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mergers

Ensuring Seamless Communications Before and After Mergers and Acquisitions

During mergers and acquisitions (M&A), one aspect of the transaction that is often overlooked is an effective communications strategy to the audience most responsible for a company’s success: its employees. According to a recent report published by Deloitte, 75% of corporate executives and private equity investors expect M&A activity to increase in 2017, both in quantity of transactions as well as deal size.

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California

Employer’s Past Practices Can Actually Expand Liability for Failure to Accommodate

In this case involving police recruits who were injured during training at the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Police Academy, the court confirmed that an employee may not be a qualified individual for purposes of a discrimination claim but may be a qualified individual for purposes of a failure-to-accommodate claim. The case also illustrates how an employer’s past practices can affect the scope of its duties to disabled employees under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

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HIPAA

Year 2016 Was Biggest Yet for HIPAA Privacy Enforcement

The year 2016 was by far the biggest yet for monetary settlements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA) privacy and security rules, and 2017 thus far is proceeding apace, a leading HIPAA attorney told a recent conference.

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hiring

Strange but True Hiring Trends

What could be so strange about hiring trends you ask?  A new survey, released by SmartRecruiters, offers some insight into the do’s and don’ts of hiring and recruiting. And while these results aren’t reinventing the recruiting wheel, they will make you think twice about your next interview.

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Skills

What is the Skills Gap Costing Your Company?

It’s one of today’s most vexing economic puzzles: Why can’t employers find workers to fill their positions when approximately 7.5 million Americans are unemployed, and millions more are working part-time because they can’t find full-time positions or have given up looking for work altogether?

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Millennials

How Do You Motivate Millennials? New Research Offers an Answer

Millennials, to many employers, are an enigma. Even though the oldest of them are now in their 30s, they continue to be the generation without a clear definition—you might even say that the defining characteristic of Millennials is in fact that they can’t be put neatly into a box. They’re meaning-makers. They’re experience-seekers. And now, they make […]

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