EEOC: Hospital Violated Title VII by Not Accommodating High-Risk Pregnant Employee

Whether an employer has to reasonably accommodate a pregnant employee as it would a nonpregnant employee is an issue now before the U.S. Supreme Court. In the meantime, the EEOC has sued another employer,...
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Top 10 Ways to Achieve a Successful Wellness Program

In the not too distant past, the term “wellness” began to make its way into the vernacular of workplaces everywhere. At first, its definition (and implementation) was narrow in scope, and revolved...
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Four Steps to a High-Octane Pay-for-Performance Culture

The complexity of compensation programs has increased dramatically, as companies work to strengthen the link between variable pay and performance and introduce new forms of equity compensation. Thanks...
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5 Best Practices for Getting Your Employees Productive from Day One

Welcoming a new employee into your company is always a happy occasion. After all of the phone conversations, interviews, background checks and other formalities, it feels really good to know that you've...
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DOL Proposals Rule to Protect Federal Contractor Employees Right to Discuss Pay

If you’re a federal contractor and are tempted to clamp down on your employees’ talking among each other about their pay, don’t. That’s forbidden under Executive Order 13665 signed...
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Beware: New DOL action makes using independent contractors even riskier

To all those using independent contractors: The Department of Labor (DOL) is no longer looking to just strengthen its own enforcement of employee classification rules, it’s now strengthening states’...
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8 goal-oriented steps to a more engaged workforce

Employee engagement is this year’s buzzword – so much so, people are getting tired of hearing it. Buzzword or not, however, there’s no denying that an engaged employee is a productive employee. In...
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California passes mandatory sick leave law — is your state next?

It’s said that in matters of employment law, California is often indicates what the future holds for the rest of the country. That’s why HR pros everywhere probably should become familiar with a new...
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Employers pumping the brakes on dependent health coverage

To either help you decide how to adjust your benefit offerings this open enrollment season or justify some of the decisions you’ve already made, here’s a look at what other employers are doing...
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Employee Wellness and the Next Generation of Workplace Benefits

The estimated cost to employers of absence and performance loss from physical health issues is $225.8 billion per year, and each year it continues to increase. Wellness programs undeniably benefit both...
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