EEOC Charges Pervasive ADA Violations Against Fed Express Package Handlers, Job Applicants

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had today off for Columbus Day, but before going on vacation it filed a lawsuit against one of the country’s largest employers. The lawsuit filed against...
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7 Things Engineers Want Recruiters and Employers to Know

The research points to a considerable gap between what engineers want and what recruiters and employers think they want. Since “74% of surveyed human resource professionals stated that engineers...
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Illegal Procedure: NFL Called Out on Penalizing Player Praying in End Zone After Touchdown

Robin Paggi, and HR consultant and regular columnist for this blog, discusses a recent incident in the National Football League, played out before a TV audience, that shined a spotlight on the issue of...
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High Court’s decision could end up costing employers big

Should employees get paid for standing in line, waiting to be checked to make sure they haven’t stolen anything during the workday?   That’s the bottom line in a case now pending before the...
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Will employees sue over anything? Case ‘defies logic,’ court says

You can’t make this stuff up: A white man was hired by two other white men and worked predominantly with other white individuals. And after he was fired by the white men, he sued his employer for...
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New DOL guidance: When participants, beneficiaries go ‘missing’

Benefit plan sponsors need to be able to locate participants and beneficiaries for a number of things — notices, distributions, plan changes, etc. But what if you can’t find them?  The Department...
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EEOC sets sights on another employer’s wellness plan

HR pros take note: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has taken its second wellness program to court.   EEOC v. Flambeau, Inc. comes on the heels of the agency’s first wellness-related...
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Exec Order Helps Gay Couples in Virginia

The reality that same-sex marriage is here to stay has sunk in–even in a historically conservative state such as Virginia. Earlier this week, Governor Terry McAuliffe issued an executive order requiring...
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New Money Market Fund Rules Require Review by Retirement Plan Sponsors

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently amended the rules governing money market funds in an effort to increase the stability and liquidity of these funds in times of economic stress. Sponsors...
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HR Intranets Go to the Next Level

Since the early days of intranets, people-related processes and transactions have been one of the main use cases for the intranet. Employee self-service has helped to save real money with intranets improving...
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