirlwind! First, with the October 9th deadline quickly approaching, I’ve conducted countless Sexual Harassment Prevention presentations (NY employers, remember the October 9th deadline!). Then, in addition to I-9 Palooza!, I spent three days at the NY State SHRM Annual Conference in Albany, where I had the pleasure to present on both the US Supreme Court and legislative advocacy for HR professionals.
But, the world doesn’t slow down because I’m busy. So let’s catch up together with another exciting edition of Fridays with Frank! Continue reading
On September 24, 2019, Acting Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella announced that “for the first time in over 15 years, America’s workers will have an update to overtime regulations that will put overtime pay into the pockets of more than a million working Americans.”
Effective January 1, 2020, updates to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations include: Continue reading
Wow, what a great week. I spent three days in Cleveland, OH, at a conference aptly named I-9 Palooza! That’s right. Three days filled with all things I-9 and E-Verify!
Although nothing could match the excitement of I-9 Palooza, this week’s Fridays with Frank is still pretty cool.
Did You Just Call Me A Dummy? No! However, LawLogix (the company behind I-9 Palooza!) published a great paperback and e-book called Form I-9 & E-Verify for dummies. Not as extensive as the 122-page USCIS Form I-9 Handbook for Employers (M-274), it’s an excellent resource for employers and HR professionals to understand the Form-I-9 and E-Verify process and requirements better. Continue reading