Perez: U.S. Lagging in Paid Leave

U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez has taken his country to task for being far behind the curve when it comes to paid leave laws. In a blog posting, the labor secretary said he realized just how far behind...
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Oversight on FMLA form costs employer $173K

There’s one element of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that doesn’t get a lot of press. But forgetting about it could be a very costly mistake.  Here’s a question for your company:...
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‘Tis the season: Five steps to fight the flu

The summer may have just ended, but HR pros should begin prepping for an event that takes place each winter and, more often than not, inflicts a lot of damage on unprepared workplaces.   Of course, the...
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The importance of friendship & recognition in the workplace [Infographic]

Here’s a powerful statistic: Workers with lots of friends in the workplace are three times more likely to say they love their companies.  And you can add to that sentiment by including employees’...
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DOL funds state studies on paid medical and family leave

Looks like the feds are reaching out in their efforts to expand paid medical and family leave — to the individual states.   The Department of Labor recently awarded $500,000 to assist the District...
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Recruit, Hire and Onboard the Right Talent

Recruiting, Hiring and Onboarding the Right Talent Really Matters. All organizations want to hire the best people for key positions, but many fall short because they are not able to define precisely the...
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EEOC: Pregnant Employee’s Firing Unlawful

Some employers still don’t get it when it comes to female employees who are pregnant. It is illegal to fire them because of their pregnancy! End of discussion. Or it should be, but these cases keep...
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25 Ways to Positively Impact Payroll

The professionals in any payroll department can and should be an enormous strategic asset to your organization. Increased efficiency and streamlined processes will benefit not only your payroll workers...
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A Small Business Owner’s Guide to Background Checks

Performing a pre-hire background check can reveal unknown issues and undesired individual traits that can't be realized on a resume or during an interview.They can also produce unintended penalties and...
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Wearable Technologies Are Here To Stay: Here’s How the Workplace Can Prepare

More than a decade ago, “dual use” devices (i.e., one device used for both work and personal reasons) began creeping into workplaces around the globe.  Some employees insisted on bringing fancy new...
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