Being in HR can be very rewarding and very challenging. Meet Teresita Quinones, Talent Manager North Latin America Operations, Kimberly-Clark. She knows all about the challenges of HR. From having to deliver layoffs to helping keep her Puerto Rican office together in the wake of Hurricane Maria, she has seen it all.
The U.S. hiring pace for the third quarter of 2017 is projected to remain positive, according to the most recent ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook survey. This marks the 12th consecutive quarter with a net employment outlook of +15 percent or stronger.
An African-American railroad worker alleged that he was denied overtime and certain training due to race discrimination, and his employer denied the allegations. Read on to see what happened, how the court ruled, and the training takeaway for employers.
By Holly K. Jones, JD In yesterday’s Advisor, BLR® Senior Legal Editor Holly K. Jones, JD, provided some informative Seussian rhymes to help HR professionals learn about the new I-9 form that must be used by January 22, 2017. Today, Jones has more information about this important change for our readers.
By Kate McGovern Tornone, Editor The new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) salary threshold will not apply in Puerto Rico when it takes effect for the rest of the country this winter.
Triple-S Management Corporation (“TRIPLE-S”) has agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). TRIPLE-S will pay $3.5 million and will adopt a robust corrective action plan to correct deficiencies […]
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, so today’s Advisor provides you with valuable resources and statistics to help you train your employees about the dangers of distracted driving.
by Tammy Binford Puerto Rico employers may soon be required to take steps to prevent workplace bullying. The territory’s legislature passed Senate Bill 501, an antibullying measure, on June 3. If the bill is signed by Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla, Puerto Rico will become the first U.S. jurisdiction to pass a comprehensive law against workplace […]
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) jurisdiction doesn’t extend to the public sector, but that doesn’t mean the agency is neglecting the safety and health of state and local government employees. Late last year, OSHA launched a new certificate program for public sector employees titled Public Sector Safety and Health Fundamentals. Aimed at training […]
Cross-training is typically viewed as a positive move by HR, but an HR generalist maintains that her required participation in cross-training amounted to a demotion—allegedly imposed on her in retaliation for reporting discriminatory employment practices to her employer. What happened On April 30, 2007, “Rose” was hired as an HR generalist by Infotech Aerospace Services, […]