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Employee Relations

6 common reasons bosses withhold praise

Employees who are recognized for their efforts are generally contented—and contented employees rarely sue their employers. Train managers to beware these common excuses for withholding praise—and what to do instead.
Employment Law

Using staffing firm won’t let you off the hook

Some employers believe buying labor through a staffing or temp agency can insulate them from legal liability. They’re wrong! In fact, both the staffing company and its client may get caught up in litigation over alleged discrimination.
HR Management

Managing depressed employees: What supervisors need to know

Given the American Psychiatric Association’s estimate that one in six people will experience depression at some time in his or her life, chances are significant that you’ll deal with the issue among your staff. Yet despite its prevalence, don’t expect team members to readily come forward.

Cold feet: 28% have reneged after accepting job offers

Employers take note: The hiring process doesn’t necessarily end when a candidate accepts the offer, new research from global staffing firm Robert Half shows.
Compensation & Benefits

Highest-paid interns take home serious coin

Many of the nation’s top employers value the internship experience so much that they are willing to pay handsomely for college students to work for them over the summer or for a semester.

Severance perks improve in hot labor market

With the national unemployment rate dropping to 3.6% this month, the lowest since 1969, employers are using every trick possible to lure and keep the best employees. One increasingly popular move: expanding severance packages to separated employees.
Article Archives

Democrats mount effort to roll back anti-union initiatives

‘Equality Act’ would make anti-gay discrimination unlawful

Snapshot: Who is privy to pay-equity data?

DOL, NLRB decide: Gig workers are contractors

July 2019: Employer’s business tax calendar

In the Payroll Mailbag: June ’19

HR VP in the hot seat for 401(k) operational error

Explanation, please: IRS’ postmark/mailing rules

Payroll news you can use, directly from the IRS

Federal courts flesh out Marinello’s limits

SSA rolls out correction request letters for 2018

Ignoring interactive process pops Party City’s balloons

New risk: EEOC now suing over small claims

NLRB: Bathroom chat isn’t ‘protected’ activity

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