Human Resources News & Insights

Butt-dial costs man a cushy six-figure job he ‘barely showed up to’

Here’s some advice for individuals who set the bar low: If you do manage to land that dream job that essentially pays you big bucks to do nothing, don’t ever, under any circumstances, brag about the fact that you have such a job.

IRS issues strong warnings about ACA compliance: Should HR be worried?

Despite lots of warnings, the IRS has yet to impose any non-compliance penalties on employers during the two years the ACA reporting provisions have been mandatory. And with all of the efforts to kill or water down Obamacare, many employers are wondering if they should even make ACA compliance a priority at all.

Forget paternity leave, ‘paw-ternity’ leave is the recruiting benefit of the future

Many employers don’t even offer paternity leave to employees, but one organization offers this benefit for both human and fur babies.

Firing staffer for ‘gender stereotypes’ memo sets off Google’s free speech nightmare

When Google fired a software engineer over a memo he wrote criticizing the company’s diversity efforts, little did it know it would set off a chain of events that put it smack dab in the middle of a national media frenzy — and an HR nightmare.

Game-changing ruling on marijuana has major implications for HR pros everywhere

Do you have to accommodate employees’ use of medical marijuana even if you have a drug policy that follows federal law and prohibits illegal substances including marijuana?

Do employers take hourly workers for granted? 3 ways to prevent engagement problems

The turnover rate among hourly workers is a whooping 49% on average, according to some research. When turnover is that high, it almost always means engagement is precipitously low.

Worker violated drug policy, so how the heck did company lose in court?

Yes, employers can — and should — enforce drug policies that prohibit employees from working under the influence of drugs that impact performance and safety, even if the substances are legally prescribed prescription drugs. However, there is another a caveat to even the most black-and-white policies employers must keep in mind.

DOL flirting with radical change to OT rules: What it would mean for you

In its quest to find a suitable alternative to the OT rule changes created during the Obama administration, the Acosta-led DOL is considering a change that would address one of the chief complaints about the previous administration’s changes.

Navigating the complicated issue of spousal surcharges: 4 options to consider

When it comes to spousal surcharges and all the fallout that follows such a move, employers have a variety of options to choose from.

Another Senate failure leaves Obamacare repeal future in grave doubt

By the narrowest of margins, the Senate’s latest vote for a stripped down ACA repeal bill, which was dubbed a “skinny” repeal, was shot down. Now the GOP faces some tough questions about the likelihood of its “repeal-and-replace” efforts.