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XpertHR Develops Comprehensive Chart of Municipal Preemption Laws  
October 11, 2016 - State-by-state chart will help companies stay on top of trending employment issues

XpertHR Offers 9 Steps for Creating LGBT-Friendly Workplaces  
September 12, 2016 - Federal agencies focus on enforcement of equal rights

XpertHR Says Talent Management Value Should be Actively Measured  
August 10, 2016 - Companies Gain Professional Traction with Talent Metrics that Matter

M&A Activity Represents Major Opportunity for HR Professionals  
July 19, 2016 - XpertHR Guide Offers Best Practices Before, During and After a Merger or Acquisition

XpertHR Offers Advice to Prepare for an Active Shooter Event in Workplace  
June 17, 2016 - HR Executives Can Play a Key Role in Implementing Policies, Procedures

XpertHR aligns with ComplianceHR to provide new tools to employers  
April 14, 2016 - Tools help employers with employee classification

Progress Noted in Diversity in the Workplace Survey, but Gaps Remain  
February 24, 2016 - Challenging Aspects Include Time, Benchmarking, and Resistance to Change

XpertHR Names the Top Ten Scariest Employment Challenges of 2016  
December 21, 2015 - Same-Sex Marriage, Paid Sick Leave, and Wearables Among the Hottest Issues

XpertHR Identifies Business Risks in Succession Planning  
October 07, 2015 - Many Organizations Fail at Succession Planning, Says New XpertHR Survey

XpertHR Sheds Light on The Paid Sick Leave Epidemic: What Workplaces Need to Know  
September 09, 2015 - States and Municipalities Take Matters Into Their Own Hands; Some Embrace, Others Ban Paid Sick Leave Laws

XpertHR's New 50-State Employee Handbook Tool Helps Ensure Legal Compliance  
July 08, 2015 - Addresses Federal, State and Municipal HR Requirements

XpertHR Addresses 10 Most Common HR Dilemmas Faced by Franchises  
June 24, 2015 - Joint Employer Liability, Employee Leaves, and Paid Sick Leave Among Top HR Compliance Challenges For Franchises

XpertHR Identifies 11 Employment Policies You Might Think Are Legal But the NLRB Might Not  
May 18, 2015 - Social Media, Personal Electronic Devices and Confidentiality Policies Explained

XpertHR Identifies Five New Changes in California Employment Law  
April 08, 2015 - Launches New California, National and State Handbook Tools

Paid Sick Leave Tops Emerging Issues Addressed in Employee Handbooks, Says New XpertHR Survey  
March 12, 2015 - For employers, keeping current with the evolving workplace and changing legal issues is among their greatest challenges.

Love Contracts: A Way to Manage Workplace Romance  
February 5, 2015 - Claims of discrimination, unfair treatment and sexual harassment are among the issues employers may face if they don't have a "love contract", or a policy for managing romantic relationships at work.

XpertHR Identifies 15 Scary Employment Issues of 2015  
January 21, 2015 - Numerous new laws have been passed at the federal, state and local levels that will have a significant impact on the workplace.

XpertHR Survey Forecasts Pay Raises of 3% in 2015  
December 17, 2014 - Two in every three employers are set to increase pay rates in 2015.

Social Media, NLRB and EEO Trends Impact Employee Handbooks  
November 19, 2014 - Need-to-know trends impacting employer policies and compliance.

New XpertHR Report Identifies 11 Key Employment Challenges for the Global Employer  
October 28, 2014 - Bribery, global safety, and employee termination among global compliance concerns.

XpertHR Report Finds California Has Highest Number of State Poster Requirements; Idaho and Delaware Have Lowest  
October 2, 2014 - New report explains how to comply with posting state-required labor laws.

New XpertHR Report Helps Companies Deal with "Vaping" Debate  
August 21, 2014 - With the rise in popularity of e-cigarette devices, employers must decide what, if anything, should be done about e-cigarettes when they are brought into the workplace.

HR Influence in Nonprofit Sector Increasing, Workloads Growing, Says New XpertHR Benchmarking Survey  
July 22, 2014 - Nearly half of HR professionals in the nonprofit sector said that their HR function's influence had increased over the past year.

Most HR Professionals Enter the Field By Chance, Says New XpertHR Survey  
May 22, 2014 - A new XpertHR study found that most HR professionals did not begin their careers as human resource professionals and more than half of respondents felt that their reasons for entering the profession were heavily influenced by chance and external forces rather than an active desire to work in HR.

