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THE LAW. You may know that the federal Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) requires employers to reinstate employees who take military-related leave, plus it prohibits job discrimination against ...
Issue: Employees who return from injury leave may or may not be covered under the ADA.
Risk: By treating employees as if they're "disabled" (even if they're not), supervisors create ...

The push to audit S corporations (described above) is part of a larger IRS initiative to examine more returns, particularly of small business owners. Don't think you're immune just because you've been able to fly under the radar so far.

New proposed IRS regulations give the green light to using electronic means to send benefit plan information to employees and beneficiaries that is otherwise required in writing.

You may not like employees comparing their bonus checks or bad-mouthing their managers in the break room, but don't even think about trying to silence such off-duty chats. If you do, ...
The EEOC published a Q&A document last month explaining when cancer is a "disability" under the ADA and how you should accommodate employees with cancer.
More than 1 million Americans ...
Several government agencies are alerting business owners that they don't need to pay for most forms and posters they're required to use and post in
their workplaces. Those documents are ...
To file a legal workplace discrimination claim with the EEOC, employees must show that the alleged discrimination occurred within a certain time frame or filing "threshold." Now, the EEOC has revised ...
Issue: Severance agreements that deny severance payments to employees fired "for cause."
Risk: Failing to clarify "for cause" could result in having to pay severance to people fired for blatant ...
A study by the Society for Human Resource Management says only 56 percent of employers now offer flex schedules, down from 65 percent in 2002. Why the change? Experts say ...