Human Resources News & Insights

Feds’ new I-9 enforcement push: 4 ways to protect your company

Now is the perfect time for a review of your I-9 compliance efforts for a number of reasons.

FMLA lawsuit: 7 stupid words that could cost this employer big

Wells Fargo had mountains of well-documented evidence to back up its decision to fire a poorly performing employee, but a simple phrase by a clueless manager could wind up making all that evidence moot.

Company bans emotional support peacock: ADA violation?

A United Airlines passenger recently made headlines when she tried to bring her pet peacock on board, which she said she needed for emotional support. For a slew of health and safety reasons, United did not allow the animal on the plane.

DOL’s latest move makes it easier for you to offer unpaid internships

  Good news: The feds just gave employers more incentive to offer internship programs.

Medical marijuana in prescription drug plans: Is it inevitable?

According to some experts in the healthcare industry, it’s not a question of if medical marijuana will be reimbursed through employer prescription drug plans, it’s a question of when.

Get the perfect candidate: 4 ways to write more effective job descriptions

When it comes to job postings, the search process can be a little overwhelming. And when candidates are overwhelmed, it winds up hurting the hiring companies. 

Cadillac tax killed by feds: What’s next for ACA?

When the House and Senate approved a short-term government spending bill, the major story was how it ended a government shutdown. But for HR pros, there’s another story tucked away in the legislation.

What do they want? Paid family leave! When do they want it? Now!

Paid family leave is quickly becoming one of the most sought after employee benefits, and only about 14% of working parents are currently getting that perk. But that number is about to change. 

Amazon bans salary history questions during interviews: Why HR should care

If your interview process still involves asking questions about candidates’ previous salary history, you may want to consider making some changes to that process.

4 simple office changes that will boost employees’ mood, morale

Bland, uninspiring workspaces are so common that many employers don’t think twice about their office design. But a drab workplace can wreak havoc on employees’ mental health.