Anagha Krishnan is a Regulatory Analyst at Zenefits. She is focused on developments in the HR, Benefits, and Payroll space, and helping small businesses get in compliance with new regulations. A Berkeley Law grad, Anagha enjoys pop culture podcasts, trying out new tea blends, and getting to the beach when she can.
In the fall of 2016, Washington voters approved Initiative 1433, which resulted in a mandatory paid sick leave law and minimum wage increase, among other changes. While the state minimum wage is set to increase over the next few years, Washington employers are required to comply with the Paid Sick Leave law as of January […]
On October 12, California Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills which will have significant ramifications for employers in the state. AB168, which applies to all public and private sector California employers, prohibits companies from seeking or relying upon the salary history information of an applicant in employment decisions. While SB 63, or the “New Parent […]
On August 31, 2017, a Texas federal judge struck down the FLSA Overtime Final Rule, which aimed to increase the minimum salary threshold for the “white collar” overtime pay exemption. The ruling stated that “nothing in [FLSA] section 213” permits salary thresholds, rather than employee duties, to be the determinant of overtime pay. The judge, […]
Following a decision by the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”), employers may now use the previously approved EEO-1 form to meet their 2017 EEO-1 reporting obligation, before March 31, 2018. Employers must select the data used for the 2017 EEO-1 report from a payroll period in October, November, or December, the fourth quarter of […]
In the absence of paid family or paid sick leave provisions in federal law, a growing number of states and cities, including California, New York, Washington, and Arizona have begun to fill the gap. Be sure to check out the rest of our content on major developments in the 2017 leave landscape, and how Zenefits […]
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees with 12 weeks of job-protected leave, but federal law does not require this leave to be paid–effectively leaving the decision in the hands of covered employers. In the absence of paid family or sick leave provisions in federal law, a growing number of states, including […]