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Florida Workplace Trends 2017: The One Question Employers Should Be Asking

In 2017, the HR and employment law landscape in Florida has been changed by a number of new measures coming into effect, including:

An amendment to the Florida insurance statute providing that a driver for a transportation network company, such… continue

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Addressing Workplace Violence in Today’s Active Shooter Age

As a series of tragic events in recent years illustrate, employers must confront the reality that they are not immune from workplace violence, including the risk of active shooter events. While that challenge may seem daunting, there are certain steps… continue

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Zika Virus: Handling Employee Travel Concerns

Now that the Zika virus has hit the US with confirmed cases of locally transmitted infections, employers face a real threat to the health of their employees and their business. Typically spread through the bites of infected mosquitoes and direct… continue

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OSHA’s New Reporting Rules Raise New Concerns for Employers

Ever since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released new reporting and recordkeeping rules, employers have been struggling to determine what they actually mean for their workplaces. Whether it is the various reporting requirements or the multiple effective dates,… continue

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What OSHA’s New Reporting Rules Mean for Employers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently finalized rules on the electronic reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses. OSHA’s new reporting rules place significant burdens on employers that bring the potential for substantial economic liability and serious frustration.
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HR Intel: The Battle Over Immigration Heats Up

A round up of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve
Throughout the presidential election primary season, immigration has been used as a wedge issue by the candidates on both sides.
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HR Intel: Bathrooms are the Battleground for LGBT Rights

A round up of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve
While the rest of the world focuses on things like the war in Syria, a massive refugee crisis, the US presidential election and… continue

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An April Fools Day Prank on HR

Don’t try this at work. Please. I’m begging you.
Ah, April Fools’ Day. A day when harmless, innocent pranks actually do harm people and are far, far from innocent. But hey, we all get some good laughs out of them,… continue

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HR Intel: What Apple’s Fight with the Feds Means for Employers

As Apple continues its slugfest with the federal government over access to the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone (the Department of Justice now wants Apple to decrypt 12 additional iPhones for unrelated, non-terror-related crimes), employers and HR professionals should closely monitor… continue

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Active Shooters in the Workplace: Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late

As recent events have made tragically clear, the number of active shooter events in the workplace seem to be becoming increasingly common. As a result, employers are struggling with how best to prepare their employees and protect the workplace in… continue

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