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The HR Specialist

Companies that live by social media can also die by social media if they don’t police what’s happening on their platforms. That’s especially true if you allow anyone out there to leave comments without prior review.

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Forty-three percent of employees work from home at least some of the time, and 20% are full-time telecommuters.

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Recent rule-tightening by the Trump administration seeks to curtail abuses and force companies to use coveted H-1B slots for high-paying, specialized positions.

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With the economy on the rise, employees are finding it easier to leave jobs in which they’re not completely comfortable. That’s putting more pressure on HR and managers to improve the onboarding process for new hires.

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An unlimited vacation policy can make ambitious high performers wary of appearing to be more absent than the person in the next cubicle.

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The Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, N.Y., has applied to the U.S. Department of Labor for eight H-2B visas.

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The employee can’t just quit and then expect to receive unemployment compensation benefits.

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The Senate adjourned for its two-week April recess without confirming Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor.

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The White House has sent Senate appropriators a spreadsheet detailing Department of Labor 2018 funding it plans to request.

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When it comes to selecting the best candidates, going deeper than just face value should be routine.

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More than half of senior managers interviewed by staffing firm OfficeTeam said the most distracting or annoying aspect of employee workspaces is sloppiness or disorganization.

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More than $2.6 trillion flows through U.S. employers to Uncle Sam.

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A recent study by the Society for Human Resource Management indicates the move by tech giants Netflix, Microsoft and Amazon to provide paid family leave programs was more flash in the pan than watershed.

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83% of employers either “strongly” or “somewhat” would support a mandatory electronic verification system.

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The Trump administration plans to hire 10,000 more Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

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Forty-one percent of U.S. employers say they’re hiring college-educated workers for positions that had been primarily held by those with high school degrees.

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In early April, two major news stories broke on the employment law beat. There is reason to believe the two developments will soon converge.

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While family caregiver discrimination is not a new protected category (and no federal law expressly prohibits employment discrimination against caregivers), a number of laws provide protection for employees with caregiving responsibilities.

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Say a manager claims a subordinate broke the rules and wants him fired. Don’t just take the boss’s word for it and rubber-stamp that termination recommendation.

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Those Walt Disney World “cast members” sweltering in the Florida sun were losing more than water weight as they pranced through the Magic Kingdom.

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