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The 3 essential areas of supervisor training
(May 25, 2016)
It’s imperative that you train your supervisors on key workforce management topics. Here are three compliance areas that should top your training list. Read on

Ruling gives employees more time
to file constructive discharge claims

(May 24, 2016)
A May 23 U.S. Supreme Court ruling clears up questions about how long employees have to file constructive discharge claims, and the decision likely means more pressure for employers potentially facing such lawsuits. Read on

Employers need to be ready
for new overtime rule by December 1

(May 18, 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

Pop quiz: Will she be Ripa roaring mad?
(May 18, 2016)
Pop Quiz #1: Your 26-year, highly successful employee Kelly is popular with both employees and your customer base. Five years ago, she successfully inherited the work of an old-time employee, keeping his customers happy and adding more! Four years ago, Michael was hired and assigned to assist her; under her tutelage, he, too, became a rising star. Now the company wants to move Michael to another major program. Should the company tell Kelly about the move before it makes it public?   Read on

DOL poised to release new overtime rule
(May 17, 2016)
The long-awaited final rule making millions more employees eligible to earn overtime pay is likely to be released on May 18, and if its contents match recent reports, employers and employees alike are in for big changes.  Read on

EEOC's wellness program rules
give employers more to consider

(May 16, 2016)
Employers are getting a look at new final rules affecting how they structure wellness programs, rules that are meant to clear up conflicts among various federal laws but that also may make administration of wellness programs more challenging. Read on

Federal agencies cracking down
on gender identity discrimination

(May 13, 2016)
As the debate over gender identity discrimination rages within the halls of state and federal governments, employers are left to wonder how the controversy will play out in the workplace. Read on

Employers must meet new safety data requirement by June 1
(May 13, 2016)
Employers need to be ready for a new requirement from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that changes the format of safety data related to chemicals in the workplace.  Read on

Divorce and the unproductive employee
(May 11, 2016)
Employees are not the only ones who suffer through a divorce. Employers also bear the cost of an employee’s divorce through absenteeism and reduced productivity. This article addresses some benefits and support programs you can provide at minimal cost to maintain a productive workforce.  Read on

Rule extends employment term for international STEM students
(May 9, 2016)
The rules affecting how long international students in certain fields can work in the United States without changing their visa status will change on May 10.  Read on

Apprenticeship getting more attention as way to bridge the skills gap
(May 6, 2016)
It’s a familiar lament coming from employers: They struggle to hire people with the skills they need even when jobseekers line up at their doors. The skills gap has been a worry for years, and employers, educators, workers, and government officials have long touted apprenticeship as at least part of the solution.  Read on

What do DOL's final 'persuader' rules mean for employers?
(May 4, 2016)
On March 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its long-awaited persuader rules, which significantly expand certain reporting requirements for employers and their attorneys.  Read on

Utah puts new limits on noncompete agreements
(May 4, 2016)
A new law passed by the Utah Legislature and signed by Governor Gary Herbert places new restrictions on noncompetition agreements signed after May 10.  Read on

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