Human Resources News & Insights

What? Company never filled position, but still wound up in court for age bias

All it takes is one ill-advised comment like this from a manager for an employer to get sued for bias.

5 attorney tips for detecting lies in the workplace

Unfortunately, deception is something that comes with the human condition. 

ACA ‘repeal and replace’ plans in motion for 2017: What should HR do?

Republican House and Senate leaders have been energized by the election of a president likely to accept a proposal to repeal Obamacare. As a result, they’re preparing to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) within the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s first term. 

7 deadly sins your managers may be committing

Managers get blamed for a lot of turnover and internal issues, but how much of that is really their fault? 

16 building blocks that bolster employee engagement

Do you know what sets your company apart from the rest for job seekers? Is it your recent accomplishments? How about your Fitness Fridays or Casual Mondays? Or is it the opportunities you provide for employees to grow throughout your firm and take their careers to the next level? 

ADA: Another example of just how hard it is to comply with the law

A new court ruling just made it a little more difficult for employers, managers and supervisors to comply with the ADA’s accommodation requirements. 

Don’t use this company’s approach to cutting OT costs

With the DOL looking to make another four million employees OT-eligible this December, many employers will be looking for ways to limit their OT exposure. Just don’t try the method this company used. 

10 ways to help employees achieve better work-life balance

Americans rank in the middle of the pack compared to the rest of the world when it comes to how many hours we work in a week. So why does it feel like so many Americans are stressed and overworked? 

Busting up the professional ghosting culture: A how-to guide

You’ve asked a colleague for some feedback on one of your proposals, but after a week there’s still no response. It’s not a “yes,” but it’s not a “no.” It’s just a silent abyss that queries get sent into, never to return. You’re in a ghosting limbo. 

EEOC drops new guidelines on avoiding retaliation claims

The EEOC just made avoiding retaliation claims easier, helping out both you and your managers. The agency recently posted its finalized Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues, that were last updated in 1998. Why now? According to EEOC Chair Jenny Yang, retaliation claims make up 44.5% of all complaints filed with the EEOC, surpassing […] [MORE]