Human Resources News & Insights

Why the ‘Pence Rule’ is exactly how you shouldn’t go about preventing sexual harassment

With new high profile sexual harassment allegations coming out on a daily basis, a lot of companies are considering policy changes and putting new protocols into place. One new rule not to establish? The Pence Rule.

What are the most annoying co-worker habits? Study says …

If you get annoyed by your co-workers from time to time, you’re not alone. In a recent survey conducted by Olivet Nazarene University, 2,000 American workers were asked if they ever get annoyed at work. One-hundred percent of respondents said yes. 

When does ADA leave become unreasonable? Courts & EEOC say …

Many questions spring up for employers when an employee exhausts their FMLA leave but still can’t return to work. Are you required to give them more leave under the ADA? If so, how much additional leave is too much? Can you fire them for needing too much time off? 

Real-life Scrooges: The cheapest holiday gifts bosses have ever given their employees

When it comes to gift-giving, it’s the thought that counts. But things can get pretty awkward when gifts are downright thoughtless. 

It’s the most stressful time of the year: 5 tips to get your employees through the holidays

It’s that time of year again. Employees are preoccupied with thoughts of holiday shopping, party planning and visiting relatives, and the stress of it all can seriously impact their work. So what can you do to help? 

Tricky HR situations: When it’s probably a good idea to call a lawyer

With the multitude of issues HR pros face, it can be difficult to know under which circumstances legal help is necessary. Because, when it comes down to it, there is no instruction manual.

Sexual harassment in the Harvey Weinstein era: 3 ways to go beyond standard training

From the Harvey Weinstein and Bill O’Reilly scandals to the #MeToo movement on social media, sexual harassment is on everybody’s minds.

Corporate jargon: Ranking buzzwords from insufferable to tolerable

Corporate jargon can do more than just annoy your coworkers – using particular buzzwords at work can also alter people’s impression of your professionalism and intelligence. 

Intoxicated employee dies after holiday party: Is company liable for negligence?

If your company hosts a holiday party so employees can have some fun, can you be held legally responsible when a tragedy takes place because an employee had too much fun?

IRS increases FSA limits, other benefits for 2018

The IRS just released the 2018 Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLAs) for a variety of tax-related limits, like the popular flexible spending accounts (FSAs). Here’s what employers need to know about the new COLA limits: