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.

Serious Lack of Trust in HR Continues into the Coronavirus Outbreak

Do employees trust HR? That’s the question two different organizations sought answers for in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Each found discouraging results that should be of serious concern as HR faces the many challenges brought about by the virus. I had a chance to discuss the findings of each with a number of […]

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Answering FAQs on FFCRA

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued an “Employee Rights” poster or notice for the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave components of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

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Unexpected Places for Gender Bias in the Workplace

Most employers would say they work to actively reduce or eliminate gender bias in their organization and strive to hire, pay, and promote based on merit. And most of them would probably be accurate in terms of what they’re trying to do. But there are several ways gender bias can creep into an organization in […]

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New Rule Answers Key Questions from Employers on COVID-19 Relief

A temporary rule issued April 1 provides answers to at least some questions employers have regarding relief offered through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)—a measure that provides both paid sick leave and paid family and medical leave for workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Employee Exit Searches: Stay Compliant and Avoid Liability

The California Supreme Court recently decided in Frlekin v. Apple, Inc. that time spent by employees waiting for, and undergoing, required exit searches is compensable and should be considered “hours” worked under California wage orders. This includes searches of employees’ belongings that have been voluntarily brought to work purely for the employees’ personal convenience.

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The Winds of Change Management Mean Challenges for HR

In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley said, “Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” Ask any HR professional about the last merger, acquisition, or divestiture he or she conducted, and you’ll hear the same thing: Large-scale changes create uncertainty; trust issues; and, as one professional put it, “People issues out […]