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Comply with the law when requiring employees to work overtime

In general, employers have the right to require employees to work overtime, as long as they are properly paid for the additional hours. However, that right is not unlimited.

OK to expect better behavior from managers

While a subordinate might be excused for a minor rule breach, his supervisor could legitimately be disciplined for breaking the same rule. Just make sure your handbook outlines this greater expectation.

OSHA publishes coronavirus guidance for employers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a web page full of links to help employers handle the coronavirus outbreak.

Snapshot: What do applicants lie about on their résumés?

36% of respondents to a recent survey said they had lied on a résumé.

The HR I.Q. Test: February ’20

Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

Prepare workplace for coronavirus pandemic

It’s too soon to tell if the coronavirus outbreak that started in China will become a worldwide pandemic, but public health officials are bracing for the worst. Prudence says employers should start planning now in case the virus starts spreading in the U.S.

Safety: New York foundry finds itself in deep doo-doo

Inspectors from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued 33 work and safety citations to Frazer & Jones Co. at its foundry near Syracuse.

OSHA turns 50 this year

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 with a yearlong celebration of past successes and current initiatives.

Report: 10 steps help prep for an older workforce

Workers over the age of 50 represent that fastest-growing age cohort in many industrialized nations, according to a new report by the Mercer consulting firm. Mercer developed 10 things employers can do now to become “age-ready.”

Top 5 priorities for HR leaders in 2020

HR must focus on five key measures to drive business in 2020, according to the Gartner business advisory firm.