The HR Specialist

Almost two-thirds of employers surveyed offer individual performance-based incentives, but it’s not the most common kind of variable pay.

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NACHA—the electronic banking organization that makes direct deposit and other electronic transactions possible—has revised its rules to allow for same-day settlement of electronic transactions, including payroll.

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Check your mail! The EEOC has sent out notification letters alerting large employers that they must complete their 2015 EEO-1 surveys.  The EEO-1 is an annual survey that all private employers with 100 or more employees are required to fill out.

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Every spring, CareerBuilder surveys hiring managers about the state of the résumés they receive and also asks them to forward the best résumé blunders they have seen. Here we go …

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Always view termination as an act that might be challenged in court. That’s especially true if the employee has taken FMLA leave in the past. Lawyers love to file FMLA retaliation suits, which can be lucrative. Defend against them by backing up your termination decision with solid documentation of performance or behavior problems.

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A manager who has to fill in for subordinates when they are absent or because a position is vacant doesn’t necessarily lose exempt status.

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A recent survey revealed many people would be more engaged in their work if only their bosses could paint a picture of their future.

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A federal appeals court has upheld Department of Labor rules that grant minimum wage and overtime pay protection to live-in home health care workers employed by third parties.

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In the mid-1960s, when the EEOC was born, women held fewer than 10% of all executive, senior management and middle management jobs. Now it’s up to almost 40%.

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The federal Office of Personnel Management recently told all federal agencies not to rely on past salaries to determine how much to offer new hires. Why?

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