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States out front: Is mandatory severance next?

New Jersey has enacted a law requiring severance pay for employees who lose their jobs in so-called mass layoffs. It’s the latest in a series of workers’ rights initiatives bubbling up from state legislatures instead of the federal government.
Employment Law

Ugly behavior not necessarily harassment

When unpleasant behavior comes to light, it’s important to step back and calmly analyze the facts. If the alleged acts aren’t pervasive or severe, it’s probably not actionable sexual harassment.
Compensation & Benefits

Financial well-being benefits now more common

Seventy percent of companies currently offer financial well-being benefits and more than half of them intend to expand such offerings in 2020, according to a new study by the WorldatWork association and employee equity plan company Computershare.

Start making DACA contingency plans now

The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to decide the fate of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program sometime in the coming months, before the current term ends in June. If any of your employees have DACA-covered work permits, this decision will affect them—and your organization.
HR Management

OK to expect better behavior from managers

While a subordinate might be excused for a minor rule breach, his supervisor could legitimately be disciplined for breaking the same rule. Just make sure your handbook outlines this greater expectation.
Employee Relations

Fewer than half have option to work remotely

Before embracing remote work as an option in your organization, know what you’re getting into. You’ll need to manage three kinds of telecommuting risks: workplace safety, time tracking and compliance with local laws.
Article Archives

DOL funding would fall 11% under Trump’s 2021 budget

House backs pro-union PRO Act

Employers call pharmacy benefit costs unsustainable

‘OK, boomer’: Supreme Court tackles age bias

Labor Department issues two new wage-and-hour opinion letters

Settlement with EEOC puts Compass Group on right path

Beat potential discrimination lawsuits by documenting rationale for reorganizing

Court: USERRA only protects seniority-based benefits for military-connected employees

Employer entitled to know nature of disability

Oilfield firms pay $1.2 million to settle race bias charges

DOL: Texas Panhandle pipeline workers got the shaft

Check employee’s EEOC filings for missed deadlines

Reversal: Supreme Court could fast-track ACA appeal

New Form I-9 now available

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