Human Resources News & Insights

Knock, knock: Court rules EEOC can come on-site — with or without your consent

Employers who feel the EEOC may have a tendency to overstep its authority were just dealt a blow. 

Here’s what trashing resumes, applications can cost you

A recent settlement of an EEOC lawsuit is a powerful reminder of just how important it is to retain job seekers’ application materials — and what it can cost if you fail to. 

EEOC’s new retaliation guidance should concern you – and here’s why

It’s about to get easier for employees to cry “retaliation!” 

Ignoring discrimination complaints costs how much? This firm’s out $4M

Discrimination is not something you want to go ignored, especially if you have a large workforce. Here’s a great example of why managers can’t let complaints slide to the back burner. 

What will that next discrimination charge cost you?

So you’ve been charged with discrimination — or you fear you could be. Time to liquefy some assets. It’s going to cost you plenty. 

New ACA nondiscrimination rules: But these aren’t the rules you’re looking for

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) just issued proposed nondiscrimination rules that would be applied under the health reform law. 

Now your office thermostat setting may be discriminatory

In HR, we’re constantly preaching that everyone should be treated equally. So why, then, are women constantly freezing in the office wearing parkas and Snuggies, while men can relax in polo shirts? 

Investigators now coming after you … in disguise

One government agency has just taken the wraps off a new way its officials intend to enforce employment laws. If this tactic spreads, it could be very costly for employers.

Same-sex marriage legalized everywhere: What employers have to do now

The same-sex marriage argument has finally been settled in the U.S — at least from a legal standpoint. Every state is now required to allow and acknowledge same-sex marriages. This has significant implications for employers. Here’s a breakdown of what they are. 

Drug policy keeping up with changing pot laws? A checklist

States’ legalization of marijuana has made creating effective drug policies a nightmare. Thankfully, new guidance is here to help.