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It would be futile for ­managers to expect the colleagues of a deceased employee to go about business as usual. Here’s how HR should respond.
The IRS can only collect payroll taxes once—either from you or your designated third party. Final regulations, which became effective March 31, 2014, clarify when employee leasing organizations are liable for their clients’ payroll taxes. Warning: Even though the regs heap liability on leasing organizations, they stress that you remain on the hook for your payroll taxes.
Q. We have a bunch of employees who telework. One manager wants to follow the approach Yahoo took last year and eliminate teleworking. He believes that employees are not actually working and that their inability to see the whites of each other’s eyes is limiting their collaboration. He’s made some comments in the past that make me think he really worries that female employees are spending work time caring for their children from home. What should we do?
Q. As an HR professional, do I have personal liability for my participation in employment decisions?

How your handbook reads is critical when you want to contest unemployment benefits for a former employee who was terminated for misconduct. Document that the em­­ployee received the handbook. Track any warnings that led up to the firing.

Employers that want to use arbitration to avoid protracted legal battles can include arbitration agreements in their applications and require applicants to sign as a hiring condition. That’s provided the agreement isn’t entirely one-sided.
Here’s advice for bosses on the best ways to challenge, recognize and retain the best of the best.

You’ve just hired a new employee. She uses a powered chair. Here are a few tips on how to make everyone feel more comfortable, from Ivy Gunter, co-author of On the Ragged Edge of Drop Dead Gorgeous, a book about her experience with a physical disability resulting from cancer.

Union membership has been falling for decades. In 1983, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that 17.7 million Americans carried a union card, about 20.1% of the working-age population. By last year, that percentage had dropped to 11.3%.

A survey of chief financial officers by Robert Half reveals that fewer than one-third fret that a mass exodus of experienced, mature employees could leave the company without leaders and legacy knowledge.
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