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.

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Pre- and Postshift Work Ignites Fire for Sprinkler Company

When employees work on client jobsites or at remote locations, it may be tempting to pay them based on their scheduled hours instead of tracking their specific hours worked. But if they perform work before or after their scheduled shifts, which includes tasks such as loading and unloading tools, then they need to be paid […]

How Organizations Can Recover from the Pandemic’s Impact on Pay Equity and Transparency

The gender pay gap has taken a hit during the pandemic, with economists predicting it may take nearly 20 years to recover to pre-pandemic levels of equality. At the same time, the workplace has been completely transformed, likely for good, with changes resulting from an overnight switch to remote work and fluctuating economic uncertainty.

Protecting Employee Psychological Safety Amid Online Harassment

Employee psychological safety, a vital factor in any organization’s productivity, is increasingly under threat. With a recent Boston University study showing that cases of depression and anxiety went up by 300% last year, employees have never been at greater risk of burnout. However, while much of this recent wave of adverse mental health is due […]

Distributed Workforces Can Create a Strategic Advantage or Compliance Nightmare

It might seem counterintuitive to think your employees have become more mobile in a time when most of us have been stuck at home for days on end. But in reality, the number and types of employees potentially crossing borders, both local and international, have increased exponentially. The shift to remote work brought on by […]

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How to Maximize the Impact of Performance Appraisals

Many companies struggle with performance reviews. Modern performance appraisal methods typically consist of scheduled interviews, compensation discussions, and self-evaluation. When necessary, reviewers also offer ways for underperforming employees to improve.

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Union Defeat at Amazon Sparks the Question: What’s Next?

The votes have been counted in the Amazon union election in Bessemer, Alabama, but the vote tally doesn’t mean the matter is absolutely settled. Almost immediately after the union defeat was announced on April 9, the union said it would take the fight to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).