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 […]

Can You Fire for Moonlighting While Out on FMLA?

If you find that one of your employees out on FMLA is working for someone else, can you fire the person? “It depends,” attorney Jeff Wortman says, smiling as he utters the standard attorney response. Wortman’s remarks came at BLR’s National Employment Law Update, held recently in Las Vegas. He is a partner with Seyfarth […]

Wage Theft Prevention Act Increases Duties, Stiffens Penalties for New York Employers

by Traycee Ellen Klein and Erin Carney D’Angelo On Monday, December 13, New York Governor David Patterson signed the Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA). According to the governor’s press release, the new law: enacts more stringent and transparent record-keeping and employee notification requirements; increases the amount of wages that can be recovered as damages in […]

Why Bedbugs Draw Swarm of Plaintiff’s Attorneys

Third of four parts When bedbugs invade your office, factory, or other building, they aren’t the only pests employers will be feverishly wanting to get rid of. The other dreaded workplace pestilence — plaintiffs’ attorneys — may not be far behind, scratching around for an opportunity to file bug-related litigation for any number of reasons. […]

Does Your Organization “GET IT”? How To Make Your Company “Cool”!

By Dr. Jan Ferri-Reed All we seem to hear in the news is the doom and gloom of unemployment and the continuation of the economic downturn in housing, industrial expansion and job growth.  On the other hand, there are still good news stories out there of companies that are expanding, hiring and growing.  And, even […]