A cheat sheet on EEOC’s extensive pregnancy guidance

For the first time since 1983, the feds have issued comprehensive guidance on how employers are required to treat pregnant employees. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) did this by issuing...
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10 ACA questions employees want you to answer – now

If employees haven’t come to you with questions about the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) affect on them, get ready … they’re coming. Want to know what they’re going to ask?  In...
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Retailer learns the hard way: State law can be more stringent than FLSA

With all the attention paid to complying with federal wage-and-hour laws, it’s easy for state pay laws to get overlooked. That becomes a major issue when those state laws are more stringent than the...
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Bill would scuttle Hobby Lobby decision

Congressional Democrats aren’t taking the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby ruling laying down. Bills that would essentially gut the court decision have been introduced in both the House and...
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Why You Need More than Engaged Employees

CEB research shows that more than half of your employees are less focused on the right activities and do not feel aligned with corporate priorities. CEB’s ClearAdvantage framework for your employee...
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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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N.H. Governor Signs Paycheck Fairness Act

Equal pay advocates have another arrow in the quiver in New Hampshire, where the governor just signed her state’s version of the Paycheck Fairness Act into law. The law– Senate Bill 207–largely...
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Supreme Court Rejects “Presumption of Prudence,” Adopts New Pleading Standards in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer

In a highly anticipated decision, the Supreme Court recently ruled that ESOP fiduciaries are not entitled to a presumption of prudence under ERISA in connection with their decisions to buy, hold or sell...
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EEOC Sues Nursing Home Over Refusal to Let Muslim Employee Wear Head Covering on Job

A nursing home will have to defend itself against charges that it engaged in religious discrimination under Title VII by refusing to allow a female Muslim employee to wear a head covering while at work. Earlier...
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No More Excuses: EEOC Updates Guidance on Pregnancy Bias Under Title VII, Related Issues

If you’re unsure about what Title VII has to say pregnancy discrimination, or how the Americans With Disabilities Act plays into the treatment of pregnant employees, here’s your choice to get...
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