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The HR Specialist

Under the ADA, each worker’s disability must be considered on an individualized basis. Thus, a condition that might not slow down one person may have a more profound effect on another, warranting a reasonable accommodation.

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An alternative dispute-resolution program lets you identify and address problems while they’re still manageable and before they land in court. Here’s a six-step process for establishing an ADR program.

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The U.S. Department of Labor has begun issuing opinion letters again, following a nine-year hiatus. Opinion letters are a time-honored way for the DOL to answer employers’ specific questions on how to interpret the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Nearly two in five HR managers (39%) said it’s common for their company to offer employees promotions without salary increases. That’s a 17-point jump from a similar 2011 survey.

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In a recent NPR radio interview, Society for Human Resource Management CEO Johnny Taylor reported that #MeToo has created an “HR level of activity like nothing we’ve ever seen.”

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An overwhelming majority of Fortune 500 corporations prohibit discrimination on the basis of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender status.

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Note to large employers everywhere: If you’re going to cheat anyone out of the pay they deserve, don’t do it to lawyers.

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You can’t require employees to work when they are out on FMLA leave. However, you can offer them the option of doing some work, as long as it is not presented as a condition of continued employment.

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In the current workforce—where talent is in shorter supply, and the nature of work has undergone significant changes—organizations must focus on developing people, rather than rating them. This requires a shift to performance development.

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Disability claims for joint disorders and musculoskeletal issues have increased significantly over the past 10 years in the U.S., according to data from Unum, the nation’s largest provider of disability insurance.

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Nevada Restaurant Services, a large Las Vegas gaming company that operates slot machines, casinos and bars in Nevada and Montana, will pay $3.5 million to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the EEOC.

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When an employee files an EEOC complaint or otherwise indicates that a lawsuit may be coming, it sometimes makes sense to settle out of court. If you decide to go that route, make careful notes on every step in the process.

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Low unemployment is forcing unusual changes. New research from the Society for Human Resource Management identifies a potentially significant pool of untapped workers: Applicants who have criminal records.

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If all goes according to plan, Walmart employees will be able to obtain a college degree without piling up student loan debt or having to seek state and federal grants.

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Whether you want to enjoy a summer vacation or have to unexpectedly be out of the office because of a family emergency, actions you take now can save you from worrying about work. These preparations will make you confident that your colleagues can handle your absence.

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 4 decision in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple was not a signal to employers that it is acceptable to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.

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Criminal background checks are the most common kind of pre-hire screening.

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The NLRB has ruled that Walt Disney World in Florida did not violate the National Labor Relations Act when it withheld $1,000 bonuses from union members unless they ratified a new union contract.

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The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals has made it official: Sometimes an employee just needs to grow a thicker skin to deal with the petty annoyances that vex many workplaces.

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The Internal Revenue Service has announced 2019 inflation-adjusted amounts for health savings accounts and high-deductible health plans.

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