The feds are keeping close watch on companies’ hiring procedures. Here’s how to stay off their hit list.
When an independent contractor was fired, he retaliated … by suing the company where he worked for misclassifying him. He wanted back pay for the 26 hours of overtime he worked each week for 12 years. Did he win?
Time was, giving employees a fancy new title — without any more money — worked as a morale builder. Nowadays? Not so much.
When it comes to job postings, the search process can be a little overwhelming. And when candidates are overwhelmed, it winds up hurting the hiring companies.
The EEOC has proposed new regulations to enforce the expanded version of the Americans with Disabilities Act passed last year. They’re going to have a big impact on many HR functions, including hiring.
If you’re one of the thousands of companies that offer flex-time, this new disability decision will likely be of special interest.
When creating job descriptions that attract Millennials, most HR pros lack the demographic and “psycho-graphic” experience, and so they especially struggle with Millennials.
Ever since the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) took effect in 2009, employers have struggled to comply with an ever-more complicated set of standards on what qualifies as a disability and the slippery definition of “reasonable accommodation.” A new study casts light on companies’ acute ADA pain points – and how they’re dealing with them.
Responsible HR recordkeeping starts long before any job candidate walks through the door the first time, and doesn’t end until long after the person leaves.
In an ideal – if boring – world, employees would show up for work on time every day, exceed standards in their day-to-day duties, get along perfectly with their bosses and co-workers, and follow every company rule. Alas, we don’t live in an ideal world. And that’s where the concept of progressive discipline comes in. […]
Are changes in your market forcing a change in strategy that will demand new talent? Have one or more of your long-time stars started thinking about moving to a competitor or retiring? Or are you just trying to make sure the wheels keep turning for a few weeks or months if one of your top […]
The DOL’s change to the FLSA’s white collar overtime exemptions aren’t all doom and gloom for employers. There’s at least one silver lining.
The trouble with recordkeeping at a lot of companies: You don’t know how complete your records are until you get involved in litigation or an audit. But by then, it’s often too late to fill in any critical gaps.
Back problems are some of the most common physical ailments among employees — and among the most tricky to deal with under the ADA. Two companies recently learned that lesson the hard way.
It seems everyone wants a purple squirrel these days – the candidate with precisely the right education, experience and qualifications to mirror the job description perfectly. It’s time to stop this insanity, writes Joe Weinlick, of the online career network Beyond.com. He offers up a more effective way to recruit.
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