Depression at Work

In this column, regular contributor and HR consultant Robin Paggi encourages employers to be proactive in dealing with employees who are depressed, while making sure they observe laws that make it illegal...
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3 ways Obamacare can help your company

Healthcare reform is obviously not what everyone wishes it could be. Everyone wishes costs were lower, for example. But that’s not to say it’s completely devoid of redeeming qualities.  Jennifer...
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What will the workplace be like in 2022? Report paints intriguing picture

Hey, nobody can really tell what the future holds. But if it’s anything like what HR pros predicted in a recent report, both employers and employees will have lots of adjustments to make.   The consulting...
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Workplace flexibility is a prized benefit: Some tips on how to make it work

No question, flexibility is the buzzword of the hour. And although it certainly sounds like a noble goal, can companies actually make it work?   As Kira Makagon writes in a recent fastcompany.com post,...
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Court slaps employer with $83K fine for ‘intentional’ COBRA violation

When it comes to complying with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act — or COBRA — mistakes will happen, and courts understand that. But it’s egregious errors like this they...
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Avoid Costly Fines: Ten Compliance Mandates You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Managing employer compliance can be a tedious task, but it’s a highly visible, important way that the human resources department minimizes risk for the business and keeps the workforce running smoothly....
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Social Advances: Five Ways HR Can Use Social Technology to Build a Smarter Workforce

Enterprise HR departments are using social technology to improve employee recruiting, onboarding, knowledge sharing, mergers and acquisitions, and learning and development. These innovative applications...
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EEOC: Donut Making Plant Violated Title VII By Not Accommodating 7th-Day Adventist Employee

There was an old Dunkin Donuts commercial where one person says, What time is it? And the other person replies, Time to make the donuts! Well, for an employee with certain religious beliefs, maybe not...
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Full D.C. Circuit to Rehear ACA Premium Tax Credit Case

The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has vacated the 2-1 panel decision issued July 22, 2014, in Halbig v. Burwell, which struck down the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Rule providing for...
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Delaware Latest State to Enact Law Requiring Accommodations for Pregnant Employees

The tide that is sweeping the country of expanding pregnant women’s rights in the workplace has just crested in the first state. Delaware Governor Jack Markell (D) this week signed a law that would...
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