Monthly Archives: May 2023

What Employers Should Know About Generative AI

A generative AI system (artificial intelligence software that answers questions), like ChatGPT and Bard, provides immediate responses to prompts based on the information it knows—much of the internet or a smaller content library if that’s what it’s been told to use. These responses usually look and sound authoritative—like a real human wrote them— although the [...]

May 26th, 2023|Uncategorized|

2023 penalties for violations of federal laws

Several federal agencies released final rules, announcing increased amounts for 2023. Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Failing to furnish reports to certain former employees or maintain employee records: maximum penalty is $36 per employee per plan year. Failing to file a plan annual report: up to $2,586 per day. Failing to provide requested documentation [...]

May 19th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Calculating number of employees for FMLA eligibility

The Department of Labor's Field Assistance Bulletin 2023-1 considers what compliance with the FMLA looks like for businesses that have employees working remotely. Specifically, employers may be uncertain about one of the eligibility requirements: having 50 or more employees within 75 miles of the worksite. As the guidance lays out, employees’ personal residences or other [...]

May 12th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Break time for pumping breast milk and privacy to pump

The FLSA requires that employers provide covered employees “reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for such employee’s nursing child for 1 year after the child’s birth each time such employee has need to express the milk” and provide “a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free [...]

May 5th, 2023|Uncategorized|