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HR Management

Federal contractors: Access new compliance guides

The U.S. Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has published a new series of compliance assistance guides to help employers navigate the confusing labyrinth of record keeping, posting and documentation rules that cover federal contractors.
Compensation & Benefits

‘Predictive scheduling’ laws pick up steam

Does your organization sometimes cancel employees’ shifts at the last minute, schedule extra workers for peak times (then send some of them home) or require employees to be prepared to call in to work at any time? If so, a growing trend of local laws could make those practices unlawful.
Employment Law

FMLA covers some school-related absences

For years, employers have been told the FMLA doesn’t cover leave that employees take for their children’s school-related meetings and visits. But an eye-opening new U.S. Department of Labor opinion letter adds an important new exception to that rule.
Employee Relations

Heck yes it’s Monday! Let’s get to work!

Some workers go to bed Sunday nights dreading the workweek to come, but Mondays and Tuesdays—especially in the morning—are when employees are most productive, suggests new research from staffing firm Accountemps.

Workers’ comp retaliation or a legitimate discharge?

Firing someone shortly after he makes a workers’ compensation claim means risking a retaliation lawsuit. To defend, the employer must show the court that there was a legitimate, unrelated reason for the termination.

Texas suit challenges EEOC background check rules

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals recently heard oral arguments in a case brought by the Texas Attorney General’s Office. The suit challenges 2012 EEOC guidelines on the use of criminal background checks in hiring.
Article Archives

Double whammy in store for ACA free riders

In the Payroll Mailbag: September ’19

2020 adjustments for group health plans set

IRS provides post-audit payroll tax advice

Employer in hot water for completing fraudulent W-2s

ADA covers temporary disabilities, too

Summer’s almost gone! Let’s take some time off

Overtime rule forwarded to White House for final review

Snapshot: 2020 variable pay budgets target the top

Employer survey: Pay to rise a modest 3% in 2020

Prepare for gun violence in your workplace

Choose best method to set FMLA calendar

Axed Goldman Sachs exec sues for anti-gay bias

Isolated comments don’t make hostile environment—yet

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