‘Waiting for the judge to set bail': The worst employee excuses for being late

It’s one of HR pros’ favorite times of the year — when there’s proof that other companies do, indeed, have employees as crazy as their own. Herewith, the latest list of workers’...
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What’s next for employer mandate? Vets may be excluded

How often have you been able to say this, “A bill to change Obamacare is receiving bipartisan support”?  The answer is: not very often. But so far, a bill to exclude veterans receiving healthcare...
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FMLA policy blunder proves very costly for employer

What this employer’s FMLA policy didn’t say has it facing an expensive jury trial.  Terry Tilley worked for the Kalamazoo County Road Commission in Michigan. He felt he was entitled to some...
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Can you ask employees to work during FMLA leave? Better be careful

If you’ve got an employee who takes FMLA leave, you may have to check in with him or her occasionally. But be careful not to cross this line.  If you ask the employee on leave to do anything that remotely...
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2015 Human Resources Kit – FREE Now for a Limited Time!

Kit includes the eBook “Evaluating Human Resources Programs” (valued at $36.99) plus 3 bonus HR resources. Learn a 6 phase approach for optimizing performance and how to maximize the likelihood of...
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How wacky can discrimination suits get? 4 unbelievable examples

Four recent bias cases should be pretty vexing to HR pros. In two, the alleged victims were given some pretty unusual (and, in at least one case, very large) awards. In the others, the claims against...
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Are workers getting bolder about looking for greener pastures?

There’s new evidence that HR pros will be wrestling with an increasingly assertive workforce in 2015.   According to a recent poll from Saba, provider of cloud-based talent management services, 36%...
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Supreme Court cuts employers slack in health benefits case

When retirees at M&G Polymers USA were asked to start contributing to the health benefits they were receiving, they sued. But the Supreme Court’s backing the employer — and, in a way, possibly...
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Heads up: Key changes in Form 5500 for 2014

Even though you still have plenty of time before filing 2014’s Form 5500, you’ll probably want to take a look at what this year’s form actually includes. Reason: The DOL included a number of notable...
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2015 Human Resources Kit – FREE Now for a Limited Time!

Kit includes the eBook “Evaluating Human Resources Programs” (valued at $36.99) plus 3 bonus HR resources. Learn a 6 phase approach for optimizing performance and how to maximize the likelihood of...
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