The HR Specialist

The fate of the Department of Labor’s long-delayed new overtime pay rules will not be known for several more weeks. That doesn’t bode well for their eventual enactment.

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If an agreement includes specific disciplinary provisions, it’s up to an arbitrator to determine if an employee violated the rules. But if the agreement spells out the punishment, the arbitrator is not free to modify the penalty.

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The Affordable Care Act mainly affects the individual health insurance market, not the employer-provided coverage that is central to most employee benefits plans. That’s changing as President Trump and Republicans on Capitol Hill set about repealing and replacing the ACA.

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More than a quarter of workers (29%) admit they roll in late to work at least once per month.

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A federal appeals court has decided ADA disability discrimination claims can continue even though the employee has died.

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Retaliation passed race discrimination as the most common EEOC charge in 2009.

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An employer has learned the hard way that taking draconian action against an employee who might have filed false harassment charges usually isn’t a good idea.

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Almost 40% of employees want to be seen by their boss as a “work martyr.”

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A dramatic reduction in the regulatory burden may be largely illusory, for several reasons.

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The Society for Human Resource Management Foundation is spearheading a nationwide project to kick-start research on best practices employers can use to hire more military veterans.

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