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Last-Minute Tips for Complying with EEO-1 Pay-Data Reporting

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Employers have less than two weeks to file their EEO-1 Component 2 data—pay information broken down by job category, race, sex and ethnicity—to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. To avoid technical issues and delays, employers shouldn't wait until the Sept. 30 deadline.

Federal Government’s Proposal Seeks to Streamline HR Practices

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

A proposed federal rule would make it easier for government agencies to demote or fire poor-performing employees. The Office of Personnel Management proposal also would revise regulations that govern new federal employees' probationary periods and agency data collection on adverse employment actions.

Traumatized Bus Driver Could Not Return to Work Until Cleared

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

A bus driver for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) did not have an age-discrimination claim when he was not allowed to return to a light-duty position like younger employees. The plaintiff tried to return to work six months after a traumatizing incident with a passenger but had not complied with the CTA’s return-to-work procedures.

Plans to Revoke H-4 Work Authorization Postponed

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Eligible spouses of H-1B visa holders can continue to seek and renew work authorization until at least 2020, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

When Employers Pay Association Dues, Workers and Company Benefit

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Paying employees' professional association dues and credentialing fees is an investment in an engaged and loyal workforce that more employers, large and small, should consider making.

How Do the EEOC and OFCCP Use EEO-1 Reports?

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) require employers to file the EEO-1 report annually, with additional pay-data information due Sept. 30 this year. But what purpose does the EEO-1 serve? Here is an overview of how the agencies may use both of the report’s components, 1 and 2.

UAE Steps Up Enforcement of Preferential Hiring for Nationals

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has begun implementing a more stringent application of its existing UAE Labor Law market testing process, with the goal of prioritizing the hiring of nationals. Now the program has expanded to encompass all companies in the UAE.

Supervisor’s Anti-Military Stance Taints Investigation

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that an employer can be liable for discrimination under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act for wrongfully terminating an employee, even though the supervisor who harbored anti-military sentiments did not make the ultimate decision to fire the employee.

Liar, Liar … Now You’re Fired

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Let’s say your worker calls in sick on Monday, claiming she’s got the flu. Later that night, you bump into her at a concert, and she seems just fine. Did she lie to you? And if she did, is her deception grounds for firing?

Many U.S. Workers Worry They’ll Be Fired

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Even though the U.S. unemployment rate is at a record low, nearly half the country’s workers are worried they’ll lose their jobs, according to a new poll.

Past Acceptance of Absences Does Not Bar Enforcement of Attendance Policy

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

An employee could not use the Americans with Disabilities Act to enforce an employer’s previous agreement to excuse the employee from work on an as-needed basis.

Seeking to Hire the Best and the Brightest? Consider the O-1 Visa

Monday, September 16, 2019

The O-1 temporary work visa is thought of as the “celebrity visa” for academic heavyweights, Nobel Prize winners and movie stars—and while that’s true, it’s also a misunderstood and underutilized option for in-demand talent like highly educated technology workers or successful entrepreneurs.

On-Demand Pay Broadens Workers’ Financial Well-Being

Monday, September 16, 2019

In a world where 4 in 10 Americans can’t cover an unexpected expense of $400 and workers are quitting their jobs at higher rates than at any other time on record, HR managers are searching for tools that both encourage worker retention and improve employees’ ability to better control their finances. Several firms are adopting services that support on-demand pay for earned wages, a type of payment system that promises to disrupt traditional weekly, biweekly and monthly payment schedules.

Wide Range of California Legal Issues Challenges Employers

Monday, September 16, 2019

California workplace laws cover a wide array of topics—from wage and hour issues to mobile-device safety to accommodations for people with disabilities, to name a few. Employers need to be familiar with all of these issues to ensure that they’re in compliance, particularly in today’s 24/7 workplace.

Your Career Q&A: Formal Language vs. Readability in Resumes

Sunday, September 15, 2019

There are accepted rules for clear written communication in formal documents, and a resume is a formal document. But language evolves to suit the needs of the time and the medium of communication, and resumes have been impacted mightily by both.

Viewpoint: 8 Things Managers Do That Make Employees Quit

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Here are eight common leadership mistakes that help explain why employees choose to leave their jobs. Understanding them, and how they impact your team, will help you identify those who are at flight risk and make changes that may convince them to stay.

California Employees Can’t Seek Back Pay Under PAGA

Friday, September 13, 2019

Employees cannot collect unpaid wages under the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), the California Supreme Court has ruled. PAGA allows workers to seek civil penalties for labor code violations on behalf of the state, but they must pursue back wages in separate actions against their employers.

Younger Employees Face Rewards, Risks in Stock Compensation Plans

Friday, September 13, 2019

Millennials and Generation Z employees value participation in their employer's stock compensation program, which lets them feel connected to their company and participate in its growth potential. But they should be mindful of investing too much of their net worth in the company that employs them.

Accept the Unexpected: How HR Can Create a Crisis Management Plan

Friday, September 13, 2019

It is one thing to expect the unexpected. It is quite another to accept the unexpected. Here's how to create a response plan that links crisis management and business continuity meaningfully and effectively.

Artificial Intelligence Boosts Employee Performance

Friday, September 13, 2019

Technology tools such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and cloud-based analytics platforms, along with aggregated “big data” organized into informational dashboards, may have cracked the code for improving worker productivity.