The HR Specialist

If you don’t have a policy that governs workplace gaming, now is a good time to establish one.

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The U.S. economy is expected to add 7,232,517 jobs over the next five years—a 5% increase—but a new study from Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. shows that workers in middle-wage jobs may not find as many opportunities.

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Chronic absenteeism is a chronic drain on the bottom line. Typically, the direct and indirect costs associated with absenteeism eat up 5% to 17% of an organization’s total payroll. Top brass is probably looking at HR for solutions.

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Walmart has signed the White House’s Fair Chance Business Pledge, bringing to 185 the number of employers joining an Obama administration campaign to help job candidates with criminal histories find their way back into the workforce.

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A disgruntled employee is fired for poor performance.What happens when, on the way out, he threatens his manager and co-workers?

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The EEOC is moving forward with an aggressive, new stance that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity constitutes sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Discrimination complaints filed by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees have led to several big settlements.

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The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement in a decade-old overtime lawsuit—against itself. The department agreed Aug. 12 to pay $7 million to several thousand of its own employees.

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Need to contact an employee out on FMLA leave about pressing business matters like incomplete work or file locations? That’s perfectly fine. Courts recognize that employers may need information the employee has.

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Mass shootings and terrorism have employers on high alert. Here’s what they say they’re doing to prevent
workplace violence.

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Everyone makes mistakes. If you discover you messed up, don’t hesitate to fix the error. You’ll look better in the eyes of a judge should you wind up in court.

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