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Scalia Defends Private-Sector Record During Confirmation Hearing

President Trump’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) faced senators in a September 19 confirmation hearing where he signaled his views on various issues the DOL is facing and said his work representing businesses as an attorney wouldn’t keep him from fulfilling the department’s mission.

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Effective Time Management Techniques

The saying “time is money” may be cliché, but like many such phrases, it’s cliché because it’s true. In an economy where employees are paid by the hour or the year, companies are literally paying for time. In fact, in an economy that is increasingly service-focused, labor costs can amount to as much as 70% of […]

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Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Employees Engaged

According to Gallup research, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work, and just 33% of employed residents in the United States are engaged. So, it’s no wonder that organizations of all shapes and sizes are becoming more preoccupied with keeping their employees engaged in the modern-day workforce.

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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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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.

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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 […]