February was a killer month for job losses in the U.S. economy, and it was an especially tough time for some key industries, as the unemployment rate shot up from 7.6% to 8.1% in just 30 days.
The U.S. Department of Labor has set up a Web page to help employers and employees figure out whether they’re eligible for money flowing from the Recovery Act and how to access the money.
The latest trend in benefits law: mandatory leave for victims of domestic and sexual abuse.
It’s getting easier for potential job candidates to learn more about your company — especially negative comments from disgruntled current and former employees.
If an employee walks in and requests FMLA leave for a “qualified exigency” under the recent amendments to the act, you’ll have to use the new form issued by the U.S. Department of Labor.
According to one recent report, the staffing forecast for next year may be even worse than many have expected.
Back in June, HRB told you about a Philadelphia TV news anchor who was suspended by the station and under investigation by the FBI for hacking into the private e-mail of his former co-anchor. The anchor was fired, arrested and charged with e-mail snooping. Now he’s received his sentence for the crime.
Periodically, we ask three HR managers how they’d handle a difficult situation at work. Today’s problem: A top performer doesn’t think the rules apply to him.
Proposed changes to the FMLA are now official and will go into effect January 16, 2009.