Human Resources News & Insights

Bosses revel in March Madness, but don’t trust their own staffers to do the same

More than 70% of bosses and managers will take part in some type of March Madness pool this season, but many of these same managers have some serious reservations about allowing or encouraging their direct reports to do the same.

5 ways HR can win over skeptics in the C-Suite

One of the biggest challenges HR pros face is getting upper management to view them as trusted, vital partners – not a department that’s essentially an ever-expanding expense item and necessary evil.

Employers get PAID: But is DOL’s new program as good as it sounds?

When it comes to FLSA enforcement, the notion of a more employer-friendly DOL is quite foreign to HR pros. But with the agency’s latest move, it seems like that’s exactly what it’s going for.

20-state lawsuit claims ACA just became ‘unconstitutional’: What now?

Just when you thought the fight to kill the ACA was finally over, a brand new chapter of the Obamacare-repeal saga has emerged. And on the surface, this chapter looks like it could potentially be the last for the controversial law.

The risky hiring shortcut nearly half of HR pros are taking

Study after study confirms that an alarming number of applicants are blatantly lying on their resumes, and a new study reveals many of these folks are likely to get away with it. 

Patriots-loving HR pro fires Giants fan for ‘the Tom Brady incident’

When a New York City underwriter walked past a life-sized poster of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in his Manhattan office, little did he know it would set off a chain off events that would eventually lead to his termination.

HR pros targeted in new scams: 3 schemes the FBI, IRS say to watch for

Heads up: In recent months, a number of federal agencies — including the FBI and IRS — are warning employers about new scams targeting employees’ direct deposit, W-2 and I-9 information. And these scams have wreaked havoc on scores of companies.

Workflex in the 21st Century Act: Paid leave on the federal level … with a catch

Following an array of state and local paid leave laws and loud calls from employers and prominent business groups, Congress has introduced a bill to make paid leave on a federal level a reality. But the legislation probably isn’t what HR pros were expecting.

Nearly a third of companies will pass tax law savings to staffers: Here’s how

HR pros have seen plenty of news stories about giant corporations that are passing along the savings from the new tax law to their employees. But until now, it’s been tough to get a picture of just how many employers, percentage wise, are actually going to make such a move.

Feds’ new I-9 enforcement push: 4 ways to protect your company

Now is the perfect time for a review of your I-9 compliance efforts for a number of reasons.