The HR Specialist

A group of fiscally conservative House Democrats is pushing legislation to phase in the U.S. Department of Labor’s change to the overtime salary threshold.

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As it does every year, flu season brings confusion and questions over whether the flu or a common cold can rise to the level of “serious health condition” that qualifies for FMLA leave.

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The team members all understand what’s expected of them. But the group isn’t home free yet. There’s one more piece of the puzzle left: responding to change.

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Millennials are pessimistic about their financial futures, and they are looking to their employers for help when it comes to addressing financial matters.

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For many employers, absenteeism is a constant problem. You know you must give employees some slack, but, to make sure the work gets done, you need to know who’s going to show up and who isn’t.

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W hile managers are typically a major part of the hiring and interview process, they’re often short on experience, confidence or time. Here are some tips to help managers get the most out of the process and possibly avoid litigation down the road.

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When deciding who stays and who goes during a reduction in force, use as many objective criteria as possible.

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A new version of Form I-9 is coming this fall, with enhanced features to reduce errors and help employers complete it on their computers.

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Employees who take FMLA leave are entitled to return to their old jobs or equivalent ones. But what if you learn during an employee’s time out on FMLA leave that she wasn’t everything you believed her to be?

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Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour, to standard time, at 2:00 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 6.

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