XpertHR Index Ranks States by Payroll Misery  
April 14, 2014 - Feeling overwhelmed by the complexity involved in managing employment-related tax and payroll compliance? XpertHR's new "Payroll Misery" Index analyzes the degree of burden placed upon employers in each state.

XpertHR Offers Four Tips to Prevent Workplace Bullying  
March 12, 2014 - While schools across the country have implemented bullying prevention programs, a new report and toolkit from XpertHR recommends that employers should do the same.

11 Scariest Issues Employers Face in 2014  
February 12, 2014 - Medical marijuana, same-sex marriage, bring your own device (BYOD), immigration and healthcare reform are just a few of the issues that can cause real problems for employers in 2014, says a new report from XpertHR.

XpertHR Explains 7 Steps To Help HR Comply With the ACA in 2014 and 2015  
January 14, 2014 - Companies with 50 or more full-time employees seeking to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) breathed a small sigh of relief when the requirement to offer health coverage to employees or pay a penalty was delayed until 2015. However, a number of the ACA's provisions are applicable in 2014, says a new XpertHR report and toolkit on ACA compliance.

XpertHR Advises on How to Plan a Safe Holiday Party: Skip the Mistletoe  
November 23, 2013 - With the holidays right around the corner, many employers are starting to plan an end-of-year celebration. However, employers need to make sure they offer a safe atmosphere by preventing a few main problems: intoxication, harassment and religious discrimination.

Employer Social Media Policies Struck Down as NLRB Targets Non-Union Workplaces  
November 13, 2013 - NLRB attempts to change the way non-union employees are permitted to discuss working conditions via social media and email.

XpertHR Reports on the Top 10 LGBT-Employment Friendly States  
October 2, 2013 - XpertHR recently conducted an in-depth review of state law and practice to determine which states offer the most progressive and friendly work environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees.

New XpertHR Benchmarking Survey Points to HR's Increased Influence with the C-Suite  
July 24, 2013 - The increase in influence is attributed to changes in HR leadership, greater recognition from the top, improvements in how HR works and recognition that HR has successfully met challenges. Read on for analysis of these and other notable trends.

EEOC Wins Historic Verdict as Jury Awards $240 Million  
May 21, 2013 - With the EEOC winning its largest jury verdict ever in early May, it is expected they will use this to leverage future settlement negotiations. Are your EEO policies and procedures are up-to-date, and supervisors properly trained?

3 Key Developments Requiring Updates to Your Employee Handbook in 2013  
April 18, 2013 - While employers are generally aware that handbooks should cover a wide variety of topics, they need to revisit their handbooks this year and make sure to cover social media use, equal opportunity policies and broad blanket rules.

EEOC Continues Sexual Harassment Pursuit  
March 25, 2013 - A whopping 11,364 sexual harassment complaints were received by the EEOC & FEPA combined in 2011 and it's looking like the EEOC is set to continue its aggressive pursuit of claims in 2013.

Is Your Employer's Social Media Policy Too Broad? Do You Even HAVE a Social Media Policy?  
March 21, 2013 - With businesses losing an estimated $70,000 a year due to employee social networking on company time, employers are clamoring to establish social media policies. However, the NLRB's many cases questioning the validity of social media policies should be used as a warning.

Dovetail Software and XpertHR Announce Strategic Partnership to Help HR Organizations with a Comprehensive Solution for Mitigating Legal Risk
March 13, 2013 - Dovetail Software, a leader in SaaS HR Help Desk and Case Management solutions, today announced it has formed a strategic partnership with XpertHR, an online service for HR professionals providing legal guidance and practical tools to support policy implementation and day-to-day compliance.

The Affordable Care Act: Is Your Employer Ready?  
February 28, 2013 - James P. Anelli, Esq. and Neil H. Ekblom, Esq. of LeClairRyan, have teamed up with XpertHR to offer a free webinar on March 13 at 1:00 p.m. EST. The webinar will cover the key areas employers need to consider in the review and planning process for the ACA.

Free Business Crucial Documents for HR Professionals  
February 20, 2013 - To help reduce some of the stress, XpertHR is providing complementary access to dozens of business critical policies, forms, "how to" guides, training materials, and more to help HR professionals manage their daily employment challenges.

Employers Face Higher Payrolls as 10 States Increase Minimum Wage  
January 30, 2013 - Wage increases of between 10 and 35 cents an hour, increases of 1.4% and 4.7%, have been implemented in 10 states from the start of 2013. XpertHR's State Minimum Wage Rates Chart highlights the difference between the pay in all states.