Human Resources News & Insights

3 tactics to let employees know it’s OK to use flex time

Schedule flexibility is a great benefit that a lot of companies are offering. Many employees now have the opportunity to work from home or leave early to pick up their kids. 

Health savings accounts: Not your parents’ retirement plan

With the rise in health savings account (HSA) enrollment among younger employees and the decline in company matching rates of 401(k)s, HSAs have emerged as a retirement account option for new employees. In this guest post, Sean Hanft, a flexible compensation specialist with FSAstore.com/HSAstore.com, explains the many benefits of these savings vehicles and compares them […] [MORE]

5 ways to help an employee going through a hard time

Try as we might, sometimes keeping work and personal issues separate is impossible. 

Opioid epidemic in the workplace: Is Congress’s ambitious new legislation the answer?

Employers everywhere are struggling to handle the opioid crisis and its impact on the workplace, so Congress is looking to step in. 

Trump’s driver sues for years of unpaid overtime

Donald Trump’s former driver claims to be owed years of overtime pay, and the potential FLSA violation could end up costing the President hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

Trump administration weighs ending current DOL: What it means for HR

The Trump administration has certainly made some major — and mostly pro-employer — changes to Department of Labor (DOL) regs, but those changes pale in comparison to what the administration hopes to do to the agency next.

7 insane bosses that’ll make you thankful for yours

Sure, no one’s boss is perfect. But some are so spectacularly bad they’ll make you happy to deal with your own flawed leader. 

The dreaded termination talk: Helping managers get it right

The termination conversation: The most distasteful part of any manager’s job. Here are some guidelines on how to handle these confrontations in a humane, controlled and legally safe way. 

Buried in work? 3 tips when asking colleagues for help

Between the flood of emails constantly coming in and a never ending to-do list, it’s no surprise that plenty of people are completely overwhelmed at work. 

Manager’s one dumb comment triggers race discrimination lawsuit

When an employee wants to transfer to a new department, but isn’t qualified for the job, it seems like a fairly straightforward situation. But one offhand comment can quickly turn an open and shut case into a lengthy legal battle.