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Employment Law

Unions on the rise: What the NLRA won’t let you do

With labor unions making news nationwide, now is a good time for all employers to revisit their obligations under the National Labor Relations Act. Remember, the NLRA probably applies to you regardless of whether your employees belong to a union.
Compensation & Benefits

Take every opportunity to deliver positive feedback

For some employees, hearing words of praise is better than a cash bonus—and such praise is a key reason people want to stay in their jobs. Yet many managers can muster up such phrases only during annual reviews ... if at all. Here are 10 key ideas managers should consider when offering positive feedback to employees.

Survey: More CHROs say hiring is slowing

Chief human resources officers remain optimistic overall about hiring, but say they expect a slowdown. The Conference Board’s Q3 Index survey found that 38% of CHROs expect hiring to increase in the coming months, down from 51% in the group’s second-quarter survey.
Employee Relations

Post-pandemic, get new hires up to speed fast

A July poll conducted by Intelligent.com revealed that employers believe newly minted high school and college graduates aren’t as academically and socially skilled as they were just five years ago. Plus, they said recent grads are more likely to have unreasonable salary and benefit expectations. If you’re struggling to assimilate young employees into your workforce, here’s how to bring those new hires up to speed.
HR Management

10 tips for preventing the spread of flu at work

Public health authorities are encouraging many Americans to receive a coronavirus booster vaccine, but they’re urging almost everyone to get a flu shot this fall. For employers, limiting the spread of influenza among workers can be key to maintaining adequate staffing this fall and winter.

At-will employment, Hotel California-style

The Eagles’ classic-rock hit “Hotel California” says, “You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.” A McDonald’s franchisee has allegedly taken that sentiment to another level by posting a sign that forbids employees from quitting.
Article Archives

Recalling staff after layoff? Ensure rehiring isn’t biased

Consider addressing menopause care with your company’s portfolio of benefits

Is your best benefits move cutting benefits?

Legal arguments take shape as business groups oppose new overtime rule

Be prepared to prove why remote work isn’t a reasonable disability accommodation

Walmart reverses course on pay, offering some new hires $1 less per hour

Betting on a bonus? Not if you wagered on who’d get COVID

Accommodating employees with visual impairments

Schedule changed after FMLA leave? Be able to show why

Ensure supervisors understand laws that prohibit pregnancy discrimination

41% of workers believe generative AI will enhance their careers

DOL, EEOC announce outreach, enforcement pact

Yes, the ADA applies to remote workplaces, too

Millennials and Gen Z: Lower the retirement age!

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