Requiring employees to make two calls to request intermittent leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)—one to their direct supervisor and another to their leave-management department or a third-party administrator handling calls on the employer's behalf—can reduce FMLA abuse and help protect against FMLA litigation.
"Motivation" is not how eager a person is to get the job. It's how eager a person is to do the job. This excerpt from Carol Quinn's book Motivation-Based Interviewing (SHRM, 2018) gets to the heart of motivation means for hiring managers--and job applicants.
It can be tricky managing two very different workers: You might have a 9-to-5 employee who's working with an independent contractor who takes home higher pay and enjoys a more flexible schedule than his counterpart.
On Sept. 19, Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 2334 to make various workplace safety and health changes to California law, largely in response to recent activity by President Donald Trump's administration.
A federal appeals court upheld the 80/20 rule, which provides that when tipped employees spend more than 20 percent of their workweek on tasks that don’t earn tips, employers can’t pay them less than the standard minimum wage for that time.
Employers in the hospitality and landscaping industries that hire foreign nationals for seasonal work may soon receive a call or a visit from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
The DOL announced a new “education and enforcement” initiative focused on two of the biggest users of the H-2B visa for seasonal work—hotels and landscapers.
The term "progressive discipline" has always struck me as an oxymoron. The practice seems to progressivley create more and more distance and resentment between the employee and employer. And the notion that HR must engage in such steps as a matter of compliance or claim prevention is misguided. There is a better path.
The federal government may deny visas and green cards for people who need government assistance, according to a proposed rule issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
WeWork has become a meat-free organization, no longer serving or paying for meat at company events—a corporate social-responsibility initiative that some have said could lower morale.
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Class-action lawsuits could await employers that don’t update a commonly used notice required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
Most organizations have not taken full advantage of data analytics for talent acquisition and retention, even in this recruiting environment of low unemployment and skilled-labor shortages.
Last year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) overhauled its website. If your electronic or printed participant communications link to DOL materials, you may need to revise those communications so benefit plan participants will be directed to the appropriate pages on the revamped DOL site.
There are limits to how far an employer must go to discharge its duty to accommodate a medical marijuana user in a safety-sensitive job when it is not possible to measure current levels of impairment at work.
The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018, entitling employed parents who have lost a child to take statutory paid leave to allow them time to grieve, is expected to take effect in 2020.