The HR Specialist

Google is just eight years old, but it beat out a slew of old-timers last month to snag the No. 1 spot on Fortune magazine’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” …

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New York employers, beware: The state law that protects employees from disability discrimination covers more ailments and impairments than the federal ADA …

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If your organization aims to attract a younger, more hip clientele, watch how you convey that idea to employees who don’t fit your target demographic …

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Say the wrong thing during the hiring process, and you’ve got a lawsuit on your hands. Here are three tips to help keep supervisors’ feet out of their mouths

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S.P. Richards Co. (SPR), a Smyrna office-supply wholesaler, recently won an FMLA victory when the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals determined it would be considered separately from its parent company, Genuine Parts Co. …

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Q. One of our employees recently got married. She’s informally going by her new last name, but she hasn’t changed her name on her Social Security card to her married name and doesn’t plan to. We submit all payroll information using her maiden name. Do we face any liability? —L.K., Missouri

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Q. We want to start a policy that would deduct the cost of tools from employees’ final paychecks if the tools aren’t returned or if they’re returned damaged. Can we legally do this? —M.P., Kansas

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Q. Our company pays monthly bonuses to hourly employees based on the previous month’s performance. When calculating overtime, should the bonus pay be included only for the weekly payroll that contains those bonuses, or does it change the overtime rate for other weekly pay periods, as well? —A.A., Tennessee

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Q. Should I always make and retain copies of Form I-9 supporting documents? —K.L., California

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Q. We have mechanics who work on a straight commission basis. Do we need to track their hours? —E.D., Nevada

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