The HR Specialist

An applicant tells you she can’t work nights due to her religion. Or an employee wears a headscarf to the office. How would you respond?

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As baby boomer workers grow older and employees of all ages worry about their economic security, it might be time to consider adding long-term care insurance to your organization’s benefits portfolio.

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The Obama administration on Aug. 24 released final rules and guidance for implementing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, which  requires federal contractors to disclose past labor law violations before they can win new federal business.

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Are those employees who come in early, stay late and work superhuman hours charting the quickest path to an illustrious career?

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Smart employers follow a regular policy of computer-file purging to keep the organization’s network free of unnecessary data. But what if your organization thinks it may be a lawsuit target?

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To help you decide whether an illness or injury rises to the level of a serious condition that triggers the need for FMLA leave, you can require employees to provide FMLA medical certification. But what happens if employees use that initial FMLA certification to take intermittent leave in a suspicious pattern?

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Q. If an employee makes four mistakes in a short period of time, can the employer ask, ‘Is everything OK at home?’ This person does office work, not factory, so it’s not a safety issue.

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A new Department of Labor rule will make it easier for states to establish retirement savings plans for employees of organizations that do not offer retirement benefits.

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More than 90% of employers have a written or unwritten compensation policy, but fewer than half of total rewards professionals believe their employees understand it.

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In the wake of the Affordable Care Act—and the financial hardship caused by the economic downturn—fewer small employers are offering health benefits to their workers, but big employers are holding steady, according to new findings by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute.

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