The HR Specialist

Be sure to track employee accommodation offer responses to show lack of cooperation.

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A California HR outsourcing firm must pay more than $1 million in back overtime wages to hundreds of employees after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found widespread Fair Labor Standards Act violations.

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Generally, employers that provide health benefits must offer continuing COBRA coverage whenever an employee resigns or is terminated. But that requirement doesn’t apply if the employee was discharged for gross misconduct.

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An NLRB analysis of union representation cases in the last year reveals there is now about 14 days off the time between initial filings of an election petition and actual balloting.

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A forgotten pay stub wound up costing an Irving trucking company $45,000.

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The free-speech rights of government employees got a boost April 25 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-2 that it’s illegal to demote or fire a public servant for supporting a particular politician.

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In May 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a new version of the FMLA poster that employers are required to hang in their workplaces. The big question: If you already have an FMLA poster in your workplace, must you display this new version? Here are the details, plus links to the new poster and employer’s guide …

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Pets just might become one of the elements of a good employee retention policy.

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Evangelical fervor can cause legal trouble if an employer requires employees to participate in religious practices or activities as a condition of continued employment.

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Drivers who deliver merchandise via interstate commerce aren’t covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act, but by the Motor Carrier Act.

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