The HR Specialist

Two efforts are already underway in Congress to block the Department of Labor’s new rules raising the white-collar overtime salary threshold.

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on May 23 that the clock starts ticking on constructive discharge cases on the day the employee announces plans to resign, not the day an employer’s allegedly intolerable act occurred.

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The Department of Labor’s May 18 announcement of final rules on white-collar overtime eligibility drew swift reaction.

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Thorough and accurate HR documentation is what wins lawsuits.

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Supervisors play an important role in maintaining a harmonious work environment. However, sometimes bosses are the ones most guilty of breaching civility, by saying things that offend employees.

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If you fear for an employee’s safety after he has complained about a hostile work environment, think twice before transferring him instead of the person or people who are the source of the hostility.

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More U.S. workers seem to be satisfied with their jobs than at any time since 2005. But do they have everything they want?

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On May 9, North Carolina sued the U.S. Department of Justice to stop the federal government from ordering the state to set aside its Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act—the so-called transgender bathroom bill.

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We asked readers whether they’ve been sued by employees and, if so, what single piece of advice would they give to other HR professionals to help them avoid (or respond to) an employee lawsuit. Here are some of their suggestions:

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Disciplinary and termination meetings are emotionally charged events that carry the potential for legal troubles.

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