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Monday, April 21, 2014
Paid family leave hits a snag in states »
California became the first state to embrace government-backed paid family and medical leave more than a decade ago. Since...
Monday, April 21, 2014
Expert says algorithms will ultimately replace resumes in hiring »
Blog posts, tweets, and cyber imprints and what they can reveal to a carefully designed algorithm may soon replace the old...
Monday, April 21, 2014
Employee premium tax credit notices from Exchanges on the way, says Ernst & Young »
Since open enrollment in the health insurance exchanges ended as of March 31, 2014, employers should be prepared to start...
Monday, April 14, 2014
New law eliminates deductible limits for employer-sponsored plans in small group market »
The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 eliminates the deductible limits for employer-sponsored health plans in th...
Monday, April 14, 2014
Paycheck Fairness Act dead in the Senate »
By Pamela Wolf, J.D. Senate Democrats on April 9, 2014, fell short of the 60 votes required to cut off debate and proceed...
Monday, April 14, 2014
Summer interns may increase risk of lawsuits; Chubb offers employers tips »
Hiring someone for a paid or unpaid internship may seem like a great solution for businesses needing extra talent during v...
Monday, April 07, 2014
ABC Appeals Ruling Upholding OFCCP’s Affirmative Action Regulations for Workers with Disabilities »
By Cynthia L. Hackerott, J.D. On March 28, 2014, the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) appealed to DC Circuit...
Monday, April 07, 2014
Albuquerque Car Dealership Will Pay $2 Million-plus to Resolve Allegations of Same-sex Harassment »
By Pamela Wolf, J.D. In the largest litigation settlement in the history of the EEOC’s Albuquerque Area Office, a car...
Monday, April 07, 2014
Leading Organizations View D&I as Imperative, But Few Have "Inclusive" Culture Today »
Bersin by Deloitte has announced new research that shows an overwhelming majority (71 percent) of surveyed organizations a...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Employers are warned away from reducing employee hours just to avoid ACA fines »
Capping employees’ weekly hours below 30 to avoid triggering employer mandate penalties imposed by the Patient Protection...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Databases now live for benchmarking vets, and outreach/recruitment of vets & disabled workers »
By Cynthia L. Hackerott, J.D. The “Benchmark Database” required by the OFCCP’s revised regulations at 41 CFR §60-300 that...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Survey highlights HR trends driving talent management in 2014 »
Finding top talent, staying compliant and minimizing the risk of bad hires will always be key goals for organizations, esp...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Mercer finds no significant increase in employee health care enrollment for 2014 »
Despite the ACA’s looming employer shared responsibility (employer mandate) penalties for 2015 and 2016, there has not bee...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Healthcare staffing company faces ADA suit after rejecting HIV-positive candidate »
Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc, violated the ADA when it refused to hire an HIV-positive applicant because of his disabili...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Survey data reveals key components of an effective onboarding program »
Contrary to conventional wisdom, new employees care more about mentoring and on-the-job training than perks like free food...
Monday, March 17, 2014
Five tips for HR executives to consider in light of health reform »
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has changed how employers must provide health care to employees. Merc...
Monday, March 17, 2014
Q&A with companion fact sheet gives technical assistance on religious discrimination »
By Pamela Wolf, J.D. The EEOC has issued two technical assistance (TA) publications addressing workplace rights and respo...
Monday, March 17, 2014
In webinar, OFCCP officials provide guidance for AAPs under revised VEVRAA regulations »
By Cynthia L. Hackerott, J.D. The third offering in the OFCCP’s “ Moving Toward Compliance ” series of webinars addressed...
Monday, March 10, 2014
Treasury issues fact sheet on new MyRA retirement account »
The Treasury Department has released a fact sheet on a new retirement account being developed to offer a simple, safe and...
Monday, March 10, 2014
Despite delayed key provision, health care reform triggers benefits action among employers »
With Affordable Care Act deadlines imminent in 2014 and 2015, employers are reporting the increased impact of health care...
Monday, March 10, 2014
Eastern Washington hop grower resolves allegations of male-on-male sexual harassment by supervisor »
Giant hop-grower Roy Farms has agreed to pay $85,000 to four workers and provide other relief to put an end to a male-on-m...
Monday, March 03, 2014
OFCCP updates resources for assistance in complying with VEVRAA & Section 503 regulatory revisions »
On February 24, 2013, the OFCCP announced that it has posted on its website a non-exhaustive list of governmental and nong...
Monday, March 03, 2014
Study identifies signs that can indicate an employee is about to leave »
Those who are thinking about jumping ship and leaving their job may be giving off cues that others can pick up on, even if...
Monday, March 03, 2014
CareerBuilder survey reveals most memorable employee excuses for being late »
From escaped zebras to must-see TV, employers share some of the most unique excuses they’ve heard from tardy employees in...
Monday, February 24, 2014
Secretary Perez says Labor Department “contemplating” possible LGBT Executive Order »
A possible executive order (EO) banning discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors is "an issue that [...
Monday, February 24, 2014
New study indicates 37 percent of mobile users access pay information via device »
ADP, a provider of human capital management solutions, has released a new study that examines the use of mobile applicatio...
Monday, February 24, 2014
Employers will continue sponsoring health benefits for employees and retirees, but in new ways »
New research from Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), shows that the m...
Monday, February 17, 2014
Final regulations on employer mandate delay compliance for medium-sized employers »
The IRS has issued  final regulations implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer...
Monday, February 17, 2014
Best practices for management of automated applications »
Since the economy bottomed out in 2008, the "resume black hole” has gained folklore status. And while employers would pr...
Monday, February 17, 2014
ACA exchange offerings compare favorably to employer plans »
Health insurance plans offered this year on the ACA’s exchanges in some ways represent a better value than similar emplo...
Monday, February 10, 2014
Expert reviews legal pitfalls to avoid during interviews »
Hiring managers and human resources departments are typically responsible for selecting new employees and holding interv...
Monday, February 10, 2014
Employee provided “care for” terminally ill mother within meaning of FMLA on family vacation »
The FMLA applied when an employee requested leave to care for a terminally ill parent while that parent was traveling aw...
Monday, February 10, 2014
Redefine ACA’s definition of full-time employee to 40 hours per week, hearing witnesses say »
Reductions in employees’ hours, increased costs, and reporting burdens are some of the consequences for employers as a r...
Monday, February 03, 2014
Time spent donning and doffing protective clothes not compensable, unanimous High Court holds »
The time spent by production workers donning and doffing their protective gear was not compensable, a unanimous U.S. Sup...
Monday, February 03, 2014
New disability self-ID form now posted on OFCCP and Washington Employers websites »
The OFCCP has posted on its website the eagerly anticipated  Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form  ...

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