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Health Plan Check-Up: Prepping for 2016
Here are some tips for HR leaders to help their organizations avoid penalties related to the Affordable Care Act's new reporting forms when they become due next year.
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Gauging the Impact of Browning-Ferris
Employers may need to start re-examining some well-entrenched models -- such as contingent labor -- in light of the recent NLRB "joint-employer" decision.
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Rethinking Class-Action Requirements
A recent 4th Circuit ruling in South Carolina could influence other courts to ease class-action certification requirements in the future.
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Should Lawyers Get Overtime?
As the question is debated in court whether lawyers and other "learned professionals" are covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act's rules on overtime pay, experts say the answer could have expensive implications for organizations.
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The New Mr. Mom
A new survey finds more than half of young new fathers are taking advantage of their employers' parental-leave policies following the birth of a child, but experts say companies need to emphasize to both genders that there is no career disadvantage to making use of such programs.
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Balancing Freedoms in the Workplace
A recent lawsuit filed in Michigan raises questions about how an employer can balance employees' religious freedoms with employees' sexual orientations.
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Discrimination or Common Sense?
A recent appeals court ruling overturning an NLRB decision that favored workers wearing defamatory shirts in the workplace may signal a pushback against the Board's pro-workers agenda, experts say.
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Get Ready for Quickie NLRB Elections
Here are 10 steps HR leaders should take to ensure their organizations are not caught off-guard by the National Labor Relations Board's new rules on union-election petitions.
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The ADA at 25
It's now been a quarter century since the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law. Experts discuss the impact the ADA has had in its first 25 years, and how the Act figures to affect employers in the years ahead.
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What's Your Disability Equality Index Score?
Approximately one in five people in the United States has some form of disability. Now, a new tool can help employers improve the effectiveness of their disability-inclusion practices.
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Adjusting to the DOL's New Overtime Rules
Experts debate whether the proposed new overtime rules from the Department of Labor will help or hurt the very employees the agency seeks to protect.
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HR and the Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
After last Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that made marriage a fundamental right for same-sex couples, HR and employment-law experts weigh in about how HR may benefit from administrative improvements as well as face new challenges.
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King v. Burwell: Now the Work Must Continue
The Supreme Court has handed down one of its most momentous decisions affecting employers in years, forcing many companies to move from a "wait-and-see" approach to a "hurry-up" mode when it comes to Affordable Care Act compliance.
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Spreading Eastward?
A controversial new measure in San Francisco will impose new regulatory burdens on retailers there. But its supporters say it -- and similar measures being debated elsewhere -- are good for employees and for business.
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Increasing HR's DOL-Audit Awareness
When it comes to audits of organizations' employee-benefit plans, a recent federal report shows there's much more work to be done, and experts say HR leaders can play a vital role in defending against threats to workers' nest eggs.
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Ending Probationary Periods
Some labor attorneys are encouraging companies to eliminate probationary periods for employees because they can jeopardize their at-will employment status and may cause other serious legal ramifications for an organization.
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Revisiting FCRA Requirements
A recent spate of class-action suits should remind employers and HR of the steep cost of FCRA violations. Experts say the time is right for employers to reassess their background-checking processes -- and the role staffing and consumer reporting agencies play in those processes.
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Wellness-Incentive Guidance on the Way
By Mark McGraw
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently proposed a rule designed to provide guidance on the legal use of financial incentives to encourage participation in wellness programs. Experts say employers largely welcome the direction, but must be aware of the changes the new regulations may bring.
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Question: Our business leaders want to require all new employees who begin working with us to sign a noncompete agreement stating that they will not work with the competition for one year after leaving the job. They want to do this because we have been losing a lot of good workers to our competition recently. Is this something that is legally feasible?
How Much to Disclose? May 13, 2016
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