The HR Specialist: Employment Law

Employees who claim their employers discriminated against them must be able to prove that they suffered some sort of action that was “adverse,” not merely uncomfortable, inconvenient or even unfair.

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The EEOC is taking new steps to teach employees suffering from depression, anxiety and other conditions about their workplace rights.

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Pressure for attorney generals in several states has caused several large retailers to stop requiring employees to call work before a scheduled shift to find out if they have to work that day.

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The IRS has begun notifying employees whose Social Security numbers have been used by someone else to get a job.

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4,836 Americans were killed in workplace accidents in 2015.

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If pro-Trump/anti-Trump debates are simmering among your employees, don’t ignore them.

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With new rules set to take effect Dec. 1, some of your previously exempt employees will find themselves in unfamiliar territory: having to stop working when the clock strikes 5:00.

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For each new hire, employers must verify employment eligibility by reviewing original documents in person with the employee. But what if that new hire lives and works hundreds of miles away?

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Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

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Before terminating an employee for bringing a gun to work, check your state law.

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