New Manual's Likely Impact on HR
By James McDonald Jr.
Making accommodations for employees with mental disabilities has never been easy, and it's about to get more difficult with the release of the American Psychiatric Association's new manual of mental disorders.
Wellness in the Land of Confusion
By Jill Cueni-Cohen
While HR leaders want to know just how the definition of "voluntary" applies to company wellness programs, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is having trouble coming up with a firm position. Experts weigh in on ways employers can manage their wellness plans regardless of a solid definition from the commission.
Investigation Dos and Don'ts
By Dale A. Hudson
It's an event that no human resource professional looks forward to: While balancing performance evaluations, open enrollment, and other daily tasks, you check your email and learn that the secretary to a key executive is complaining she is being sexually harassed by her boss. Now, you need to investigate.
Risky Recruiting Business
By Mark McGraw
A SHRM survey finds many companies that rely on social networking sites for recruiting eschew policies on social media use for this purpose. Experts say using social media in the recruiting process can be risky in and of itself, but failing to implement a formal policy puts the organization on even shakier ground.
The Path to Paid Sick-Leave Laws
By Mark McGraw
The Healthy Families Act is back on the Congressional table, with support for paid sick-leave laws growing. The bill's passage, while uncertain in 2013, could eventually expand on FMLA in ways HR should make note of, experts say.
Legalized Marijuana: An HR Challenge
By Josephine Elizabeth Kenney
Given the growing public acceptance of medical marijuana--18 states now have laws on the books regarding its use--HR leaders should be working with legal counsel to craft a company-specific, individualized approach to the divisive drug.