5 new regs for 2015 you’re going to need to watch

If we had to sum up what federal agencies such as the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) had planned for next year in just two words, it would be this: New...
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Court Orders EEOC to Hand Over Criminal Background Policy Info in Lawsuit Against BMW

What is the EEOC’s policy regarding asking applicants for jobs with the agency if they have ever been arrested or convicted of a crime? How does the policy compare to that used by employers in the...
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UK Employment Alert: UPDATE: Unite Will Not Appeal Holiday Pay Ruling

Unite, the trade union that backed the majority of the claimants in Bear Scotland v Fulton regarding the calculation of holiday pay, has announced it will not appeal the Employment Appeal Tribunal decision....
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The NextGen Worker: How Millennials Influence Workstyle

By 2015, millennials will make up the majority of the workforce, requiring companies to change the way they do business to accommodate these new workstyles. This shift starts with technology, but in the...
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High Court Rules Workers Not Entitled to Pay for Time Spent Going Through Security Screening

Employers don’t have to pay employees for time spent going through a mandatory anti-theft security screen, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today. In a 9-0 ruling, the justices held that these employees...
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NLRB: Mercedes Violated Labor Law by Restricting Distribution of Union Material

If your company is tempted to declare certain areas of your workplace as off-limits to union activity, think again. The National Labor Relations Board ruled in late November that Mercedes committed an...
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Memphis Area Staffing Firms Pay $580,000 To Settle Title VII Lawsuit Over Referral Practices

It’ll take more than half a million dollars for two Memphis area staffing agencies to make an EEOC lawsuit over their referral practices go away. The commission announced this week that it has settled...
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You won’t believe where employees are taking conference calls

Conference calls are a necessary part of managing an increasingly remote and mobile workforce. But how much of employees’ attention do you really have on these calls? This news isn’t going...
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Court issues pro-employer ADA ruling — but don’t celebrate quite yet

Every HR pro should know additional leave can be a reasonable accommodation when an employee’s FMLA leave is exhausted. But does an employee have to specifically ask for this additional leave in order...
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A growing problem that could drive up your healthcare costs

You contribute a lot of money so your employees can have health insurance. And, most likely, you want them to use it to stay healthy — and stave off serious (not to mention costly) medical problems...
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