HR Management

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Q. You recently said that I-9 forms can now be stored electronically. To save on office space and filing time, our department is considering scanning and electronically filing all personnel files and documents. Is this OK? —S.S., California

Q. Soon after I started in a new HR department, I reviewed the files and found that some of the employees’ I-9 forms don’t have dates or signatures, or they’ve been completed using outdated forms. Can I go back to employees and redo the forms, collecting current documentation? Or should I just make sure the right forms are used from now on? —J.M., Ohio

Your organization's investment in its mobile work force—from flight costs to technology to relocation fees—can far exceed the cost of an employee's benefits package. Still, many employers manage mobile workers in a fragmented and inconsistent way, which hurts efficiency and expenses ...

About 8 in 10 employers plan to host an employee holiday party this year, about the same as last year, says an annual Challenger, Gray & Christmas survey of HR pros. The change? They’re spending more ...

Q. I’m new to the HR world. When we receive reference checks on ex-employees, what information can we (or should we) give out without a signed release? —L.M., Pasadena, Calif.

Employees who come to HR with discrimination complaints may already have talked to a lawyer. They may be building a case and just waiting for someone to make a mistake. It’s your job to make sure that doesn’t happen ...

Q. If our company hires seasonal employees for the holidays and then releases them after the Christmas rush, are we responsible as the last employer that will have an unemployment insurance claim placed against it? —B.B., New York

If you've ever wondered how much it costs an employer to defend a discrimination lawsuit, a Pennsylvania case may provide the answer ...

Former IBM Corp. chairman Lou Gerstner urged HR professionals to carve out time in their busy schedules to think about (and plan for) big-picture changes at their organizations ...

Employee discipline, above all else, must be consistent. When it's not, mistakes put employers at risk of messy discrimination claims ...