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What Can Federal Contractors Expect Under the Trump Administration? Here’s What We Know So Far

by David Fortney and H. Juanita Beecher of Fortney & Scott On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Employers have been carefully monitoring the transition to get a sense of how the incoming administration will approach labor and employment issues that affect federal […]


The Most Underrated and Overrated Jobs of 2016

When you think of something as being underrated, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Most will think of movies, some will think of food, but has a job or career ever crossed your mind as being underrated, or even overrated? CareerCast has recently released its list of the most underrated jobs in 2016. […]


Research Report- Training ROI: Investing in Training

Complimentary Webinar: Training ROI: Investing in Training Date: Thursday, February 09, 2017 Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time Training, the key to development, engagement, retention, and productivity and compliance. Developing employees’ abilities and knowledge on everything from compliance and job-related skills to leadership and communication is critical. But how valuable is training? We recently found […]


6 Ways Virtual Onboarding Can Engage, Equip, and Energize New Hires

Complimentary Webcast: 6 Ways Virtual Onboarding Can Engage, Equip, and Energize New Hires Date: Monday, January 30, 2017 Time: 2:00 PM ET Does your onboarding program leave your employees energized and excited?  Or do they see it as a boring required chore?  Would you like your new hire onboarding to be more interactive and engaging? […]

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HR Works Podcast: How Women Leaders Can Overcome ‘Subtle’ Workplace Barriers

EPISODE 24 For years, HR managers have been working to eliminate discrimination against women in the workplace. And, not to suggest that that’s no longer a concern, but today, as women leaders progress in the workplace, they often face more subtle barriers that hold them back from fulfilling their true potential. To help us to […]


Video: How to Avoid the Dangerous Practice of ‘Make Up’ FMLA Leave

As an employment law attorney who specializes in FMLA, Stacie Caraway of Miller & Martin PLLC has heard from many well-meaning employers who want to help out their employees (who may claim, for example, that taking FMLA creates a financial hardship) by allowing them to ‘make up’  time they take for FMLA leave.  The one […]


Video: FMLA Eligibility Mistakes Can Be a Landmine for Employers

As HR professionals know, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave is one of the most confusing and complex areas of employment law.  There are many aspects of leave management that can be legal landmines for employers who don’t administer leave or communicate their policies effectively. Speaking to an audience of employers and HR […]


Targeting FMLA Fraud And Abuse: 10 Tips for Training Supervisors

Just as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be complicated, so can getting your supervisors on the same page when it comes to administering FMLA leave. The following tips should help when training supervisors about FMLA leave and what they should do if they suspect fraud or abuse:


Employer’s Reliance on Team Leaders’ Suggestions Dooms FLSA Claim

By Bonnie M. Boryca The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay minimum wage and overtime to nonexempt employees. Most employers are familiar with the Act’s exemptions for executive, administrative, professional, computer, and outside sales employees. The particulars of the exemptions are set forth in U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulations, and deciding […]


Leading Through Crisis: A Q&A with Denice Hinden

At some point in time, every organization will have to deal with a major crisis, whether it’s the result of economic fallout, poor product performance, a scandal, a natural disaster, workplace violence, product recalls, the sudden loss of an integral employee—the list goes on.