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The HR Specialist

Smart employers know it pays to appeal to millennial employees. For many millennials, one constant has defined their financial status for the entirety of their adult lives: The burden of student loan debt.

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Ivanka Trump has long expressed interest in making paid family or parental leave a reality. Now those efforts appear to be ramping up. Here’s what we know so far.

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In the gig economy that has emerged in the past five years, an old battle over worker classification has taken on fresh urgency.

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As the economy rebounds, you may be looking closely at ex-employees who departed on good terms. Here are six common rehiring mistakes.

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Some employees think they can sue their employer anytime they believe working conditions aren’t absolutely fair and free from conflict. They’re wrong.

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Controversial news, such as the recent uproar over immigration policy, could cost employers $832.5 million for every 19.2 minutes workers spend discussing and reading about it at work, according to calculations by Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

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More of your peers are finding they need to promote and prove the worth of learning programs they run. So they’re turning to the annual-report concept.

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Workers who sue for harassment must still provide evidence that the motivation for the touching was somehow related to sex and not just part of a pattern of nonsexual touching meted out to everyone, male, female, heterosexual or gay.

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The percentage of working age Americans without health insurance is the highest it has been since 2013.

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Between 10% and 30% of résumés include untruths according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

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Some states have initiated their own individual mandates—which require most residents to have health coverage—in an effort to stabilize shaky state insurance markets.

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Getting out on the shop floor or into the breakroom could counter employee attitudes that link HR only with bad news and being disconnected from employees. Here are six tips to help raise HR’s visibility.

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President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., has filed paperwork with the Department of Labor to hire 61 waiters and cooks through the federal H-2B visa program.

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About 45% of employers permit some of their employees to telecommute. If you allow staff members to work from home, make sure managers and supervisors grant the privilege fairly.

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If Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to join the U.S. Supreme Court, replacing retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, it probably won’t signal a significant shift in how the court approaches employment law cases.

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When you smell alcohol on an employee, or receive reports that an employee smells of alcohol, you need to act fast to protect everyone’s safety. However, it’s also essential to handle the situation prudently. Follow these guidelines.

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At the core of the ADA is a philosophy that disabled workers must be judged by their actual ability to perform the job they seek or hold, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

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Over the years, the regulations for implementing the FLSA have changed to keep up with the economic realities of the day and the changing nature of work.

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The EEOC, the agency responsible for enforcing the ADEA, recently took a look back to see what progress older workers have made in the half century since the law took effect.

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HR professionals know first-hand the impact of workplace sexual harassment.

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