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What plaintiff’s lawyers don’t want HR pros to know


Want to know how to get under the skin of the lawyers who represent employees? Ask one. They won’t all cop to what sinks their cases, but attorney Whitney Warner did. Learn what she fears most when staring down an employer in court.

Prepare your workplace for a possible flu pandemic

Related ArticlesHow to prepare your workplace for a possible flu pandemic The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have for years predicted that a virulent influenza outbreak could kill tens of thousands, hospitalize hundreds of thousands and sicken millions. Regardless…Preparing your workplace for a possible swine flu pandemic The United States is facing a […]

25 Off-Limits Interview Questions

Related ArticlesSample Policy: Criminal Background Checks The following sample policy was excerpted from The Book of Company Policies, published by HR Specialist. Edit for your organization’s purposes _____________________   Some state laws require criminal background checks…New EEOC guidelines expand legal protections for… Employers can now be required to provide accommodations to this class of workers.Overtime […]

Federal Contractors Must Use E-Verify to Confirm Worker Eligibility


Employers doing business with Uncle Sam will soon have to begin using the government’s E-Verify Internet-based employment eligibility verification system. Critics say the system is already inaccurate and overburdened. If you’re a federal government contractor, you need to know about this big change. If you’re just generally concerned about increasingly complex employment eligibility rules, we’ve got the info you need.

HR Groups Rally Around Legislation to Create New Electronic Verification System


Congress is considering legislation that would create a new mandatory electronic employment eligibility verification system to replace the current, widely criticized E-Verify program. HR groups are applauding, in part because 90% of employers already use the software on which it is based. Learn more about a proposal that could greatly simplify a cumbersome process.

Safely serving alcohol at company parties


Q. I’m an HR director and I’m planning our company’s holiday party. What is our liability as the host if we serve alcohol?

37 Health Care Cost Containment Strategies

Related ArticlesHR Record Retention Guidelines Company Records: What to Keep, What to Dump A records retention schedule ensures that an organization keeps the records it needs for operational, legal, fiscal or historical reasons, and then destroys them when they’re no longer useful. You…Keeping employee’s performance up during a divorce Q. “One of our employees is […]