The HR Specialist

Poll shows that most Americans back new OT rules.

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Having trouble getting senior management to take the new overtime regulations seriously? If executives seem to believe they can wait to get serious, scare them straight with these warnings.

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In a significant defeat for small business, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on June 10 upheld the National Labor Relations Board’s controversial “ambush election” rule that critics say unfairly makes it easier for unions to organize.

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has a message for employers that ignore its new accident reporting requirements: If you miss the shortened reporting requirement, expect a surprise inspection or two.

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No federal law dictates what information must be included on employment applications. However, there are certain statements you may want to include.

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On paper, zero-tolerance policies seem like a good idea: You warn employees that your organization will not tolerate even one instance of on-the-job misconduct. But life isn’t always so simple.

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When faced with an employee who may have a physical or mental disability, a manager’s legal antenna should go up right away. The ADA requires employers to engage in an interactive dialog with employees to determine whether a disability can be accommodated. Do it wrong, and you’re probably looking at a lawsuit. Here’s how to handle the conversation.

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The National Labor Relations Board’s new joint employer standard violates the National Labor Relations Act, according to opening briefs filed by Browning-Ferris Industries in a closely watched lawsuit that seeks to overturn a major NLRB decision.

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Don’t worry if you need to take some time to investigate whether an employee broke a workplace rule and should be terminated. While a speedy resolution may be easy sometimes, other cases take time and deserve a thorough investigation.

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Employees say they’re willing to trade off other benefits in exchange for more vacation time—but consistently decline to take time off to which they are entitled, according to a new survey by the HR software development firm Namely.

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