U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D–N.Y.) has introduced legislation that would bar employers from including sexual harassment or gender discrimination claims in mandatory arbitration agreements. Identical legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives.
More employers added these benefits offerings than any others between 2016 and 2017.
A panel of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled for the first time that discrimination on the basis of transgender and transitioning status violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
Whether it’s discussing vacation policies, enrolling workers in the benefits plan or conducting training, HR chatbots are assisting employees in all these transactions. HR is also using these artificial-intelligence tools in the recruiting process.
Is your organization reaping the full financial benefits of having an employee assistance program? If your employees aren’t using it, probably not.
No manager enjoys having “the talk” with employees. But ignoring an employee’s poor performance won’t make the problem go away; it’ll only make things worse.
There’s aren’t many ways for an employer to defend against allegations that a supervisor sexually harassed a subordinate. But a careful investigation may uncover evidence that the relationship was wholly consensual, which may help.
Some disabilities cause behavioral problems at work. A corollary is that some employees may try to excuse rule-breaking as a side effect of their medical conditions. Even if you suspect that’s what is going on, proceed with extreme care.
Whether you’re giving an oral warning to a new hire or issuing a last chance to a veteran employee who is on thin ice, there’s one step you must take before you discipline: Pinpoint exactly why the employee isn’t performing appropriately.
The Department of Labor has filed suit against a northern Washington berry farm for violating the labor provisions of the H-2A visa program by favoring foreign workers over an eligible U.S. citizen who wanted a job.
The U.S. Department of Labor on March 1 named the newest honoree in its Labor Hall of Fame: former President Ronald Reagan.
Working professionals surveyed for a recent OfficeTeam poll said they spend an average of 25.5 minutes per day on sports-related activities in the office during the college basketball playoffs.
Washington becomes the 11th state to prohibit private-sector employers from asking about arrests or criminal convictions on job applications.
Looking to leverage social media to communicate with employees? Here’s what U.S. adults use most often.
If confirmed, John Ring—currently co-chair of the labor/management practice at the Morgan Lewis law firm—would give Republicans a 3-2 majority on the NLRB.
Employers sometimes forget that in addition to offering reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities, they have a similar obligation to reasonably accommodate employees’ religious practices.
Sometimes, it makes sense to simply agree to a disability accommodations request that sounds low-cost, easy to implement and convenient.
The 10,000 employees of Costco Wholesale, the discount warehouse retailer, enjoy the nation’s most generous pay and benefits, according to a survey by Indeed.com.
The companies that do the best job of managing health care costs and improving plan efficiency rely on account-based health plans, according to new research by Willis Towers Watson.
If your HR department has been struggling to keep up with a growing workforce and new compliance duties, it may be time to add to your HR staff.