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I'm sorry, so sorry: how to apologize at work
(October 19, 2017)
Humility is a virtue. For most of us, it doesn’t come easily. Owning up to a mistake at work can be a difficult task, particularly for employees who want to be good at their jobs and please those they report to.  Here is some brief guidance on offering a strong apology.  Read on

California employers must adjust
to new laws on leave, pay, criminal history

(October 17, 2017)
Pay equity, parental leave, and criminal history are hot topics that have been grabbing attention for some time, and employers in California now need to prepare for three newly signed laws addressing those issues.  Read on

Trump administration
discontinues ACA's CSR payments

(October 16, 2017)
On October 12, U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Secretary Eric Hargan and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma released a statement announcing that cost-sharing reductions (CSR) payments were to be immediately discontinued based on a legal opinion from the attorney general. Read on

Labor looks for love
(October 13, 2017)
The song “Looking for Love,” written by Wanda Mallette, aptly describes the circumstances of organized labor. Despite labor’s political expenditures and substantial support from the Obama administration, its membership rolls continue a precipitous decline. Read on

New Executive Order seeks
to expand health insurance options

(October 12, 2017)
After several failed legislative attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Donald Trump is now taking matters into his own hands. Read on

Make sure employees know what
to do if ICE raids your workplace

(October 11, 2017)
You would like to train your frontline employees on what to do if U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) shows up with a warrant for an immigration raid. What should you tell your receptionist at the main office? What should you tell your managers and site supervisors at the other worksites? Read on

New law bans New York City employers
from asking about salary history

(October 11, 2017)
Employers in New York City will be prohibited from asking applicants about their previous salary when an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) goes into effect on October 31. Read on

New guidance shifts federal policy on religious liberty in employment
(October 10, 2017)
New guidance from Attorney General Jeff Sessions on religious liberty in employment “signals a shift in federal employment law and policy,” according to an attorney who focuses on employment law. Read on

Trump administration expands exemptions to ACA contraceptive mandate
(October 9, 2017)
On October 6, the Trump administration released two interim final rules that will vastly expand the availability of exemptions to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) rules requiring employer coverage of contraceptives.  Read on

10 traits of an effective workplace investigator
(October 6, 2017)
Ever stop to consider just what your employees do all day? If they’re like a lot of today’s workers, they’re fitting in their core work around a host of distractions and interruptions.  Read on

Sessions memo changes DOJ position on transgender discrimination
(October 6, 2017)
Workplace investigations are of critical importance to employers for many reasons. Done correctly and thoroughly, an investigation can, among other things, resolve ongoing and future workplace problems, mitigate your organization’s liability, prevent third-party intervention, demonstrate good faith, and preserve evidence that may be needed in the future. Read on

What the Las Vegas strip massacre means for employers
(October 4, 2017)
The current Google Doodle says it all. The Doodles generally express recognition of a special day, such as the celebration of a holiday, an anniversary, or the life of a famous artist, pioneer, or scientist. Since last Sunday’s horrific Las Vegas massacre, however, the Google Doodle is a simple mournful black ribbon. Google’s message to the world is that our collective hearts are with the victims of the Las Vegas Strip massacre, their families, and the community of Las Vegas. Read on

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