On June 25, 2019, Illinois became the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana, joining the growing list of states and cities that have legalized some form of marijuana use. At this point, it might be easier to just count the states that still ban marijuana in all forms, but one fact remains: It’s still illegal […]
As I stared at the half-full 200-count bottle of gummy vitamins sitting in front of my computer monitor, I read a recent Time Magazine article that examined whether the supplements actually “work.” Unfortunately, the short answer is “no.” Fortunately, I didn’t let that stop me from figuring out how the vitamins can provide us with […]
Q An employee recently put in her two weeks’ notice, but her manager went ahead and removed her from the schedule. Are we obligated to pay her for the time she was scheduled to work in those two weeks?
I am often asked to recraft a company’s parental leave policy, usually in response to an employee seeking leave for the impending arrival of a new family member that falls outside the company’s current medical disability policy (e.g., an adoption). The employer wants to be generous and provide adoptive parents the same leave it provides […]
Employers are often looking for ways to better combat harassment in the workplace. Some of the most obvious prevention methods include:
Well, that’s not entirely true. In fact, a data breach may have happened at your company and you didn’t ever find out. Today we are joined by Switchfast’s CEO, Jim Anderson to discuss some research that shows that very few in HR ever even find out when a data breach happens at their organization.
This spring, the Trump Administration indicated that it plans to revoke work authorization for H-4 visa holders and that it would provide details about a new policy by the end of June. That deadline has come and gone, but speculation about what the change might mean for H-4 visa holders is rampant.
Question: We are considering having exempt employees account for their time off in increments of one hour. Is there a specific law that requires exempt employees to take paid time off (PTO) in increments of either four hours (half a day) or eight hours (a full day)?
A recent study by Upwork shows that nearly two-thirds of organizations in the United States rely on remote workers. However, most of these companies lack established policies for their remote workers. The study’s findings also revealed the importance of establishing a policy for remote workers in today’s workforce.
Over my three decades in human resources (HR), I’ve gathered a pretty good library on the subject. In its titles, I can see the evolution of the field during that time—an evolution that I can also see in the titles I and other HR professionals have held over the years.