Fighting FMLA Abuse
By Dana S. Connell
Family and Medical Leave Act abuse comes in many forms. The solution to curbing it, however, will require HR leaders to rethink their current approach and suspend their trust in some employees.
Can Works Councils Work Here?
By Kerri Reeves
After Volkswagen employees rejected United Auto Workers' efforts to unionize at a plant in Tennessee, whispers about works councils persist. With success achieved overseas, could these bodies impact employee representation in the United States?
Push Is On Against Unemployment Discrimination
By Kristen B. Frasch
With increasing efforts under way to ensure the long-term unemployed aren't discriminated against, employers would be wise to stay 10 strokes ahead of the wave.
Time to Reassess Severance Agreements?
By Mark McGraw
It might be, if the EEOC wins a lawsuit that claims CVS Pharmacy's separation agreements interfere with employees' right to file discrimination charges and communicate with the agency. Experts say an EEOC victory would compel other employers to take a hard look at their own agreements.
Are Employers Being 'Ambushed'?
By Tom Starner
Proposed NLRB union-organizing rules are being called 'game changers' by both sides in the debate, and for very different reasons.
Reading Between the Lines
By Tom Starner
While a recent reduction in disability-related charges from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may be viewed as a positive trend, a deeper look shows a different picture.