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Employment Law

States moving to make noncompetes more expensive

Massachusetts this summer became the first state to pass legislation requiring employers to compensate workers who sign noncompete agreements for up to a year if the employer decides to enforce the noncompete.
HR Management

Does that decision really require a meeting?

Meetings are an essential platform for sharing information, brainstorming new ideas and collaborating as a team. But are they always necessary? Not according to those recently polled by Accountemps.

Snapshot: Who knows about ban the box?

Eleven states and dozens of localities make it unlawful to ask about arrests or convictions on job applications.
Compensation & Benefits

Employees losing ground as inflation outstrips wage growth

The “real wage” metric the federal government uses to gauge the average American’s take-home pay fell 2 cents in the last year, to $10.76 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

OK to fire disabled worker who cannot perform job duties

Sadly, some employee disabilities just can’t be accommodated, which means the employee can be terminated. Just make sure you can back up your contention that there was nothing that could be done to allow the employee to keep working.
Employee Relations

Include all relevant details in discipline reports

When you document disciplinary action, make sure you provide enough detail in your report to put the decision in context. You may need them later to show a judge exactly what you were thinking when you made your decision.
Article Archives

FEMA tries to manage its own emergency

Jury claps back at age insults, awards millions

‘Right-to-work’ law fails Missouri referendum test

Poll: Executives rate HR higher than others do

Sell employees on benefits of HDHP/HSAs

IRS releases 2019 inflation adjustments for HDHP/HSAs

Navigating Minnesota’s 3 paid sick and safe time laws

Former Minn. health department official claims retaliation

Swanson helps end ‘no-poach’ pacts in the fast-food industry

No class-action status for NHL players’ injury lawsuit

Auto-erased surveillance video can be perfectly legal

Workers’ comp claims get expensive when more than one employer is involved

Consider hiring outside attorney to conduct investigation into HR harassment

8th Circuit slaps down DOL in FLSA case

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