Category: HR Management & Compliance

There are dozens of details to take care of in the day-to-day operation of your department and your company. We give you case studies, news updates, best practices and training tips that keep your organization fully in compliance with ever-changing employment law, and you fully aware of emerging HR trends.

Unreasonable-Refusal-to-Rehire Claim Barred by 10-Year-Old Compromise Agreement

Wisconsin employers are used to being able to settle and receive a release of claims for known and unknown events that have occurred only in the past. In a recent Labor & Industry Review Commission (LIRC) decision, a full and final compromise agreement entered into between the parties prevented the employee from maintaining an unreasonable-refusal-to-rehire […]

Are Your Background Checks in Compliance?

Recruitment, while necessary, comes with a degree of risk. Employment screening programs are often used to decrease this possibility. In a survey conducted by the Professional Background Screening Association, 75% of employers use background checks to protect their employees and customers, 52% use them to improve the quality of their hires, and 41% use them […]

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Is It Time to Implement a Pets-at-Work Policy?

Employers, now’s the time to make sure employees are feeling fulfilled. The Great Resignation is upon us. Plus, the Financial Independence, Retire Early (F.I.R.E.) movement is gaining momentum. It seems more and more Americans aren’t interested in staying at one company for long. When your employees are handing in resignations quicker than a cat on […]

10th Circuit Rejects Harassment Charges, Revives Premises Liability Claim

The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all New Mexico employers) recently affirmed the summary dismissal of a sexual harassment discrimination lawsuit against a pipeline construction company and a pipeline operator’s successor-in-interest but sent the related premises liability claim back to the lower court.

Covid-19 Compliance: Consider Your Employees

HR is a complex and ever-changing field. Professionals constantly need to ensure their organizations are following local and national laws and regulations. Especially during a pandemic, businesses regularly find themselves having to adapt to change.

HR Works Podcast: So Where Should We Work This Week?

Guest: Liza Mash Levin, Co-founder and CEO, Gable In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we are joined by Liza Mash Levin, co-founder and CEO of Gable, a hybrid workforce management platform that connects companies and their employees to flexible, scalable, and cost-effective hybrid offices. Liza offers her insight on what the future […]

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3 Tips for Ethically Implementing Employee Monitoring in 2022

In the nearly two years since the world shifted from working at the office to working remotely, IT and Security teams have been playing a never ending game of catchup. Work from Office (WFO) always had its challenges. Managing security on the network, and then the transition to increasingly shifting the workload to the cloud […]

Is It Time to Roll Back Employee Surveillance Practices?

The shift to remote and hybrid work has put employees out of sight but, thanks to technology, not necessarily out of mind. Since the pandemic began, the use of employee monitoring software has leapfrogged by over 50% and, with hybrid work still the norm, shows little signs of receding. It’s not just the ubiquity of employee monitoring […]

Compliance in the Pandemic

For the past few years, COVID-19 has been a constant stressor. For businesses, there is some uncertainty around how to best handle the pandemic from a legal standpoint.

Supreme Court Rejects One Vax Mandate, But Employers Urged to Stay Tuned

The U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of a major part of the Biden administration’s plan to boost the vaccination of workers against COVID-19 means many large employers can stand down on their plans to comply with a rule requiring the shots or testing, but they are free to institute their own mandates as long as such […]