Delaware Latest State to Enact Law Requiring Accommodations for Pregnant Employees

The tide that is sweeping the country of expanding pregnant women’s rights in the workplace has just crested in the first state. Delaware Governor Jack Markell (D) this week signed a law that would...
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Just how ambitious are your people? New research may surprise you

How many of your employees are looking to move into leadership roles? Recent research says at many companies, the number is only about one in three.   That’s right – most American workers...
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How high will health premiums climb in 2015? Early estimates are in

The question isn’t if you’ll pay more for your health plan next year. The question is: How much more you’ll pay?  Well, the early figures are in. And they’re about … well...
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Adapting to the Challenges of Our Changing Workforce

More and more companies are using technology to enhance their talent management and to meet the needs of a rapidly changing, multi-generational, global workforce. In this Spring 2014 Workforce Mood Tracker...
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EEOC: Medical Releases Violated ADA, GINA

If you require your employees to answer medical questions not germane to keeping their job, or that touch on personal family medical history, expect the EEOC to charge you with violating federal employment...
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Women to Receive $475K in Settlement of DOL’s Sex Bias Case Against Coca Cola Facility

It stands to reason that with all of the Coca Cola products consumed in this country, that the soda maker needs a lot of workers to run its operations. Which means it needs both men and women to work for...
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ADA Settlement Costs Nursing Home 75K

You may remember an EEOC lawsuit I wrote about back in January in which a nursing home pulled a job offer to an applicant because he was deaf. Now comes the news that the nursing–Holly Manner Center...
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How Domestic Violence Affects the Workplace

With the approach of Domestic Violence Awareness month, and several high-profile cases of domestic violence in the news, Robin Paggi, HR consultant and regular contributor to this blog, offers advice to...
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Why hiring overqualified applicants could be your smartest move

Conventional wisdom says it’s stupid for companies to hire individuals who are overqualified for open positions — they’re just going to make a break for it when the job market improves....
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This looks bad: Fidelity settles retirement plan suit for $12M

One might assume that a leading retirement plan provider would operate an impeccable retirement program for its employees. In this case, that assumption would be mistaken.   Fidelity Investments, the...
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