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Compensation & Benefits

Consider offering benefits to help employees handle caregiving

Working parents aren’t the only employees who may have caregiving responsibilities. In response, some employers have beefed up existing benefits and created new ones.
HR Management

Agreement elusive in debate over politics at work

With less than a month to go before Election Day, Americans are predictably divided on a basic question: Is it acceptable to discuss politics at work?
Employee Relations

Document performance problems to justify RIF list

Use objective criteria when deciding who will keep or lose their job during a reduction in force. Then be sure to document your specific, business-related reasons for handing out pink slips. That will help you prevail in court if an employee sues, alleging a RIF was based on discrimination.
Employment Law

3 new opinion letters from Labor Department

The Department of Labor has issued three new opinion letters that address issues that may affect your company.

Presidential campaign: Where Trump, Biden differ on HR issues

President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden disagree on most issues affecting America’s workplaces. Here is a breakdown of where they stand.

Always review supervisors’ firing recommendations

HR should insist on reviewing every discharge decision before it is carried out. Thoroughly analyze past discipline to ensure consistency and fairness. It’s the best way to prevent a biased manager from triggering a losing lawsuit.
Article Archives

Snapshot: More employers offering paid parental, family leave

Survey: Q1 2021 return for most furloughed workers

Coronavirus driving open enrollment interest

Survey: Workers blame managers for job stress

Your workplace posters: Beware 3 common legal pitfalls

Payroll tax deferral? Most employers say ‘no’

Last Friday in September: More FAQs, more disaster relief, PPP news and other good stuff

Don’t skip ‘futile’ ADA accommodation process

As Walmart raises wages, will other retailers follow?

DOL proposes new rule to define independent contractor status

Retirement savings: Little effect yet from coronavirus

DOL campaign builds awareness of worker rights in coronavirus era

Snapshot: Most believe in a new civil rights law

After Ginsburg, Supreme Court could toss ACA

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