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HR Management

New York City enacts new lactation room requirement

12/18/2018
Effective March 19, 2019, employers with at least four employees must have a lactation policy and lactation room available for employees.

Managing to stay out of court: 2019 employment-law quiz

12/18/2018
The number of lawsuits filed by employees has spiked in recent years, and often those lawsuits are caused by one simple supervisor mistake or misunderstanding of employment law. How well do you know your legal duties as a manager?

Employee turnover hit all-time high in 2018

12/18/2018
Total workplace turnover in the United States hit a whopping 19.3% in 2018, up dramatically from 17.8% in 2016 and 15.7% in 2014.

Gifting guidelines to promote holiday harmony

12/12/2018
Holiday gift-giving at work often skids wildly into a ditch of misunderstanding and impropriety. Here are some simple ways to steer clear of gaffes.

Years later, termination records still win cases

12/12/2018
There’s a good reason to retain the employment records of poor performers. In fact, the argument can be made that you should keep those records indefinitely.

Snapshot: What HR audits cover

12/11/2018
Of the 92% of employers that regularly audit how the HR function handles employee conduct, these are the topics that get the most attention.

OSHA proposes fines after finding no peace at KidsPeace

12/06/2018
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited KidsPeace, a private charity serving youth with behavioral and mental health problems, for exposing its employees to workplace violence.

Seek confidentiality order if employee wants access to co-workers’ disciplinary records

12/06/2018
A federal court hearing a Pennsylvania case has concluded that plaintiffs seeking to compare the discipline they received with that of other employees are entitled to the information, but must keep it confidential.

Dallas metal recycler fined after worker is crushed

12/04/2018
Improperly stored metal pipes fell on a worker at Venture Metals, Inc., in Dallas in October, sending him to the hospital with serious injuries.

OSHA cites contractor for trench safety issues in Austin

12/04/2018
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited UST Systems, Inc., an underground storage tank contractor, for trench safety hazards at an Austin construction site.