Uber, the massive ridesharing company, has been in the dog house in recent months. On February 9th, 2017, Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, wrote a scathing account of sexual discrimination, harassment and enabling of the same that occurred during her time working for the company’s Bay Area headquarters. The company was stung by her […]

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The question of politics in the workplace has never been more important. This year’s election has been a contentious, emotional one so far. And that’s not going to get any better as we head towards November. Both leading candidates are deeply distrusted and disliked by members of each opposing camp. If recent outbursts, arguments, insults […]

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  As much as we all enjoy reading about developing the soft skills and the exciting new human resources technologies coming out, being in this business still means hitting your HR deadlines. Fire up your Outlook calendar and wipe off that white board — here are some of the critical HR deadlines coming up over […]

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The Department of Labor has made it official: Companies are going to have to start paying overtime to millions of currently salaried workers effective December 1 of this year. The new rule will directly affect about 4.2 million employees not currently eligible to earn overtime pay who will now be able to qualify, unless their […]

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  The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently released a new set of rules governing the administration of employee wellness programs, and all employers sponsoring or considering sponsoring such plans should take note.  Here are some of the main takeaways. There’s No ADA Safe Harbor. The new regulations make clear that the EEOC does not consider […]

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  Good news for time-pressed employers struggling to comply with the complex ACA deadlines, reports and implementation requirements: The Internal Revenue Service recently granted employers an extension of the deadline to file a variety of reports required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ACA Deadlines Extended The new ACA deadlines grant applicable large employers (ALEs), […]

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Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act as an omnibus bill, including the entire PATH Act (Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes) as an amendment. The President signed it the same day, December 18th, 2015. While there were no broad, sweeping reforms on the scale of those in the Affordable Care Act, the omnibus law does contain […]

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It’s a litigious world out there. Although today employers and applicants are exquisitely aware of employment laws, it’s common for people to file EEOC complaints and lawsuits for things that a generation ago would not have caused anyone to bat an eye. Here are four of the biggest mistakes HR teams are making that are […]

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