Human Resources News & Insights

Unusual cash deposits: Company toilets clogged by $100K

When this business said somebody was flushing money down the toilet, it wasn’t speaking metaphorically about a failed company initiative.

Facebook invites HR pros to steal its sexual harassment policy

In the wake of surging workplace sexual harassment allegations across all industries, Facebook is taking a drastic step.

Paid leave policies: How does your company stack up to the competition?

Forward-thinking employers are finding a number of creative ways to tweak their paid leave policies to give employees the most from the benefit.

Court dismisses Google’s equal pay lawsuit, but company’s not off the hook yet

After a series of blows against its pay practices, a judge finally granted Google some good news. But the ruling also made it clear the tech juggernaut’s legal saga wasn’t over yet.

Opioid crisis forcing employers to take drastic health plan steps

If your company is worried about employees’ abuse of opioid prescriptions, you’re not alone.

Tricky new I-9 scam wreaking havoc on employers: What to watch for

If you get a very convincing email from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) about info on your employees’ I-9s, don’t follow the instructions.

Landmark lawsuit: ACA employer mandate case costs Dave & Buster’s $7.4M

To avoid the employer mandate for not offering healthcare coverage, can employers cut employees’ hours to avoid having them count as full-time employees under the ACA? HR pros everywhere were hoping a first-of-its kind lawsuit would answer this question. 

What the heck is a Letter 226J? IRS’s new ACA enforcement comes at a terrible time

HR pros can be forgiven if they’re a bit skeptical about the IRS’ warnings to collect ACA employer mandate penalties. After all, they’ve been saying this for years without actually following through. But with the latest warning, the agency also included some proof that this time it’s for real.

Fully healed policies: Court ruling highlights new danger for HR

It’s not uncommon for employers to have some type of company-wide policy requiring all employees on leave to get a doctor certification that they’re cleared to come back to work. But as a recent lawsuit shows, if that policy is fairly rigid, it can put your company in legal danger. It can also lead to […] [MORE]

Is flipping off the President a fireable offense? Sure. But should firm have done it?

When a government contractor fired an employee over a Facebook photo that showed her giving the middle finger to President Trump, it probably didn’t expect such a widespread negative reaction from the public. But that’s just what happened to Akima LLC.