There is no shortage of workplace wellness programs that focus on weight loss, but getting employees to participate in them is a challenge for employers who struggle to overcome the shame and stigma associated with obesity, among other obstacles. “Understanding…
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SHRM’s current and former leaders, going back to 1980, talk about their tenures as president of the largest HR organization and what the future holds for HR.
The District of Columbia Office of Human Rights, in connection with the National LGBTQ Task Force, recently published a 19-page best practices guide for employers on transgender issues in the workplace. The document, titled Valuing Transgender Applicants & Employees: A Best…
In Green v. Brennan [pdf] (background here), the Supreme Court on May 23 considered when the statute of limitations begins to run for a constructive discharge claim — when the employee resigns or at the time of an employer’s last allegedly…
Do not assume that you need not pay overtime to employees who are paid other than hourly.
For now, at least in the 6th Circuit, it appears that individuals waivers of the right to join wage-and-hour collective actions are dead.
What is the trend among large corporations to offer retiring leaders some guidance or preparation for both the financial and emotional impact of retirement? Why do they do it and what types of services do they offer? — Fact-finding Mission, president, consulting/legal, Los Gatos, California
A USC professor, John Boudreau has written books on the business impact of HR and the use of HR analytics. Workforce spoke with him about the state of talent management.
Unless a bully is harassing someone because of a protected class (race, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin) bullying is probably legal.
Over 1 billion active Facebook users should be a wake-up call for any business that is ignoring the impact of mobile technologies on your workplace.
The biggest challenge isn’t which technology to adopt; it’s the quality and relevancy of the data.
While telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation remains the exception, the line that separates exception from rule is shifting as technology makes work-at-home arrangements more feasible.