EU Data Regulator Says GDPR Fines Coming by the End of the Year: Reuters

GDPR includes sweeping privacy restrictions requiring websites to give users more control over their data and to offer more transparency about their practices. The EU’s privacy watchdog is predicting that the first enforcement actions under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be announced in the coming months. Violations can carry hefty fines up to […]

We’ve Got the Skinny on New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law

New Jersey has now become the tenth state to enact a statewide mandatory paid-sick-leave law. The New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act was signed into law on May 2 by Gov. Phil Murphy and will go into effect on Oct. 29. Once effective, it will require New Jersey employers of all sizes to provide up […]

6 Things Human Resources Should Never Do

The role of HR has evolved significantly over the last few decades. Today, HR professionals have a lot of responsibilities, including recruiting, onboarding, and engagement, among other things. HR departments work to make sure their employees are given the support they need to reach their full potential. In doing so, organizations become stronger and grow more rapidly. That’s […]

5 Interview Do’s (and Don’ts) to Keep Your Company from Legal Woes

There are a lot of rules to protect employees. A whole lot! In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor enforces more than 180 laws covering everything from wages to worker’s compensation and everything in between. And those are just the federal ones. But what about before an employee signs an offer letter? Some of the […]

ACA Regulations & 1099 Classification: Are You Compliant?

Don’t Ignore the Warning Signs! Two of the most critical components of managing a workforce are compliance with the Affordable Care Act legislation (ACA or Obamacare) and Independent Contractor classification (1099). Employers are bombarded with information about the failure to comply because of the risk of penalty and heavy taxation. For many businesses, it’s not […]

California Paid Sick Leave Effective July 1st

The state of California passed legislation that allows employees to accrue paid sick leave beginning Wednesday, July 1st 2015. To learn more about the new legislation, visit the state’s industrial website at http://www.dir.ca.gov/  Who’s eligible for paid sick leave? Beginning July 1, 2015, employees working 30 or more days within a calendar year in the state of California […]

Avoid co-employment, not your temps.

At TargetCW, we’re very proud to have a great reputation with our employees and client companies. One thing we would love to see more of is our employees connecting with the client company’s culture. The Issue The issue isn’t the client company, it’s the company’s fear of co-employment which at times causes them to isolate […]

Contingent Labor: Helping the U.S. Embrace Change

A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.  –Chinese Proverb The staffing industry has spent so much energy preparing for changes in our nation’s health care system. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Individual Mandate has been in effect since 2014, requiring our nation’s population to purchase at least […]

Effective Time Management Skills for HR Professionals

A new year is a great time to get organized at work.  Busy HR professionals need to manage their time effectively to execute their daily tasks and future project needs. With good time management skills you are in control of your time and your stress. You are also able to make progress at work and […]

More employers say ‘no’ after Social Media review

More employers are finding reasons not to hire workers on social media. A CareerBuilder survey found that, “43 percent of hiring managers who currently research candidates on social media found information that caused them not to hire a candidate” — up 9 percentage points from last year. The survey also found 39 percent of firms […]