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Compensation & Benefits

Supreme Court passes on same-sex benefits

On Dec. 4, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case testing whether the court’s landmark decision legalizing gay marriage requires government entities to provide the same employee benefits to same-sex couples that heterosexual couples receive.
Employment Law

EEOC offers anti-harassment best practices

The EEOC is urging employers to respond to this fall’s national conversation about sexual harassment by reviewing and updating their policies and practices. Based on the EEOC’s 2016 “Harassment in the Workplace” report, here are the best ways employers can prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.
HR Management

Trade Fair Supermarkets owe $500k for safety violations

OSHA is proposing a $505,929 fine against Trade Fair Supermarkets after investigators discovered workers had been exposed to health and safety hazards at three grocery stores in Queens.

Bad hires cost $15,000, plague 74% of employers

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, companies last year lost an average of $14,900 every time they made a hiring mistake.
Employee Relations

Investigating harassment in the #MeToo era

Tales of sexual harassment from Hollywood to Washington have HR departments everywhere pondering the worst-case scenario: What if someone has been harassing co-workers for years? That ticking time bomb could go off at any time.

Jury gets to decide: Did she quit or was she fired?

Think an employee’s ultimatum a­­mounts to quitting in a huff? Maybe, maybe not­. If a dispute transforms into a lawsuit, it may be up to a judge or jury to determine if an em­­ployee really resigned or was just blow­­ing off steam.
Article Archives

NLRB takes aim at ‘quickie election’ rule

How long must a light-duty reassignment go on?

New York proposes rules on paying for unpredictable schedules

Acme Parts agrees to get the lead out in Brooklyn

First Bankers settles ESOP lawsuits for $15.75 million

It’s up to employees to prove pay bias in EPA suits

Be fair about leave requests, or prepare to defend against discrimination lawsuit

Prepare to explain necessity of medical exams

Small annoyances can add up to retaliation

New EEOC web portal could lead to more charges

Feds file Supreme Court brief opposing ‘fair share’ union dues

Snapshot: Fewer bonuses this year

Little confidence in ability to elevate female leaders

Poll: Employee benefits are our favorite tax breaks

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