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The HR Specialist

As women continue to speak out for equality in the workplace, employers that align compensation systems and their organizational cultures to support working mothers will attract top talent.

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Climbing the corporate ladder still requires the right look, new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam suggests.

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People rarely leave their jobs unannounced. They may not use words, but in one way or another, they typically signal their intention to leave. Watch for these key indicators—and then be ready to sit down with the employee to discuss future work plans.

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The U.S. Supreme Court upholds the right of employers to require terms that include barring employees from filing class-action lawsuits.

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From digital tool and die makers to semiconductor technicians to old-school trades such as plumbers and electricians, people who know how to work with their hands as well as their heads are in short supply.

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With the rise of the gig economy, some of your employees may have started a side hustle to bring in extra income. If an employee’s second job leads to working long hours, exhaustion could lower his or her productivity, and in some cases it could create liability for you.

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It’s likely that the Starbucks incidents reveal some form of discriminatory animus on the part of individual employees. But from a management and HR perspective, there is another layer.

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Summer youth employment has fallen dramatically in the last 40 years.

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More than 80% of Americans have social media accounts, and 68% of those users say they have work colleagues in their circle of online friends.

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Retail giant Target has agreed to pay $3.9 million to settle a long-running discrimination suit alleging its policy of not hiring people with criminal convictions disproportionately affects black and Hispanic applicants.

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The National Labor Relations Board is considering enacting a rule to address the standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act.

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If you are in the habit of hiring workers who lack proper work authorization, beware! Employers have become one of the federal government’s key targets in the effort to curb illegal immigration.

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Though the economy is improving, many U.S. workers are still pumping the brakes on their retirement plans.

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The U.S. Department of Labor plans to wait until 2019 to release new proposed overtime rules for white-collar employees. The announcement, buried deep inside the Trump administration’s spring regulatory agenda document, merely states that the DOL will issue a notice of proposed rulemaking on “01/00/2019″—in other words, sometime next year.

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Say your marketing director breaks his leg during an after-hours employee softball game against a crosstown company. Who’s responsible? You might be surprised.

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Staffing your store or restaurant with only young people crashes hard against federal and state laws that forbid age discrimination in hiring and promotions. And that can be expensive. In fact, it just cost the national restaurant chain Seasons 52 more than $2.85 million.

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Training isn’t enough. Without careful follow-up, your training efforts may backfire—badly! Consider what happened in early May at Albertsons, the national grocery store chain.

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Good news and bad news from the April unemployment report.

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The Trump administration says it plans to make another 15,000 H-2B guest worker visas available this year.

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OSHA heralds the arrival of warmer weather with a reminder that heat illness can be deadly. Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die.

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