Tag: employees

Bereavement Leave Has Gone to the Dogs

Losing a loved one is never easy, and most companies allow its employees to take time off to grieve. But what happens when it’s an employee’s pet that passes away? Do you tell employees to suck it up and come to work, or do you tell them to take a personal day? According to CBS […]

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Final Ruling: Wellness Incentives and GINA

In yesterday’s Advisor, we explored the new final ruling from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) concerning the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and wellness. Today we’ll look at how that applies to wellness incentives.

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‘Paw-ternity’ Leave: The Next Trend in Employee Benefits?

Employers everywhere are looking for new ways to attract and retain talent. While companies like Facebook and Apple® are offering to freeze its female employees’ eggs as a way to recruit more diverse talent, other companies are jumping on the crazy train and offering even weirder workplace perks. According to the Mirror, a new trend […]

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A Final Ruling on GINA and Wellness

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a final rule on employer-sponsored wellness programs in relation to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). The GINA wellness rule provides guidance for employers that offer incentives to an employee for information from the employee’s spouse about the spouse’s manifested disease or disorder. The agency also released […]

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Who Can Recoup Attorney’s Fees Under California Wage and Hour Law?

California wage and hour law is a convoluted landscape when it comes to determining when a prevailing employee or employer can recover attorneys’ fees and costs. Under California Labor Code Section 1194, an employee who wins a lawsuit against her employer for nonpayment of overtime compensation is entitled to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees.

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New Overtime Regs: Alert to California Employers

In its new overtime regulations, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has more than doubled its salary threshold for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA’s) white-collar overtime exemptions. This causes a rare circumstance in which federal law provides employees with more protections than California law.

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EEOC Proposes Using EEO-1 Report to Collect Pay Data

By BLR Senior Legal Editor Susan Schoenfeld, JD The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently published a proposal to revise the Equal Opportunity Report (EEO-1) reporting form in order to annually collect summary pay data by gender, race, and ethnicity from businesses with 100 or more employees. A […]

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Keep Employees with Stay Interviews

Yesterday we learned about how to use stay interviews to keep employees from leaving. Today we present more on that topic, including how to make change with feedback and to allow changes to permeate your corporate culture.

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10 Questions to Ask in a Stay Interview

As most HR professionals understand too well, turnover hurts a company’s bottom line, and it also ruins morale for the employees left behind. Workers in the United States have an average job tenure of approximately 4.6 years and 45% of employers now expect new college grads to stay less than 2 years.

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