The HR Specialist

Are you among the companies willing to turn away from an applicant because of what they see on social media?

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If you decide to terminate an older employee and hire a younger replacement, assume that you will be sued for age discrimination.

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Getting to work on time isn’t always easy. You never know what will get in the way of your morning routine.

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Employees have a right to reasonable accommodation of their religious practices. That means employers must try to find ways for employees to exercise their beliefs unless doing so would be an undue burden.

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Organized labor had what appeared to be a bad day in court Jan. 11 when the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that asked whether government employees can be required to pay union dues if they object to the union’s political activities.

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It costs so much to provide health insurance for your employees that you may be frustrated when you see some of them engaging in unhealthy behavior that ultimately drives up the premiums you pay.

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HR mission statements can inspire the workplace and increase support from senior management and executive leadership.

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When you mention to an employee who may be having personal problems that the company has an employee assistance program, make sure to do so in a generic and consistent manner.

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New guidance from the Depart­ment of Labor has turned up the compliance heat on organizations that purchase labor from temp agencies and other contract employment entities. THE LAW The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the nation’s key wage-and-hour law. Legal definitions used in FLSA regulations also appear in many other Department of Labor-enforced regulations […]

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The Department of Labor has jumped on the National Labor Relations Board joint-employer bandwagon.

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