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Your Business’s Obligation to Invest in Wellness

There are three certain things in life—death, work, and taxes. And work is usually stressful. Currently, 3 in 5 workers (61%) feel burned out in their current job,[1] and nearly a third (31%) report high levels of stress at work.[2] That’s why, from the moment I hire someone, I make sure he or she knows […]

What Is the True Cost of Expanded EEO-1 Reporting?

After several months of uncertainty, we now know that employers will be required to submit Component 2 data (i.e., employee wage and hour data) to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by September 30, 2019. Not only that, but they will be required to submit 2017 and 2018 Component 2 data, which means 2 years […]

How to Create a Workplace that Promotes Mental Health

Nearly one in five people in the United States lives with a mental illness, but there is still a strong stigma around discussing mental health at work. The month of May being dedicated as Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States helps, but we still have a long way to go in combating the […]

Q&A: A Long Road Ahead to True Diversity

The past few years have seen excellent strides toward diversity across organizations in the United States. However, many issues remain. For example, Amazon’s recruiting algorithm was taken offline last year because it was accidentally creating bias. And, while many organizations are aware of the need for diversity, some don’t seem equipped to act.

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How HR Leaders Drive Innovation

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HR leaders shouldn’t underestimate the impact they can have on an organization. While they might spend a lot of time doing nitty-gritty tasks like ensuring document accuracy and keeping current with compliance updates, they can also play the critical role of driving innovation.

HR Works 73: What Will HR Look Like in 2025?

We know that employers spend a lot of time and energy on the entire employee lifecycle: from sourcing to onboarding straight through retention, engagement, and, of course, exit interviews. How can HR professionals grapple with that lifecycle if they can’t predict the terrain of the HR landscape 5 or even 10 years from now? In […]

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Wage and Hour: Is It Legal to Suspend an Employee Without Pay as a Form of Discipline?

QUESTION: My company often sends employees home without pay for various offenses, such as egregious dress code violations, insubordination, and slacking off. Sometimes, the employee is told to return the next day, and sometimes the suspension runs for a few days or more while we investigate. I wouldn’t want anyone to know I’m asking, but […]

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5 Critical Components Every Job Description Must Contain

In a part one of this article we featured the California Employment Law Letter’s take on the importance of a good job description. Today, we look at the key components every job description must contain.