Human Resources News & Insights

Sick daze: Help employees shoo the flu out of the workplace

If you didn’t know it before, consider yourself warned. Flu season’s upon us! 

When medical marijuana laws and drug policies collide: Court says …

With every state saying something different about medical marijuana, it gets tricky for employers who want to maintain a completely drug-free workplace. 

EEOC releases sexual harassment stats one year after #MeToo

It’s been a year since countless stories of workplace sexual harassment started making headlines, and new data suggests the number of harassment complaints and lawsuits won’t be declining any time soon. 

Big-time talent acquisition on a small budget: 5 proven steps

No one needs to tell you that talent acquisition is hard work. And despite a hyper-pressurized job market, no one’s cutting you any slack, either. 

9 ways NOT to conduct a performance review

The end of the year will be here before you know it, and with it — for many — comes the annual performance review. 

3 ways to help an employee going through a rough patch

With busy days and never ending to-do lists, it makes sense to be focused solely on your own productivity. 

ACLU sues Facebook for discriminatory job ads

Facebook is in hot water once again — this time, for job ads targeting exclusively men for roles such as police officers, truck drivers and sports store clerks. 

Staying compliant during natural disasters: Pay, leave questions answered

The arrival of Hurricane Florence — and the dreaded aftermath — has a lot of employers wondering about HR challenges that come along with natural disasters.

Sixth Circuit: High standard to prove employees are similarly situated

A recent ruling by the Sixth Circuit shows when it comes to discrimination lawsuits, the standard is pretty high for proving the employees who received differential treatment are actually similarly situated. 

Update from feds: DOL releases opinion letters regarding FMLA, FLSA

It was a busy week for the DOL — not only did the agency release a new set of FMLA forms for employers, but it wrote four opinion letters addressing several FMLA and FLSA concerns.