Noting that there’s been an increase in lawsuits and complaints about bias against family caregivers, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a list of typical offenses — usually committed by frontline managers — that have led to charges against employers.
Scientific research and psychology have revealed that the best way to achieve a big goal (like losing weight) is to break it down into small steps — and that’s where these tools come in handy:
Here’s what your peers have planned when it comes to employee compensation in 2012.
Health experts are expecting the swine flu to return this year, so the Centers for Disease Control and other agencies will offer guides that can help your company prepare, and maybe even lessen the effects on your employees and on business.
Our team of experts fields real-life, everyday questions from HR managers and gives practical answers that can be applied by any HR pro in the same situation. Today’s issue: Conducting criminal background checks in light of the feds’ recent guidance.
It’s been six months since the coronavirus pandemic brought life — and business — as we know it to a grinding halt. Employers were forced to adapt overnight, moving office operations into workers’ homes. Almost everything about remote work was a challenge, from technology issues to parents preoccupied with children at home. Many companies and […]
When a federal court asked the EEOC to reconsider its rules on wellness incentives under the ADA and GINA, it expected the agency to move swiftly with its response.
There’s good news for employees working on federal service and construction contracts. Their new minimum wage will be $10.10 per hour. The DOL announced a final rule that raises the minimum wage, as ordered by President Obama last February. The feds say the pay hike will affect some 200,000 workers. In a press release, the DOL said the final rule […]
Surprise, surprise – the Department of Labor (DOL) continues to ratchet up its efforts to enforce wage and hour laws.
Does your firm use independent contractors? If so, the feds may want to talk to you soon.
Due to so many summer camp closures, employees may be eligible to take paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), according to the DOL. In a June 26 field assistance bulletin, the DOL said an employee is entitled to paid leave when they’re unable to work due to their child’s place of […]
Should the a pandemic flu like the H1N1 virus strike at your workplace, which absences can be unpaid under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? The answer in some circumstances may surprise you.
In a recent high-profile court ruling, a judge didn’t flat-out strike down controversial EEOC regs regarding employer wellness plans, but his ruling does have the potential to alter the fate of those regs.
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