Is silencing Celine Dion an employee perk? Wal-Mart seems to think so

You won’t believe the incredibly employee-friendly moves Wal-Mart announced this week (irony alert).   Just listen to this — the retail giant said it’d not only adjust the temperature...
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‘Quickie’ union election rules upheld — at least for the time being

The National Labor Relations Board’s “ambush election” rules are still in effect. At least for now.   A federal district court in Texas rebuffed a business group’s challenge...
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New ACA guidance will force some employers to alter 2016 health plans

A new FAQ on Obamacare should have a lot of employers taking a close look at their 2016 health plans.  In 2016, new out-of-pocket limits kick in for non-grandfathered health plans — the single...
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Not Telling Employee of FMLA Rights Costs Staples Big Time in DOL Settlement; $275K

If an employee comes to you saying he or she needs time off to care for an ill family member, make sure you inform the employee about the right to take family and medical leave. Otherwise, you could find...
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Veteran Oil Rig Worker Recovers $245K in ADA Suit Stemming From Withdrawn Job Offer

Take that, Parker Drilling Company. A federal jury in Alaska found the Houston-based oil drilling firm liable under the Americans With Disabilities Act for withdrawing a job offer to a veteran industry...
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EEOC Issues Guide on Protections Against LGBT Discrimination in Jobs With U.S. Government

Now applicants for jobs with the federal government–and federal employees-have an official resource if they wish to pursue allegations that they have been victims of sexual orientation or gender...
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The best – and bluntest – job ad we’ve seen yet

If only all employment ads could be as honest as this guy’s.   A man identified only as Justin recently posted an advertisement for a job opening at a new restaurant he’s opening in Glasgow,...
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2 things you need to know about Supreme Court’s religious discrimination ruling

There are two main takeaways for employers from the Supreme Court’s ruling to allow the highly publicized religious discrimination case against Abercrombie & Fitch to gain new life.  The takeaways...
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How will EEOC’s digital reboot affect discrimination, harassment claims?

Does the EEOC have your email address? It’s going to want it.  The reason: It’s converting to an all-digital complaint system. So, in the near future, employers will no longer receive paper...
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Auditing benefit plans: One category of TPA appears to fall short

Many employers rely on the services of a third-party to ensure their benefit plans are in compliance with the sprectrum of applicable state and federal regs. But a new report suggests one particular type...
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