The Employers Forum is an
online discussion board for HR professionals, managers, attorneys, those who
handle benefits, payroll, and workers' comp, and others who act on their
employer's behalf. With participants nationwide, you'll probably find others who
are in the same boat as you to offer their advice and support. Over the years,
the Employers Forum has developed a real sense of community where people know
and care about each other.
Anyone who registers can view or post on the forum. You can access the
Employers Forum here.
What topics are discussed on
the Employers Forum?
When you go to the forum, you'll notice that it's divided into several areas:
Since HR is mostly a serious endeavor, most of
the sections of the Employers Forum are serious as well. We've taken
the serious side of HR and broken it down into the following areas:
HR & Employment Law. Topics include general HR administration (audits, records, employee management, staffing) and
employment law issues (discrimination, harassment, free speech, unions)
FMLA/ADA/Workers' Comp. Topics include FMLA, ADA, workers' comp, and how they can
Topics include FLSA and other wage and salary issues, including exempt vs.
nonexempt, overtime, bonuses, deductions, pay scales, and more.
Benefits & Leave. Topics includes retirement plans, health insurance, HIPAA, COBRA, ERISA,
USERRA, and more.
Social Media & Technology for HR. Topics include Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, videos,
communication, privacy, and other electronic workplace issues.
Topics include handbooks, policies, forms, and other HR documents
Health & Safety. Topics include accidents, emergencies, ergonomics, fire drills, first
Aid, OSHA, workplace violence, and more.
Topics include orientation, compliance, skills, and other employee training.
succession planning, talent management, recruitment, retention, metrics, and
aligning HR with business goals.
Topics include international pay data, aligning policies, benefits,
international law, visas, understanding cultures, and more.
HR Documents. If you're looking for a
sample form or policy, go to this section to ask if anyone has one they'll
share with you.
HR Water Cooler.
This section of the
Employers Forum is for sharing jokes and anything else that doesn't fit in
any other section.
How to Use the Employers
Forum. Here's where you can ask
the BLR staff technical (and not-so-technical) questions about the Employers
Forum or give us feedback about the forum.