The HR Specialist: Employment Law

In response to the recent spike in high-profile mass shootings and ­suicide terrorist attacks, more em­­ploy­­ers are training their workers how to respond to a shooter in the ­workplace.

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In states where recreational and medical marijuana is legal, 41% of employers have a zero-tolerance policy for anyone who tests positive.

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It’s management’s prerogative to change workplace policies and rules. Courts don’t like to second-guess employers for managing their businesses as best they see fit. But how (and how consistently) you change those rules can make a big difference in your exposure to legal liability.

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Employee groups have recently raised questions about a new employer tactic to gather names and contact information for potential job prospects.

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

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

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A California-based production company, Hartmann Studios, has been slapped with the largest fine ever for Form I-9 paperwork violations.

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HR and hiring managers have so many decisions to make when it comes to I-9 and E-Verify compliance. One of the most frequently asked policy decisions is actually quite mundane on its surface, yet the answer can be tricky.

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We live in an era when employees have more power than ever—which has made it more legally tricky to come down on them when you need to send a message.

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Both the IRS and U.S. Department of Labor are increasing their enforcement scrutiny on companies that allow em­­ploy­­ees to take inappropriate hardship withdrawals from their 401(k) plans.

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