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Washington to ‘ban the box’

Washington becomes the 11th state to prohibit private-sector employers from asking about arrests or criminal convictions on job applications.
Employment Law

What employers can look for under EEOC’s strategic plan

The EEOC enforces the nation’s employment discrimination laws. Its strategic plan, issued every five years, presents its overarching plan for carrying out its mission relative to issues emerging in the workplace and the resources available to the commission. The strategic plan gives employers an insight into the EEOC’s enforcement strategy.
Compensation & Benefits

Blasé millennials require a different mix of employee benefits

Millennial employees grew used to taking “just for now” jobs with little hope of long-term stability. Their experience should inform your benefits strategy.

He who does the hiring should also do the firing

If possible, the same manager who made the hiring decision should also make the firing decision. That’s because presumably a manager wouldn’t hire someone knowing they belonged to an obvious protected classification and then turn around and fire that person because of that status.
Employee Relations

Dig into harassment case to learn what really happened

There’s aren’t many ways for an employer to defend against allegations that a supervisor sexually harassed a subordinate. But a careful investigation may uncover evidence that the relationship was wholly consensual, which may help.
HR Management

Snapshot: Which social media platforms do your employees use?

Looking to leverage social media to communicate with employees? Here’s what U.S. adults use most often.
Article Archives

Comment about pregnancy? Nope, just shut up!

When workers and supervisors clash, ask: Is it discrimination or personality conflict?

Watch out! Employee can win punitive damages even if he suffered no loss

Tell trainers: You have an obligation to report harassment or discrimination you witness

Employers look at pay parity in response to #MeToo outcry

Ignorance is no excuse for wage violations

Retirement benefits get Senate boost

Legislation would ban mandatory arbitration of #MeToo claims

Snapshot: 5 fastest-growing benefits

Court gives new protection to transgender workers

EEOC charges continue seven-year decline

Pennsylvania prepares on its own to address overtime salary test

Beware claims of intentional infliction of emotional distress

Working side hustle doesn’t stop eligibility for unemployment benefits

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