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Compensation & Benefits

School’s out, and here come all the seasonal hires!

Payroll managers whose companies take on summer hires know the feeling. Questions about W-4s and I-9s from new members of the taxpaying community are just the beginning. Use this checklist to bring order to the summer hiring process.
Employment Law

Plane truth: JetBlue’s lesson in ‘safety retaliation’

Make clear to your supervisors that it’s unlawful to punish employees because they raise complaints about customer or worker safety.
Employee Relations

2 strategies to deal with today’s worker shortage

As labor markets continue to tighten, employers are pursuing additional strategies for recruiting untapped talent and retaining workers, says a new report by The Conference Board.
HR Management

Establish process for verifying employment

Verification of employment requests are not difficult to process, but you do need a formal system for responding to them.

H-1B visa cap reached already

For the sixth consecutive year, every available H-1B visa was snapped up within five days.

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.
Article Archives

More employers paying staff to stay ‘fiscally fit’

Tough new supervisor? That doesn’t prove bias

9th Circuit: EPA requires ignoring past pay

Big win for Uber: Drivers are contractors

Ring confirmed for NLRB, is immediately appointed chair

Snapshot: Where does most sexual harassment happen?

Strong connection between wellness, lower turnover

Emerging issues affect how to handle trade secrets

Challenge based on arbitrator’s bias fails

The fact of pay bias matters, not what motivates it

Employee fired shortly after filing complaint? Brace yourself for a retaliation lawsuit

Get expert legal help when drafting retirement offers that include health benefits

Make sure employees follow all the rules when requesting FMLA leave

No anonymous employment lawsuits allowed

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