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California Remains Bellwether State for Expanded Employee Protections

It’s no secret that California is often at or near the forefront when it comes to new developments to expand employee protections.
Sometimes, these measures become a bit of an outlier. But on many occasions, with minimum wage hikes being… continue

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Don’t Mess with Texas: a Quick Draw on Lone Star State Employment Law

As any Texan will tell you, “Everything is bigger in Texas!” And with an economy that would rank 10th largest in the world if Texas were a country, you are likely to interact at some point with businesses in the… continue

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Minimum Wage Hikes Headline Flurry of July 1 Compliance Dates

July 1 is a day of national celebration for our friends in Canada. But in many parts of the US, it’s compliance deadline day as a flurry of new employment laws take effect. Here are some of most significant changes… continue

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School’s Out, Beaches are Open – Why Aren’t Workers Taking Vacation?

Memorial Day weekend signals the start of summer vacation time, with resorts and beaches opening and promising fun in the sun and memories to last a lifetime. And with the final school bell of the year, hundreds of thousands of… continue

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8 Tips for Handling Mental Health Issues and ADA/FMLA Compliance

Most people easily recognize that a physical illness or disability may require a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act or time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act. But mental disabilities are covered by the ADA and… continue

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Mental Wellness: Good for the Prince, Good for Your Employees

When Prince Harry revealed in an interview that he had struggled with mental health issues, the topic of mental health in the workplace exploded. Major newspapers in England and the United States ran articles on mental health issues, services and… continue

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HR Challenge: Managing and Accommodating Pregnant Employees

Managing a pregnant employee can be one of the most challenging aspects of employee management for employers and HR. While it is generally well known that it is unlawful to discriminate against a worker based on pregnancy, childbirth or related… continue

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Employers and HR Should Prepare for 2017 Compliance Challenges

What are the key compliance issues facing employers in 2017? And what are the implications of a new unified Republican government in Washington DC?
With federal, state and local laws and agency actions in flux, employers need to be on… continue

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4 Tips for Helping Veterans in the Workplace

As we commemorate Veterans Day, an employer should take note of the tremendous talent, skills and qualifications veterans can bring to the workplace. Through their sense of leadership and commitment, veterans can enrich a workforce, improve an employer’s public image… continue

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Employee Voting Leave: Preparing for Election Day

If the high turnout for early voting is any indicator, the number of voters going to the polls on Election Day on November 8, may be unprecedented. If voter turnout is as high as expected, employers can also expect that… continue

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