Human Resources News & Insights

NFL cheerleader rulebook sounds sexist … but is it illegal?

While it may come as no surprise the NFL has strict rules about cheerleaders’ appearance and conduct, the league might be in trouble for not imposing similar rules on their players.

‘No donuts, except on Fridays’ and 8 other crazy workplace rules

Every workplace has some annoying or outdated rules, but there are some office rules that are downright ridiculous. 

3 awkward conversations DOL’s new overtime rule will spark

Are you ready for the three most difficult conversations you’ve had in a while? 

New rule: Employees of federal contractors must be free to discuss pay

You’d think this would’ve gone without saying, given all of the one-sided legal hullabaloo in this area recently. But this is the federal government we’re talking about, and what should go without saying must be said (or, rather, carved into stone).

Overtime crisis nearing: 6 steps to avoid pitfalls

It would be hard for any regulatory change to be as impactful as the passage of the Affordable Care Act. But the DOL’s impending changes to the overtime exemption rules may be exactly that. 

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. 

EEOC reinterprets the rules: Discrimination against homosexuals now illegal

Despite no laws being on the books that specifically ban employers from discriminating against gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) individuals, the EEOC has said such bias is now illegal. On what grounds? 

DOL issues new OT rules: What you need to know, what they’ll cost

The wait is finally over. The DOL just released its proposed revisions to the FLSA overtime exemption rules. Now you can start prepping for the fallout, which will be dramatic. 

New FLSA overtime rules: Hard numbers show what they could cost

The DOL is changing the compensation game. It’s rewriting the FLSA’s overtime exemption rules in an effort to make more employees overtime-eligible. What’s this going to cost employers? 

EEOC finally issues wellness rules: 8 things employers will want to know

It took a while, but employers finally have some sold guidance on how to design their wellness program incentives so they don’t violate the ADA.