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Going from cost center to profit booster: How HR can make the transition
(June 24, 2016)
Human resources professionals can be excused for feeling a bit apologetic at times. They know the important work they do, but they work under the cloud of labels like “cost center” and “overhead”—labels often heard coming from the C suite.   Read on

New Chicago ordinance will require employers
to provide paid sick leave

(June 23, 2016)
On June 22, the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance that will require nearly all employers in Chicago to provide paid sick leave to employees. The ordinance, which passed 48-0 despite opposition from business and employer groups, follows the lead of similar laws in several states and more than a dozen cities. It is expected to be signed into law quickly by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and it will take effect on July 1, 2017.  Read on

Questioning employees about prescription drugs
that could affect performance and safety

(June 22, 2016)
Employers often have policies and procedures (frequently included in a drug-testing policy) that require their employees to disclose the lawful use of prescription drugs (i.e., per the advice and prescription of a licensed physician) that could impair job performance. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), such policies may violate the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) or the guidelines issued by the commission. Read on

New Rhode Island data security law
takes effect July 2

(June 22, 2016)
The Rhode Island Identity Theft Protection Act of 2015 will take full effect on July 2, meaning employers need to have their data security and notification policies in compliance or face serious financial consequences if even one data breach occurs. Read on

Termination tips: making a hard situation easier
(June 17, 2016)
It’s hard to fire an employee. It’s not quite as tough as being fired, but it’s a close second. It’s easy to let the emotions of the moment take over and make an error in judgment. So, here are some tips.  Read on

EEOC lawsuits may change how employers
handle sexual orientation issues

(June15, 2016)
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed its first lawsuits alleging that discrimination based on sexual orientation is sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. While the EEOC has successfully filed sex discrimination claims on behalf of LGBT employees in the past, the recent lawsuits are the first time the agency has argued that sexual orientation discrimination is the same as sex discrimination in cases that would apply to private employers.  Read on

New final rule updates sex discrimination guidelines
for federal contractors

(June 14, 2016)
Federal contractors are getting a look at a new regulation aimed at preventing sex discrimination in employment, and while many contractors already are in line with its provisions, the new rule may create tension in some areas. Read on

Colorado repeals state employment verification laws
(June 14, 2016)
Colorado employers soon will be relieved of their obligation to complete and maintain the state employment verification affirmation form aimed at ensuring that new hires are legally eligible for employment in the United States. Read on

Court's decision solidifies NLRB's 'quickie' election rule
(June 13, 2016)
A June 10 ruling by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals dealt a blow to employers hoping to escape the constraints of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) rule speeding up union representation elections. Read on

DOL's new 'persuader' rule goes into effect July 1
(June 13, 2016)
The flurry of speculation is finally over. The White House and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) have released details of the new final rule governing which workers must be paid overtime.  Read on

Getting hiring right: Risks abound when searching for the right hire
(June 10, 2016)
When work piles up, it’s tempting to find somebody—anybody—to bring on board. But many times bringing on the wrong person is worse than going shorthanded.   Read on

Washington, D.C., employers to face $15 minimum wage
(June 9, 2016)
The “Fight for $15” movement got a boost on June 7 when the Washington, D.C., City Council approved a minimum wage increase that will have the city’s lowest-wage workers earning $15 an hour by 2020.  Read on

Muhammad Ali: HR consultant
(June 9, 2016)
Boxing great and cultural icon Muhammad Ali passed away earlier this week at the age of 74. Ali was at all times larger than life, exhibiting a new style of boxing as well as a brashness rarely seen before in professional athletes. Most of all, he was an inspiration to millions of people for his commitment to his craft and his convictions. Read on

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