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The editors of HR Daily Advisor know how challenging it can be to find quality, pertinent information concerning the latest HR, recruiting, and leadership issues. While there are many paid services that BLR offers to get companies compliant, up to speed, and successful, we also like to provide our readers with offerings that are a little easier on the budget (sometimes as easy as free!). Among those offerings is THRIVE Magazine.

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15 Tactics to Prevent FMLA Abuse

By Kate McGovern Tornone, Editor

As evidenced by a session from the 2016 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference & Exposition held last month in Washington D.C., Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) abuse continues to be hot topic for employers.

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Ask the Expert: Does USERRA Apply to Voluntary Active Duty?

We have an employee that is a member of the Army National Guard. He is considering applying for an Active Duty position within the Guard. If he applies for this position and he is approved for voluntary active duty while still employed with us, will the USERRA guidelines still apply?

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Disabilities: California Court Goes ‘Where No One Has Gone Before’

By Cathleen S. Yonahara, Freeland Cooper & Foreman LLP

A California Court of Appeal has found that an employer may be liable under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) for failing to accommodate a nondisabled employee’s request to modify his work schedule to care for a disabled family member. The court’s interpretation of the FEHA creates significant new obligations for California employers.

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FMLA, ADA, and Workers’ Comp Overlap: A Q&A with Susan Fentin

Recently the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued a ruling in which the court suggested that a policy with a strict limit on medical leaves of absence might be enforceable. This ruling leads to many questions. For instance:

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Managing Multiple Health Conditions Under FMLA—How Many Does It Take?

Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, right? A decision by a federal district court in Minnesota provided a punch line and it turns out it’s not so funny. According to the court in Fries v. TRI Marketing Corp., an employee can claim Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protection when two health conditions result in health-related absences of less than 3 days each.

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Purpose is Crucial to Employment Branding

In yesterday’s Advisor, Bob Kelleher, author/speaker at the SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition discussed engagement and hiring. Today we’ll hear what he has to say about employment branding and developing brand ambassadors.

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PBGC Selects Firms for Smaller Asset Manager Pilot Program

The federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has selected five investment management firms to participate in its pilot program for Smaller Asset Managers.

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Top 10 States that Offer the Most Telecommuting Jobs

After analyzing the job posting activity of over 40,000 companies in its database, FlexJobs has identified the top 10 states where companies recruited the most state-based telecommuters in 2015. For the second year in a row, California, Texas, and New York lead the states with the highest number of telecommuting job postings. North Carolina and Massachusetts replaced Arizona and New Jersey among the top 10 states for telecommuting jobs compared to 2014.

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Retirement Plan Sponsor Agrees to $31M Settlement Over Excessive Fees Claim

By Jane Meacham, retirement plans editor

One of the largest multimillion-dollar settlements yet has been reached between an employer retirement plan sponsor and a class of participants over “excessive fees” paid for plan services.

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