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This year’s flu season is suddenly shaping up to be worse than public health officials expected. To keep your employees healthy and keep your business running smoothly despite the influenza outbreak, it pays to launch an impromptu flu awareness campaign.

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The GEO Group, which operates private prison facilities in the United States and several other countries, agreed to pay more than a half million dollars to alleged victims of sexual harassment. In exchange, the EEOC agreed to end efforts to litigate the charges.

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The top 10 settlements in employment-related categories totaled a record high of $2.72 billion—nearly $1 billion more than 2016.

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The rushed passage of tax reform legislation at the end of 2017 means employees now have little reliable guidance on how to manage income tax withholding on their 2018 pay. Here’s a framework for fielding withholding-related questions. 

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The Department of Homeland Security made headlines Jan. 10 when Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents launched coordinated raids on 7-11 franchise convenience stores across the country. The acting head of ICE Homeland Security Investigations told the Associated Press the raids were “a harbinger of what’s to come.” 

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Scrub applications and résumés of information that may reveal identifying personal characteristics. That way, hiring managers or screening committees won’t initially know details that might lead to claims of discrimination.

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The Department of Labor has extended the deadline to comment on proposed tip pool rule changes to February 5, 2018. The original deadline was Jan. 3.

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The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has scrapped long-standing enforcement guidance that said interns almost always must be paid. From now on, DOL guidance will conform with recent court decisions giving employers broad flexibility to offer unpaid internships.

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Americans want to spend like crazy in retirement. They also want their nest eggs to last forever.

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What happens if you misclassify an independent contractor and it turns out she should have been an hourly employee? Regardless of status, you don’t have to worry about meeting a minimum wage requirement if she earned enough to average out to the minimum wage.

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Just over a quarter (25.7%) of alleged sexual misconduct that occurred in the workplace was reported to HR.

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If you have moved most of your recruiting and hiring processes online, you’re in the sights of watchdogs looking for hidden or intentional age discrimination.

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The Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division will begin revising its enforcement guidance for determining if interns must be paid, according to a Jan. 5 statement.

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If someone didn’t foresee the need for leave (for example, because a medical condition flared up suddenly), don’t turn them down just because they waited overnight to ask for time off.

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Following a lengthy hiatus, efforts to confirm Trump administration appointees to the Department of Labor appear to be getting back on track.

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The #MeToo movement is expanding, and employers have a new worry: A group of wealthy Hollywood stars, producers, directors, writers and agents have added #TIMESUP to the anti-sexual harassment social media conversation. Employers are the target.

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A substantial percentage of working women say they have experienced gender-based bias in a variety of ways.

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Before you act on a hastily made decision, ask these questions to see if it passes ethical muster.

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The IRS’ standard mileage rate, which you can use to reimburse employees who drive their own cars on business, increases to 54.5¢ a mile for 2018, up one penny from the 2017 rate.

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Essentially, a retaliatory hostile environment claim looks at situations in which life was made generally difficult for an employee in small ways that in themselves would not affect a term or condition of employment.

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