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On the Alert for Accommodation
Employers don't always need to dig for employee-accommodation information, and HR can play a proactive role in the process.
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Don't Tell Me No!
The NLRB has recently cracked down on employers' social-media and behavior policies. Where is the new line on prohibiting employee bad behavior and limiting social-media rants?
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Changes in the Whistleblower Landscape
HR departments face the challenge of telling management that confidentiality provisions they have used in the past may not be available to them now.
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FMLA Redefines the Family Relationship
A recent update to the FMLA extends family and medical-leave rights to eligible workers in same-sex marriages. So, what does this new definition of spouse mean for HR?
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Is Your Applicant-Screening Process Legal?
As the competition for top talent continues, many HR professionals understand the need to streamline their candidate-selection process to find and retain the best possible workers. However, many applicant-tracking systems and screening practices may not even be legal.
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Fair Play ... Or Not?
Employers debate the merits and challenges of changing domestic-benefits policy for employees living in states where same-sex marriage is legal.
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Class Action 2.0
A recent Seyfarth Shaw report finds Rule 23 -- the federal law governing employee class-action lawsuits -- undergoing a "major transformation." What can HR do to help the organization defend costly class-action litigation?
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Wrestling with the ACA's Reporting Requirements
A new survey finds many organizations are struggling with the reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act. Experts discuss ways HR leaders can get their organizations ahead of the compliance curve.
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NLRB Makes Union Organizing Easier
The National Labor Relations Board recently caused some big headaches for employers when it ruled that employers generally have to give non-management employees access to the employer's own email system to communicate with each other at work regarding working conditions and possible union organizing.
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Obama's SOTU Targets Worker Needs
In his sixth State of the Union address, the president covered a wide range of employment and labor issues, though experts don't expect many to ever see the light of day.
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Question: My organization would like to implement a companywide dress code for all employees. What are some of the key issues that I should consider when putting together a dress policy?
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