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Navigating ADA Compliance
A recently filed EEOC suit involving a deckhand's "perceived disability" highlights some of the ADA requirements that could sink employers in court.
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Nov 6, 2017
What to Do About DACA
While both employers and immigrant workers await a Congressional solution to the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program, legal experts say employers are concerned that there will be other changes to immigration policies and enforcement.
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Nov 2, 2017
Work Desk 2.0
A new crop of "smart" desks is making it even easier for employers to encourage healthy behaviors in the workplace. But will it work?
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Oct 16, 2017
Applying the Rooney Rule
Taking a page from the National Football League's head coach-hiring playbook is how one law firm increased the diversity in its labor and employment associate-attorney ranks from 34 percent to 58 percent in just one year.
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Aug 21, 2017
The Work Desk 2.0
A new crop of "smart" desks is making it even easier for employers to encourage healthy behaviors in the workplace. But will it work?
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Jul 26, 2017
Air Quality Matters
As new research uncovers the bottom-line benefits of clean air in the workplace, experts say the time is right for HR to make the argument that the benefits of providing a healthy indoor environment far outweigh the incremental costs.
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Jun 26, 2017
Troubles with FMLA
It's been almost three decades since the Family and Medical Leave Act became law. Why and how are employers still running afoul of it?
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May 1, 2017
Pulling the Plug on Lifetime Benefits
After a court ruled that Honeywell wrongly denied lifetime healthcare benefits to some retirees, experts say employers should think twice before attempting to end similar programs.
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Mar 30, 2017
Trends in Telecommuting
While the concept of telecommuting has seen its ebbs and flows, experts say the benefits to both employers and employees remain steady. But research finds there is a price to be paid for the ability to work from outside the office.
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Mar 2, 2017
Hanging Up on On-Call Scheduling
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.
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Jan 25, 2017
The Future of Mobile Work
When a virtual digital assistant is embedded in vehicles of the future, HR issues such as safety, liability, work/life balance and others will be part of this brave new world of expanded car-based office productivity.
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Dec 21, 2016
Medical Tourism's Bright Forecast
Despite some fears by both workers and benefits departments, the medical-tourism market is set to become a $3 trillion-dollar industry by 2025, and experts say companies should embrace the trend.
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Nov 21, 2016
Choosing Parting Words Carefully
The Securities and Exchange Commission's recent ruling on severance agreements is the latest in a series of positions taken by federal agencies that depend on current and former employees reporting violations of law.
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Sep 28, 2016
Harnessing the 'Spillover' Effect
New research finds bottom-line benefits when organizations spend time carefully considering which employees should sit near each other. But experts warn that the "peer spillover" effect can also have negative consequences.
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Aug 18, 2016
The Slippery Slope of Social
Establishing guidelines to protect company reputations while upholding employees' rights to talk about their jobs and conditions has become a top employer concern in today's online world.
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Jul 1, 2016
Condensing the Workday
An entrepreneur and author talks about how he enabled his employees to "hack" their workday to find better, faster, smarter and easier ways to get things done.
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Jun 24, 2016
In Pursuit of Diversity
Building a more diverse workforce continues to be a major challenge for many companies. But thanks to a number of specialized hiring tools that have emerged in recent years, employers aren't without options.
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Jun 2, 2016
Joining the 'Best' Crowd
A global certification organization has joined the field of "best workplaces" offerings, and is looking for companies that have the best HR policies and procedures for developing employees in the United States and around the world.
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Apr 27, 2016
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