Our general manager has assigned human resources the task of conducting an audit by the end of the first quarter to confirm that we are in compliance with federal labor laws and regulations. It would obviously be a massive project to determine whether there are any possible problems related to any law, regulation or court interpretation, but I’m wondering: Are there tools available that could help us with doing at least a general audit?
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether a public entity was justified in refusing to certify the results of two fire department promotional exams on grounds that the tests may have had a disparate impact on African-Americans.Read More
Study’s co-author notes that while shortsighted executives are part of the problem, much of the responsibility lies with HR departments themselves.Read More
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The the Metropolitan Development Association of Syracuse and Central New York is implementing a new Web-based tool that will enable it to provide companies with real-time data on what talent the region has and what talent needs to be developed.Read More
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The extortionist is threatening to expose millions of records and sent the company a letter that included the names, dates of birth, SocialSecurity numbers and some prescription information for 75 members.Read More
Benefits management departments in recent weeks have been fielding questions and addressing concerns from employees worried about their 401(k)s and other employer-sponsored investment vehicles as the stock market continues to show signs of instability.Read More
Which is the best source of information on training needs: employees or supervisors?
How do we analyze startup costs for a corporate university?
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