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.

Winning Goal for Employers? Women’s Gold Cup Team, Soccer Federation Try Mediation

Just days after the U.S. women’s national soccer team (WNT) won its fourth World Cup, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin introduced a bill to prevent the use of federal funding for the 2026 men’s World Cup until the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) agrees to equal pay for the women’s and men’s teams. Headlines related to […]

What’s Breaking Communication in Your Workplace?

How much does poor communication cost organizations? A 2011 study that surveyed nearly 400 companies with over 100,000 employees each pegged this figure at $62.4 million per organization per year. The annual productivity losses owing to poor communication were estimated to be $26,041 for each worker in the organizations.

Workplace Investigations: Remove Bias and Ignore Your Gut

As an HR manager, you’ve almost certainly had to do a workplace investigation. Employee A makes a complaint, saying that employee B did such and such. You talk to employee B, and he or she says that no such thing happened or it happened very differently. How do you measure who is credible and who […]

Washington Ban on Pay History Inquiries to Take Effect July 28

Changes to the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act (EPOA) taking effect on July 28 mean that, with some exceptions, employers will be prohibited from inquiring about wage or salary history and will be required to provide applicants and internal transfers with the wage scale or salary range for open positions upon request.

What to Do when ICE Arrives at Your Workplace

On Sunday July 14, immigration authorities began conducting raids targeting  undocumented immigrants ordered by courts to be removed from the country, which will center on these 10 U.S. cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, New Orleans and San Francisco. We therefore thought it would be a good time to re-run […]

Employee Focus: How to Help Employees Return from Parental Leave

Employees returning from parental leave, whether that’s maternity/paternity leave or Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, often have a unique set of needs to ease their transition back into working full-time. This is important for employers to be cognizant of, not the least of which is to reduce the incidence of employees leaving the […]