The latest figures on the DOL’s 401k enforcement efforts give employers some compelling reasons to take a closer look at their retirement administration practices, as well as some clues on the types of issues that generally set the feds off.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission handled almost 100,000 discrimination cases — a new record — in Fiscal 2011. And it also managed to achieve a 10% decrease in its “pending charge inventory” — the backlog of cases waiting for resolution.
The U.S. Supreme Court just began its new term. A lot of what they do will have a big impact on HR.
To help employers craft handbooks that don’t violate the National Labor Relations Act, the National Labor Relations Board has issued a compilation of rules it has found to be illegal — and rewritten them to illustrate how they can comply with the law.
There are four aspects of the FMLA administrative process employers will want to double-check to make sure they have all buttoned up.
Unfortunately, deception is something that comes with the human condition.
Need more convincing the DOL will be ramping up its FMLA enforcement by showing up on the doorstep of firms it thinks may have dubious administrative processes? Check out these real-life examples.
You can twist yourself in knots trying to dodge a lawsuit, but it really comes down to the avoiding the Big Six Mistakes.
For the first time since 2003, all of the members of the the National Labor Relations Board have actually been confirmed by the Senate. So what’s that going to mean for employers?
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 question: We suspect an employee of stealing. What’s the best protocol to follow?
An Arizona employer has learned just how painful it can be to get nailed for not following Family and Medical Leave Act regulations.
This case — where a manager revealed a staffer’s mental illness to her colleagues — reveals a lot about when employees do and don’t have privacy in the workplace.
Citywide Protection Services formed an agreement with its security guards: The guards could work extra hours in exchange for straight-time pay only — no time-and-a-half.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals just threw out an EEOC lawsuit against CVS that attacked some pretty common language found in severance agreements. But in doing so, it applauded three clauses CVS used.
The Americans with Disabilities Act lets companies give post-offer medical tests to new hires, as long as it’s the last step of the hiring process. And according to the courts, that means the very last step.
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