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PBGC Single-Employer Program Shows Improvement; Multi-Employer Program Faces Insolvency

The balance sheet for the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s (PBGC) single-employer plan moved into the black in the latest fiscal year (FY) to continue a trend of better results, but the multiemployer plan remains in deficit and at risk of insolvency in as few as 7 years, according to the agency’s FY 2018 Annual Report.

January 1, 2019, a Big Day for Oregon’s Equal Pay Act

Key parts of the Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017 will become effective on January 1, 2019. Part of the law—limits on employers’ right to seek salary history information—took effect in October 2017, and another section—the part giving employees the right to sue under the law and seek enhanced remedies—won’t take effect until 2024, but […]

What Your Employees Want from the Workplace and How to Get There

In today’s competitive market, understanding what your employees and potential candidates want from the workplace is extremely important. After all, you can’t expect to attract or retain individuals who don’t feel their needs are going to be met in your company.

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3 Ways to Make 1:1 Meetings Amazing for Everyone

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It’s time to give the 1:1 meeting a long overdue makeover. With many organizations shifting to ongoing performance management, there’s a growing awareness that regular check-ins between managers and employees are good for everyone. Unfortunately, very few organizations offer guidance to improve how they discuss challenges and give feedback. Here are three tips to help […]

6 Steps to Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

Conflict resolution in the workplace can be broken down into steps to simplify the process. By doing so, HR and managers can ensure more effective communication and a more effective conflict resolution process.


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.