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.

EEOC

Background Checks: Being Safe Is Better Than Being Sorry

If you’ve ever thought about forgoing a background check, think again. The small expense now can save you a lot in the long run. Rotten Apple A perhaps underestimated part of the hiring process is the employee background check. Employers may find them unnecessary or not worth the expense. One Pizza Hut location started sweating […]

Supreme Court

Supreme Court Stays OSHA ETS Rule, Allows CMS Mandate to Move Forward

Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decisions about the COVID-19 vaccine mandates issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for employers with at least 100 employees, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for healthcare workers. In a 6-3 decision, the Court reimposed a “stay” (or hold) on […]

4 Tips to Avoid Union Strikes

Some 450 members of United Steelworkers Local 40 went on strike on October 1, 2021, when the union failed to reach a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with management at Special Metals, a plant based in Huntington, West Virginia, which develops and produces nickel alloys. Like many employers dealing with strikes, it’s likely Special Metals is […]

Making Sure Business Policies Advance with Technology

Technology advances quickly—and HR professionals must keep pace. With the right business policies in place, HR pros will be well equipped to do just that.  Your business policies must account for how your company uses technology. That way, your policies will empower workers to utilize technology to remain productive and efficient. Plus, your policies can […]

HR Works Podcast: Good Leadership Eats the Handbook for Breakfast

Guest: Eric Harkins, President and Founder of GKG Search & Consulting Can effective leadership and a culture of high-performing employees eliminate the need for the employee handbook altogether? As part of HR Daily Advisor’s HR Compliance Week, we share a recent conversation with Eric Harkins, President and Founder of GKG Search & Consulting, discussing the […]

arbitration

Texas Supreme Court to Nail Down Arbitration Issue

The Texas Supreme Court will hear arguments in mid-January about a Whataburger Restaurants case that has been bouncing around the state legal system for several years. As you will soon discern, I believe the court’s decision will be good news for employers with alternate dispute resolution procedures in their workplaces. It also will deliver yet […]

Gig

Reliance On Gig Economy Can Create Unintentional Liability

In 2014, approximately 14% to 20% of the U.S. workforce consisted of independent contractors known as “gig workers.” In 2020, the number increased to approximately 35%. Some sources estimate that by 2023, nearly half the workforce will consist of freelance and independent workers. The gig economy is nothing new, but with the new employment environment […]

vaccine

Employers Await Word from Supreme Court on Vaccination Rules

While employers wait to learn the fate of a COVID-19 vaccination rule, they’re being advised to continue making plans for how to comply with the federal government’s plan aimed at stemming transmission of the virus in the workplace. In separate hearings, the U.S. Supreme Court on January 7 heard arguments both pro and con on […]

pitching

Just Whine, Baby: Gruden Sues NFL Over Leaked E-Mails

The Oakland . . . I mean Los Angeles . . . I mean Oakland . . . I mean Las Vegas Raiders have a tradition of high-profile litigation second to no one in sports. Al Davis’ “just win, baby” philosophy spilled off the gridiron and into courtroom battles as well. So, it comes as […]