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Compensation & Benefits

Nike’s lesson on paying for security checks: Just do it

Nike recently agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit by paying a total of $8.25 million to 16,000 retail-store employees in California who should have been paid for their time spent in pre- and post-work security checks.
Employee Relations

HR pros gain broad Title VII protection

A recent federal appeals court decision may be good news for HR pros and bad news for employers that think they can get away with retaliation if they try to quash discrimination investigations.
Employment Law

Be alert to new legal risk: vaccine-status harassment

Harassing a co-worker because of his or her unvaccinated status might cross the line into unlawful protected-class harassment. In that case, an employer might have honest-to-goodness liability for allowing such harassment to continue uncorrected.

Prepare for the end of virtual I-9 verification

If your organization has been taking advantage of the relaxed COVID-era rule to verify new hires’ I-9 documents via electronic means, start planning now to perform an in-person review of all those documents.

Can you fire worker for being a public jerk?

When an employee’s bad behavior outside of the workplace draws negative attention on your organization online, is it legal to terminate that person?
HR Management

Courts are beginning to toss employees’ covid vaccination lawsuits

Most plaintiffs haven’t gotten in front of a court yet. But one group of plaintiffs in Texas did and their case was dismissed. That’s good news if you’re thinking of requiring employees to get their shots before coming back to work.
Article Archives

Paycheck Fairness Act stalls, lacking Senate votes

Do your obligations follow digital nomads?

Highly paid contractors may be FLSA HCEs

Revise policies to protect health, encourage taking sick leave

OSHA revises covid guidance to protect unvaccinated workers

Snapshot: The next wave of employment law risks

Help hard-working staff recharge this summer

These 5 red flags signal a toxic hybrid workplace

Same-sex harassment may include nonsexual behavior

HR can help prevent ransomware hacks

Consider paying back employees’ PPE costs

Lawsuit claims retaliation for raising coronavirus concerns

Address staff anxiety over relaxed mask rules

Survey: Employers struggling to fill jobs, retain workers

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