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EEOC Releases Guidance on Mental Health Conditions

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released informal guidance for advising employees of their legal rights in the workplace with regard to depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health conditions. Although the guidance is geared to employees, it provides insight for employers as to the EEOC’s position on protections provided for employees […]

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Survey Shows Employers Making Strides to Help Working Parents

Some, but not all, companies are taking baby steps toward becoming more family-friendly, according to new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam. Just under half (49%) HR managers interviewed said their organization has made policy changes to better accommodate working parents in the past 5 years.

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Nevada Supreme Court Offers Guidance on Minimum Wage Amendment

We’ve been reporting on litigation surrounding Nevada’s minimum wage all year. Although some issues remain unresolved, we now have important guidance from the state’s highest court on the scope of the term “provide” under the minimum wage law as well as which statute of limitations applies to wage claims. The following article provides an overview of the court’s ruling.

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Pension Buyout Sales Reached Nearly $6 Billion for Q3, Says LIMRA

Corporate pension buyout sales in the United States leaped to nearly $6 billion in the third quarter of 2016, rising to the highest level for the that quarter since 1990, according to the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute. Sales of pension liabilities by employer plans were greater than $1 billion for each of the last six […]

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Pros and Cons of ‘Friending’ Employees Online

As an HR professional, likely there will be many times when you’ll be called upon to mediate or help to resolve personnel issues. This may be something as simple as a misunderstanding or it may be a much more serious issue, like discrimination or harassment, or anything in between.

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Employer Fails to Accommodate Temporarily Disabled Nurse

by Maggie Spell LeBato A recent decision by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas—offers a reminder about your obligation to provide a reasonable accommodation for an employee with a disability if it will permit her to perform the job. The ruling is also a reminder of what it takes […]

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What is Benefit Optimization?

Benefit optimization, as the name implies, is the process used by HR professionals to critically assess the organization’s benefit structure and determine what changes can be made to make the benefit package on offer best serve the organization and the employees.

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