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Employers’ Flu Worries Go Beyond Germs, Attendance

This year’s influenza outbreak has sickened millions of people across the country, leaving employers struggling to cover for employees who are out sick and searching for ways to prevent others from coming down with the flu. But dealing with germ control and sick days is only the beginning. Legal issues also can come into play.

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Opioid Crisis: 5 Tips to Address Addiction in the Workplace

Like abuse of alcohol or illicit drugs, the nation’s growing opioid epidemic is presenting workplace challenges. The current opioid epidemic has been called the worst drug crisis in American history, reaching every corner of society, including workplaces both large and small. This epidemic involves the use of prescription opioid (pain) medications and illicit drugs, including […]

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New Jersey Harassment Case Ruling Leads to New Definition of ‘Supervisor’ and Other Surprises

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit—which covers Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania—recently broadened the definition of “supervisor” for purposes of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), in an expression of the court’s opinion that went beyond the facts before it. The […]

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2018 Withholding Tax Table Is Now Available

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Notice 1036, updating the income-tax withholding tables for 2018. The new tables reflect changes made by the tax reform legislation enacted last month. The updated withholding information shows the new rates for employers to use during 2018.

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More Employees Expected to Quit in 2018, Citing Salary as the Top Reason

Glassdoor® has released new data which reveals that 35% of hiring decision makers expect more employees to quit over the next 12 months. The survey, conducted among 750 hiring decision makers (those in recruitment, HR, and responsible for hiring) in the U.S. and UK, also finds that nearly half (45%) note that salary is the […]

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Time’s Up: I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

“So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make […]

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2018 Compliance Trends That HR Professionals Should Know

HR had a tumultuous year when it came to compliance and regulations. Under a new administration, regulations were rolled back—but not necessarily the ones we expected. Deadlines were changed, employers were confused, and health care gave everyone a headache.

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Talent Engagement is Critical to Combating Skills Shortage in 2018, Says New Report

The Execu|Search Group—a recruitment, temporary staffing, and workforce solutions company—released its 2018 Hiring Outlook: The Impact Of The Growing Skills Shortage On The Employer-Employee Relationship, which provides insights into the factors that professionals consider when making career decisions.

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IRS Mandates Use of New Mortality Tables for 2018 … Unless You Don’t Want to!

On October 3, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2017-60, finally acknowledging that new mortality assumptions would be required for 2018 in the determination of minimum contributions and, by association, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) premiums. (See New IRS Mortality Tables for 2018 Bring Host of Concerns for DB Plan Sponsors.)

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Where Can the Happiest Workers in the United States Be Found?

Recent research conducted by Sokanu aimed to answer a simple question: who are the happiest workers in the United States? We’ll give you a hint—the top two are not part of the contiguous states. That’s right, Hawaii and Alaska took the number one and number two spots respectively. Want to find out how everyone else […]

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