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HR Management

‘Chatbots’ can help provide instant online answers & free up time for HR

Whether it’s discussing vacation policies, enrolling workers in the benefits plan or conducting training, HR chatbots are assisting employees in all these transactions. HR is also using these artificial-intelligence tools in the recruiting process.
Compensation & Benefits

Bonuses or pay raises: Which works best?

In December, some high-profile businesses announced they planned to give bonuses to their employees. Other companies said they would raise the minimum wage entry-level employees receive, with corresponding increases for higher-paid staff. Both strategies recognize a tightening job market. Which one is right for your organization?
Employment Law

NLRB’s Emanuel under fire for conflict of interest

National Labor Relations Board member William Emanuel should have recused himself from deliberations leading to the board’s December decision to overturn its 2015 Browning-Ferris ruling. That’s the conclusion of the NLRB’s inspector general.
Employee Relations

Annual reviews: Most popular, least effective

The most common frequency for performance reviews continues to be annually.  However, HR professionals say that reviews offer a more accurate appraisal of an employees’ performance when those reviews are conducted more frequently.

Snapshot: 5 cities with the quickest interview cycles

On average, the job interview process in the United States takes 23.8 days. It's much faster in these five cities.

Good records get lawsuits dismissed fast

Employers that have well-documented business reasons for every discharge typically win lawsuits that allege discrimination. Good records force employees to prove that an allegedly legitimate reason for firing was a pretext for covering up discrimination.
Article Archives

EEOC strategy plans doing more with less

Time to rethink your HR-to-employee ratio

Must we pay for travel time between home and airport and between airport and hotel?

How should we pay nonexempt employees when they are traveling on business?

DOL re-issues previously withdrawn wage-and-hour opinion letters

Facing DOL wage charges, SoCal health care firm settles

Los Angeles Times unionizes, after management’s bad press

California Supreme Court must rule on meal break pay

FEHA has lower disability threshold than ADA

Beware retaliation if worker has been involved in government inquiry

Regardless of prior leave, prepare to offer more time off as a reasonable accommodation

Appeals court rules: Discrimination based on employee’s obesity may violate FEHA

CFRA: Light duty OK following injury

Courts will toss unfair arbitration agreements

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