The HR Specialist: Employment Law

Want to get your managers to take sexual harassment claims seriously? Here’s how one human resources director does it: He begins each training session …

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Check your retirement plan to see if it gave proper service credit to women who took maternity leave before the Pregnancy Discrimination Act …

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To ensure your workers understand your anti-discrimination policy, translate it and then sit down and explain it to them. Insiders say the …

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This month a U.S. Labor Department regulation is set to take effect allowing states to use unemployment insurance to pay employees who take leave for birth or adoption. But it faces …

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The proportion of major U.S. companies that require new or current employees to submit to drug tests slipped to 66 percent this year, down from 70 percent last year and 74 …

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It’s no secret that offering flextime and job-sharing arrangements can help your company retain valued employees and develop a more committed work …

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When a charge of discrimination lands in your lap from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or its equivalent state agency, the way you respond …

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A CEO was the main instigator of his company’s ritual of a mock “weighing-in ceremony,” in which unsuspecting new workers were paddled with a carpenter’s level. The CEO ignored the …

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If you have 100 or fewer employees, you can set up an uncomplicated retirement plan called a SIMPLE (Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees). But there are a couple of key …

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Q During a recent exit interview, an employee told us that she had been sexually harassed on the job. But she claimed that she was leaving the company for a better job, not because of the alleged harassment. What should we do with her complaint? Do we have an obligation to investigate this claim even though she is leaving? L.C., Louisiana

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