Human Resources News & Insights

Supreme Court declines ADA leave case: Why that’s not a bad thing

So the Supreme Court decided not to tackle whether extended leave is a reasonable ADA accommodation. But that could be more good news than bad for employers.

FMLA lawsuit: Was surveillance justified or payback for smut-watching complaint?

Just because the FMLA gives employers the ability to initiate surveillance on employees they suspect of abusing their leave, it doesn’t mean you should take such a drastic step.

Ex-DOL admin’s warning about new OT rule: ‘Don’t throw away your old pay plans’

While the majority of industry experts expect the DOL to create a new overtime rule that sets the salary threshold somewhere in the $33K ballpark, there’s at least one person who sees a scenario where employers will have to comply with the originally proposed $47K threshold. And there’s good reason to take what she says […] [MORE]

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.