The HR Specialist

Average starting salaries for U.S. professional occupations are expected to increase 3.6% next year, according to research by staffing agency Robert Half.

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Starting Dec. 1, the new DOL rules take effect that nearly double the salary threshold at which most salaried workers become exempt from overtime.

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Every employer that is subject to the Occupational Safety and Health Act and has more than 10 employees is required to maintain records of occupational injuries and illnesses.

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Don’t take employee discretion for granted! You need a confidentiality policy to protect trade secrets and other proprietary information from leaving your organization.

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Some employees want to blame anything bad that happens to them at work on discrimination. The reality is usually different.

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A new poll by the left-leaning National Employment Law Project shows that likely voters in so-called battleground states support the Department of Labor’s new rule expanding overtime pay.

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Job candidates realize that a great cover letter and résumé aren’t always enough if you really want the job — you need to do something to stand out from the competition.

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It costs American employers an average of $4,129 to hire a new employee, a process that on average takes 42 days, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s new Human Capital Benchmarking Report.

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To win a quid pro quo sexual harassment case, an employee has to show that two things occurred.

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has proposed an ordinance requiring large employers to provide their employees with predictable scheduling. If enacted, Seattle would become the second city to enact similar legislation.

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