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The immigration reforms being debated in the U.S. Senate could burden employers and HR professionals with an unwieldy and complex worker-verification system, say HR advocacy groups. Here are their specific concerns, plus how the legislation could affect you ...

More than one-third (36 percent) of HR professionals say they've increased their monitoring of employees during the past 12 months, according to a new survey by the Society for Human Resource Management ...

Included in HR Weekly e-letter — june 19, 2007, free story Most managers have faced this dilemma at least once in their careers: A candidate looks great on paper and gives a knockout interview; but two weeks into the new job, you’re less than enthused. The new employee doesn’t show that same initiative or smarts […]

Q. We don't allow our employees to read or comment on their evaluations. Instead, we discuss the content with them one-on-one and have them sign an acknowledgment that they have discussed their performance. Do we have to show them the actual evaluation or give them a copy?—D.J., Michigan

What's the most important factor in an employee's job satisfaction? A new study says HR professionals and employees have completely divergent answers to that question ...

If your office remains infected with sneezing, coughing, aching workers who should be at home in bed during flu season, it could be because they're afraid to use their sick leave. HR should encourage employees to use their sick leave when sick. It could actually increase productivity in the long term ...

When the U.S. Supreme Court began its new term, one of its first moves was to reject a case that could have created new responsibilities for employers in investigating sexual harassment ...

Employees of Etowah County, Ala., can sell back one or two weeks of unused vacation time at the end of most years. The decade-old policy allows the buyback when the county has available funds ...

Asking employees to perform even a minimal amount of work while they're out on an FMLA absence could spark a lawsuit. And firing someone for refusing to pirtch in while out on leave almost surely will ...

A reader of our weekly e-mail newsletter, The HR Specialist Weekly, recently posed this question: "We allow employees to take paid time off (PTO) in hourly increments, but they often use their PTO when running late in the morning or for unexpected 'appointments.' How can we get a rein on our PTO leave?" ...

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