The HR Specialist

On Jan. 30, Ron Kline, an employee of toilet manufacturer Mansfield Plumbing, reached a career milestone most people would never dream of: 50 years of perfect attendance.

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A bill before the California General Assembly would require the state’s professional sports teams to give cheerleaders full employment rights, including paying the minimum wage and overtime.

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The first baby boomers reached retirement age five years ago, and now they’ve started leaving the workforce in droves.

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The government provides fully paid health insurance for members of the military and their families during active duty. Reservists, who aren’t always on active duty, often have insurance coverage through their employers, but that coverage usually isn’t free. It’s a bad idea for reservists to drop that coverage during deployment in favor of free military insurance.

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The producers of “The Price is Right,” TV’s longest-running game show, have learned that negative comments about pregnancies can result in jackpots for employees, to the tune of more than $8 million.

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Women are perfectly capable of succeeding in senior executive jobs, but factors largely beyond their control have kept them from achieving more corporate success. That’s the attitude pollsters at the Pew Research Center uncovered when they asked 1,835 randomly selected adults what keeps more business women from holding leadership positions.

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Employees who are fired for misconduct aren’t eligible for unemployment benefits because their dismissal was the result of their own wrongdoing. Contest benefits when that happens.

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What’s your online recruiting pitch like? Take a look at this clever ad format used by Hillel International to snag hot prospects.

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Here’s a novel question worth trying in an interview.

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The National Labor Relations Board has upped the ante in its ongoing effort to brand McDonald’s USA a joint employer along with its franchisees in a series of claims that the fast-food giant engages in unfair labor practices.

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