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Scrutinizing Social-Media Policies
Recent rulings from the National Labor Relations Board are shining a spotlight on employers' social-media policies.
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Expanding on Retaliation
Experts say the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's new guidance on retaliation presents an opportunity for HR professionals to explore ways to prevent such claims and protect their organization from them.
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Choosing Parting Words Carefully
The Securities and Exchange Commission's recent ruling on severance agreements is the latest in a series of positions taken by federal agencies that depend on current and former employees reporting violations of law.
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Unions Flourishing or Floundering?
Despite a recent NLRB decision in favor of union organizing, there are signs of a continuing weakening of unions' overall influence during the Obama administration.
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Watching the Clock
Recent cases show agencies continue to struggle with properly implementing the Fair Labor Standards Act's requirements for paying employees for activities that are arguably part of the employee's workday.
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No Laughing Matter
As this divisive election season heats up, employers are reminded to promptly stop workers from making unwelcome comments about co-workers' national origin, or else risk the wrath of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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Overtime Overhaul
Newly proposed legislation calls for a more gradual roll-out of the Department of Labor's controversial new overtime rule.
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The Bumpy Road to Paid Sick Leave
More workers in the United States are getting paid sick leave, but the trend has its challenges for HR. Even companies that already offer the benefit are struggling to keep up with inconsistent rules created by cities and states.
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Sick-Leave Laws Cause HR Headaches
When it comes to paid sick leave, there are no easy answers for multistate employers, which must contend with a growing number of inconsistent state and local mandates.
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Worth the Squeeze?
While it may be tempting to see how far the investigation deadlines can be pushed without penalty, the juice may not be worth the squeeze if the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission takes exception to a missed deadline.
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Survey Highlights HR's Election Issues
With less than 100 days until the presidential election, a new survey of HR leaders finds that proposals requiring congressional action, such as healthcare and immigration reform, are of more concern than labor and regulatory policies.
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Rallying to Reverse 'Joint-Employers' Decision
Industry groups are pulling out all the stops to argue against a landmark National Labor Relations Board ruling allowing more companies to be considered joint employers that can be forced into union negotiations.
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Tackling Systemic Discrimination
A recent report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims the agency now addresses and handles systemic-discrimination cases in improved ways. Legal experts weigh in on HR's role in ending systemic bias in every industry.
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The End of Unpaid Internships?
With more than 30 lawsuits filed over unpaid internships in the past four years, employers are faced with a dilemma on how -- or whether -- to proceed.
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Preparing for a Retirement-Plan Audit
A new survey finds one in three employers had their retirement plans audited by either the Department of Labor or the Internal Revenue Service in the past two years. Experts discuss ways to survive an investigation.
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Rebooting Anti-Discrimination Efforts
Rather than focusing primarily on avoiding legal liability, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is calling on employers to create a culture of civility and respect that discourages workplace harassment in the first place.
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Juggling Paternal Rights and Job Duties
A new report uncovers some challenges men face when trying to make use of their company's parental-leave policies. Experts say incentives and managerial training are powerful tools to get more male workers to make use of such leave programs.
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Battling Transgender Discrimination
Only 19 states have statutes on their books protecting individuals on the basis of gender identity or gender expression. But a new "best-practices guide" seeks to give employers in every state some direction on navigating the challenges of transgender employees.
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