Human Resources News & Insights

The return of Opinion Letters: DOL brings back key compliance tool for HR

Good news: HR pros will once again have one of the most useful DOL resources at their disposal to help with an array of tricky compliance issues.

Top 4 phrases HR pros should avoid during performance conversations

For many managers, especially newer ones, performance-based conversations are uncomfortable.

Senate’s new ACA repeal bill: What’s different from the House version?

Want to discuss the Senate’s new “discussion draft” of its ACA repeal bill with upper management but don’t have time to sift through the 142-page document? We’ve got you covered.

3 ‘harmless’ job interview questions that always land HR in big legal trouble

HR pros probably go out of their way to avoid asking obvious questions about race, age, gender and disability during job interviews.

Feds kill two ’employee-friendly’ rule interpretations, but will it help HR?

The DOL’s latest move gives employers some hope that the aggressive, pro-employee enforcement agenda of the agency’s previous administration is coming to an end.

City becomes first to offer student loan repayment benefits: Who’s next?

Here’s yet another sign that student loan repayment benefits are more than a passing fad. 

The opioid epidemic and your prescription drug policy: Is an update needed?

If prescription drug abuse is impacting workers, you’re not alone. 

FMLA lawsuit: 7 stupid words that could cost this employer big

Wells Fargo had mountains of well-documented evidence to back up its decision to fire a poorly performing employee, but a simple phrase by a clueless manager could wind up making all that evidence moot.

How your minor health incentives can leave you wide open to major legal trouble

Chances are your company offers employees some type of health-improvement program.  

6 common manager mistakes that can get your company sued

What do employment attorneys see as the common thread that lands well-meaning employers in court time and time again? Costly mistakes by their front-line managers.