New Rules for Nursing Mothers, Mandatory Medicare Reporting

In yesterday’s Advisor, attorney Stephen Woods covered changes to FMLA; today, his take on nursing mothers and Medicare reporting requirements, plus an introduction to a special program for small HR departments. Woods is a shareholder in the Greenville, South Carolina office of law firm Ogletree Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC. His remarks came at […]

Christmas Wish

On Saturday, a friend and I were returning home from a hunting trip with our two sons. About halfway home, on our four-hour-plus trip, we stopped for gas and to grab a sandwich. After filling up the truck with gas, I sat outside the sandwich shop waiting for my friend and the two boys to […]

Key Changes of 2010—Are You Up to Speed?

From nursing mothers to ‘in loco’ parents, it’s been quite a year in HR, says attorney Stephen R. Woods. Today, his tips on some of the biggest changes of the year and what to do about them. Woods is a shareholder in the Greenville, South Carolina office of law firm Ogletree Deakins, Nash, Smoak & […]


Litigation Value: Counseling for everybody! Last night, NBC treated us to a holiday extravaganza. If last week’s two-part “Classy Christmas” wasn’t enough “Office” for you, we got the joy of three episodes last night! That’s right, three full episodes of Michael and the gang, acting ridiculous as usual. I recapped “Counseling” and my talented colleagues […]

HR Compliance Made Easy in 2011

Week in Review—December 24, 2010 Note to Readers: This newsletter appears daily, but we know some of you don’t always have the time to read it everyday. For your convenience, here’s a re-publication of what we covered this past week. Daily, weekly, or anything in between, we’re pleased to keep you informed with the latest […]

The Top 10 Most Popular Articles on this year

The HR Daily Advisor community of over 200,000+ HR professionals has spoken.  Here are the most popular articles on the HR Daily Advisor website in the last year just in case you missed them. With State Family Leave laws, Brace Yourself for Double Dipping If your state has its own family and medical leave (FML) […]

Epicor acquires Spectrum Human Resource Systems for $16 million 

Epicor Software Corp, a business software company based in Irvine, CA, has agreed to purchase Denver, Colorado SPECTRUM Human Resource Systems for $16 million dollars. The deal is expected to close by December 31, 2010, according to a recent Epicor press release. Spectrum’s web-based human resource and talent-management solutions will transfer to the newly formed […]

Pay to Slay: Targeting Bedbugs at Employees’ Homes

Fourth of four parts If employees have a bedbug problem at home, it could soon become their employers’ problem at work, too. One way to attack the problem is to go to its root — and help with cleaning up the home infestation. Some employers have gone so far as to pay for the cost […] welcomes Phillip A. Smith as new company President

For more than 15 years, has been an established leader of the background screening industry: This month, the company welcomes Phillip A Smith—an accomplished professional with extensive industry experience—to the role of President. “I am looking forward to joining the team and to working with its outstanding group of professionals,” said Smith. “This […]