The HR Specialist

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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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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While 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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Following years of declines, the percentage of employees in the combined U.S. workforce testing positive for drugs has steadily increased over the last three years to a 10-year high.

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If the recent past is any indication, employers may soon be seeing an increase in sexual harassment complaints and lawsuits.

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