Can I really not smoke in my own office?

Q. I recently relocated my business to California from a foreign country. I heard that I am not allowed to smoke in my office. Is this true?

Practical advice for better HR records management

Here’s advice on controlling record storage costs and ensuring business continuity if records are compromised.

Snapshot: 5 fastest growing fields

These industries saw the most job growth over the last 25 years.

When must you pay for employee training?

If you offer extra off-duty training to your hourly employees, pay extra attention to the rules that explain when those hours must be “paid time.”

Your millennial employees are more likely to moonlight

From bartender to blogger, it’s not uncommon for workers to have a side job to earn a little extra money or pursue an area of interest.

Snapshot: How important is training and development to success at work?

The vast majority of American workers believe their future job success depends on learning new skills and taking advantage of training opportunities.

OSHA levies $218k fine after gruesome hand amputation

Syracuse-based York Metal Toll Processing faces additional fines after it failed to address issues uncovered by OSHA inspectors following an accident in which an employee’s hand was amputated by a power press.

Can job offer be contingent on drug test?

Q. Our Pennsylvania company wants to begin screening applicants for illegal drugs. Can we make job offers conditional on the results of a drug test?

Zika preparedness: Consider employee safety and legal issues

As temperatures in the Northeast cool and mosquitos disappear until spring, the Zika virus may no longer be on people’s minds, but it should remain on your radar.

The HR I.Q. Test: October '16

Here's your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

What rights do employers have under Texas's Open Carry Law? Can we ban guns at work?

Q. We are a private business that would like to prohibit our employees and customers from carrying firearms inside our corporate premises. May we do so?

Lessons from LochteGate: Regulating alcohol in the workplace

Here are some strategies for minimizing the potential for alcohol-related misconduct.

Contractor not liable for city worker's injury

A contractor hired to perform work for a city isn’t responsible for an injured government employee whose work it did not control.

Snapshot: Millennials on the move

Don’t plan on retaining your millennial employees forever.

Is it true that California law requires us to give employees a way to work sitting down?

Q. An employee recently complained that I was violating California’s “suitable seating law” by requiring him to stand throughout his shift. Am I required to let my employees sit?
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