Everybody dreads having those “difficult conversations” with employees about personal issues. Here are some examples of how they can be handled gracefully — including the actual words to use.
The new Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) regs have created a slippery slope that can easily lead to inadvertent violations.
Retaliation is the most common employment discrimination claim for the third year running – and that’s no surprise, what with the way these three firms acted.
A recent survey says many hiring managers make mistakes that lead to costly hiring missteps. The good news: A little help from HR can go a long way toward making sure the best candidate is hired the first time around.
In a groundbreaking move, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is suing an employer, alleging its wellness plan violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It’s a lawsuit well worth taking a gander at.
The sheer complexity of changing federal regs as well as the impact of recent landmark court rulings on benefits plans make assessing health-plan compliance a critical task that HR pros need to put at the top of their to-do list. In fact, ERISA attorney Daniel N. Kuperstein is warning employers everywhere that most health plans aren’t […]
As you know, completing a health risk assessment (HRA) is one of the best first steps employees can take to start improving their health – not to mention lower your health insurance costs. But there are some common problems.
When all else fails to get employees to ratchet up their retirement contributions, hit them with this number.
As you know, one of the worst mistakes a company can make when promoting someone is getting a technically savvy person in a management position who has absolutely no leadership skills … or training to support them.
Workplace culture can be similar to the weather — everybody talks about it, but who actually does anything to change it? Guest poster Sandeep Kumar offers seven steps employers can take to improve their day-to-day working environments.
Research shows many of those involved in the hiring process are making a critical mistake when they meet with job candidates for the first time.
A new court ruling just made it a little more difficult for employers, managers and supervisors to comply with the ADA’s accommodation requirements.
This organization did everything it was supposed to do when trying to accommodate a disabled applicant. So why did it lose this disability bias case?
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hasn’t made a lot of friends with its stance on background checks – and now the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has filed a report on the subject.
Should companies be forced to provide paid sick leave? The results of a new report suggest there are two good reasons to implement the proposed requirement: It would improve employee health and disease prevention.
The “Wellness Wave” started about five years ago, and consultants said it would be the key to capping healthcare costs and, by the way, keeping employees happy. It hasn’t quite worked out that way, however. And there are some reasons why.
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