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Employee Relations

Mentorship: Take the time to pay it forward

Tania Basheer of Blue Sky Coaching recommends a number of actions you can take to help a new employee grow in his or her career.
Employment Law

Beware subtleties of 'regarding as disabled'

Employers can be liable under the ADA if they “regard” someone as disabled—that is, assuming and acting as if the person has a disability. That’s true whether the worker is disabled or not. Telling an employee she should pick up medical forms to apply for disability benefits and sending her home until she does apply probably means the employer regarded the employee as disabled.
Compensation & Benefits

DOL grants to fund research on paid sick and family leave

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau has awarded $1.55 million in grants to eight state and local employment and labor departments to research and analyze how paid leave programs can be developed and implemented across the country.
HR Management

Broad consensus on need to improve workforce readiness

Even in an era when political discourse is perpetually polarized, almost 90% of Americans agree that the federal government should do more to bolster the capabilities of U.S. workers.

What to do when an employee quits without notice

Though you can’t control the actions of the employee or force him to stay in a job, you can mitigate the aftermath with a few smart steps.

Social media becomes recruiting 'game-changer'

According to a recent survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management, 65% of employers have hired an employee who was sourced through such sites as LinkedIn and Facebook.
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Harassment victim wins suit, comes up $832 million short

Halliburton to pay more than $18 million for FLSA violations

NLRB: You can't gag talk about investigations

Health premiums steady, out-of-pocket costs spiral

Is it time to require arbitration of employee claims?

Due dates changing for business tax returns

The HR I.Q. Test: October '15

Raises hold steady, but not for top performers

Telework takes off in last 10 years

Two key ACA questions: Let the headaches begin

October 2015: Employer's business tax calendar

Four strategies for becoming more influential at work

6 skills HR leaders must establish, cultivate

Scrub unnecessary FMLA references from handbook