Terminating At-Will Employees
By Julian Pardo de Zela
Many HR executives believe they can terminate at-will employees for any reason whatsoever. Here's why they're wrong.
No More Working for Peanuts
The proliferation of unpaid interns over the past 20 years indicates that managers and HR types seem to have forgotten about the Fair Labor Standards Act -- or else, if they vaguely know about it, they somehow think it doesn't apply to them, experts say.
Separate Companies, Joint Employers?
By Jill Cueni-Cohen
The National Labor Relations Board recently announced that it's considering making changes in the National Labor Relations Act's long-held standards regarding joint employer relationships. Experts weigh in on what this could mean to the future of doing business.
Religion on Display
By Mark McGraw
Recent research found employers are less likely to consider job candidates whose resumes highlighted involvement with religious organizations. Religious affiliations may not necessarily indicate a candidate's ability to do a particular job, but experts suggest it still would be prudent for hiring managers to put such experiences in the proper context.
Employment Law: Lessons from the World of Professional Sports
By John F. Baum
Over the past twelve months, several workplace issues have arisen in the world of professional sports, which should serve as reminders of every employer's obligations.
By Bob Christenson
Don't look now, but same-sex benefits just went from "cutting edge" to "needed yesterday." As a result, employers across the country must make immediate -- and in some cases, retroactive -- changes on a number of fronts, including tax withholding and eligibility for employee benefits.