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5 costly employment myths we need to discard

Everyone knows a good myth or two. And as it turns out, a lot of those myths end up being taken at face value and acted on as if they were true — and it’s costing employers. But much like the [...]

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Recordkeeping: What you must keep – and for how long

The trouble with recordkeeping at a lot of companies: You don’t know how complete your records are until you get involved in litigation or an audit. But by then, it’s often too late to fill in [...]

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Court illustrates how HR pros can be personally liable for FMLA blunders

Heads up: The stakes have been raised on FMLA compliance for human resources professionals.   That’s because an appeals court not only ruled that HR pros could be personally liable for FMLA [...]

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11 remarkable overtime rule tips from DOL insider

Turns out there’s more to the FLSA’s overtime exemption rule changes (and salary threshold) than meets the eye. A former DOL administrator recently opened a lot of employers’ eyes with what she [...]

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What’s annoying employers most about the ACA now?

Recently, employers were asked which part of the ACA they most want to see changed. And in what’s likely to be a surprise to many, the No. 1 answer wasn’t the employer mandate.  Although 70% of [...]

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In a surprise move, Supreme Court offers compromise on contraceptive issue

Just when HR pros were all but certain the Supreme Court was going to issue a split decision in the case centering on the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage mandate, the High Court [...]

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Here’s what trashing resumes, applications can cost you

A recent settlement of an EEOC lawsuit is a powerful reminder of just how important it is to retain job seekers’ application materials — and what it can cost if you fail to.  Last fall, HR [...]

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New FMLA poster issued by DOL: But do you have to use it?

The DOL just issued a new General FMLA Notice for employers to hang in their workplaces.  The notice can be found here. Now on to the big question: Do employers have to use it? The answer: [...]

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DOL’s final overtime rule moves forward: What’s next?

Get ready: The DOL’s final rule revising the white-collar overtime exemption regulations has advanced. So employers now have a pretty good idea of when it’ll go into effect.  The DOL just sent [...]

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Favoring one minority over another will still get you sued for discrimination

A Texas company will pay over $1 million to learn a lesson in the dynamics of hiring discrimination: You can’t avoid a bias lawsuit from one minority group by favoring another.   Lawler Foods, [...]