Human Resources News & Insights

Facebook photos showed FMLA abuse, so why won’t court dismiss case?

If an employee is supposed to be on FMLA because a medical condition prevents him for handling the day-to-day tasks of his job, you’d think a couple of photos of him frolicking about on a Caribbean island during his leave would be enough to prove he was abusing his FMLA leave. And it probably could’ve […] [MORE]

Rethinking employee engagement: 2 seldom-used tactics to lift morale

If you’re having trouble with employee engagement, you’re not alone.

Healthcare services: Employees want to find less costly care, but need HR’s help

HR pros have been urging employees to ask questions and shop around for less-costly, high quality health care for years now — and it looks like many employees are finally heeding the call.

Is McDonald’s new application process the future of hiring?

If you want to attract younger employees, it’s probably not a bad idea to allow them to apply using whatever technology they’re most comfortable with. And McDonald’s is willing to do just that.

‘Put on your big boy pants’: Takeaways from man’s retaliation suit

When a male employee in a predominantly female workforce voices a gender discrimination complaint, it’s probably not the best idea to tell him to “suck it up” and “put on your big boy pants.”

Contradictory rulings on gay rights under Title VII: High Court showdown imminent?

A federal appeals court in Chicago just ruled that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. But the ruling actually muddies the waters on the issue for employers.

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.

5 benefits communication mistakes that kill employee satisfaction

Good benefits communication is more important than the actual benefits you offer – at least when it comes to employee satisfaction.

From Boomers to Millennials, here are workers’ top 6 benefit needs

Depending on which demographic they fall into (Baby Boomer, Gen-X, Millennial, etc.), employees have vastly different benefit needs. So why do so many employers offer a one-sized-fits-all benefits package?  

Why the fight over DOL’s overtime rule could rage on … for a while

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule isn’t dead yet. In fact, it has a big ally.