Responding to Changing Times
President Trump's executive orders have inspired many companies to respond in a public way, highlighting an opportunity for employers to tout their benefits programs as differentiators in a crowded market for talent.More
Targeting Low Performers
By Carol Patton
Amazon recently rolled out a new program aimed at its lowest-performing employees, but some experts think the bulk of HR's attention should be paid to high-performing workers.
'Significant' Showdown Looming
By Tom Starner
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to resolve split federal circuit-court decisions involving arbitration agreements and class-action lawsuits, and labor-law experts expect the ruling will be significant for employers.
Emotional Distress and the FLSA
By Mark McGraw
A Fifth Circuit appeals court ruling on an FLSA claim finds that employees can recover damages for emotional injury resulting from retaliation. Experts say the decision could signal greater risk for employers in a subset of wage and hour cases.
Overcoming Disability Hiring Barriers
By Anjali Patel
New regulations from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are designed to ensure federal agencies "reinvigorate" their commitments to being a model employer of people with disabilities and fostering workplace inclusion.
Hanging Up on On-Call Scheduling
By Maura C. Ciccarelli
Having employees call in to find out whether they have to work that day may be on the way out as a scheduling practice, but industry observers still are concerned that legislation may make it even more difficult to preserve flexible scheduling for retailers and other service-intensive sectors.