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HR Intel: The New Economic Normal

As the future of the US continues to take shape, daily developments tend to raise more questions than they answer. Historically, economists say that uncertainty is bad for the economy, but uber-successful investors like Warren Buffett say that fear and… 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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EEOC Spotlights 7 Compliance Issues: Is Your Company Prepared?

 
With Democratic President Barak Obama at the helm and a Republican Congress, it remains extremely difficult for any employment law legislation to pass. Nonetheless, the EEOC has been aggressively following up on its Strategic Plan from 2012 and attempting… continue

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HR Intel – Be Thankful if You’re Not a Joint Employer and More…

A round up of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve
The NLRB’s joint employer ruling is still hanging over employers’ heads, but at least one employer can be thankful entering this holiday season. … continue

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Sexual Harassment: The Final Frontier of Workplace Gender Equality

The 800-pound gorilla in the office is (likely) wearing a suit and tie.
Equal pay is dominating the headlines of late, with both California and New York acting to close the stubborn 20% wage gap between men and women.  Whereas… continue

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California Remains Ahead of the Curve With Workplace Trends

California continues to lead the way in expanding the rights of employees and obligations of employers in the workplace in many areas. This should come as no surprise to employers and HR since the California Fair Employment and Housing Act… continue

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Five Ways Employment At-Will Affects Employers

An employment at-will policy is an integral part of any employee handbook for a US employer. It signifies that employment may be terminated at any time by the employer or the employee for a good reason, a bad reason or… continue

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Continuing the Chatter: US Workplace Bullying and Retaliation

On February 19, my colleague Beth Zoller and I had the amazing opportunity to chat with @WeKnowNext during #Nextchat. As always, HR wisdom spread over the Twitterverse at breakneck speed.
Indulge me as I continue to expound upon certain themes… continue

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Dos and don’ts of workplace relationships

 
With Valentine’s Day upon us, employers should realize that whether they like it or not, romance can and does abound in the workplace. According to a recent survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 43% of US… continue

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Rutgers Scandal Shows Employers Must Not Drop the Ball (Part 2): Whistleblowing

The recent firing of Rutgers University basketball coach Mike Rice, but only after a video surfaced of him physically hitting players and hurling repeated homophobic epithets at them, is a virtual primer of what NOT to do from a US… continue

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