Top 5 tips for employers when managing pregnant employees

Women now make up over 50 percent of the workforce. Many of these women are pregnant employees and new mothers. With a significant number of women working later into their pregnancies than ever before, employers face a number of issues… continue
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Three Embarrassing U.S. Employee Terminations…and How to Avoid Them

Successful U.S. HR professionals are excellent multi-taskers.  They know how to recruit and retain the best talent, foster employee engagement, monitor employee performance and information distribution and proactively comply with ever-changing legislation – all while positioning their companies to be… continue
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5 Crazy US Workplace Accidents and Tips on Preventing Similar Events

When workers and employers do not take the right steps to ensure safety, there is no question that bad things can happen. Here are five crazy US workplace accidents, and some employer tips on avoiding similar fates: 1. Attack of… continue
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Reviewing Employee Handbooks: Nine Steps to Giving Your Staff Handbook an Annual Checkup

While many employers know it is a good practice to have an employee handbook in place, it is crucial to give your employee handbook an annual check up to see which policies should be reviewed, revisited and updated based on… continue
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Top 5 HR Mistakes in Mergers and Acquisitions

US HR professionals play a prominent and crucial role in preparing for organizational restructures like a merger or acquisition.  If a restructure is like uncharted waters to an explorer, then HR and its Transition Team are the captains of the… continue
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US Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Rulings Featured in New Podcast

In a new XpertHR podcast, key members of our US editorial team discuss the impact on HR of the historic US Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Windsor to strike down  Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage… continue
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To shred or not to shred? That is the recordkeeping question

US HR professionals struggle with recordkeeping concerns on a regular basis. Even with up-to-date statutory requirements at hand, the decision to discard records could be complicated due to a legal hold or other liability concerns. Given federal, state and local… continue
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Podcast ponders how US drug legalization laws impact HR

With many US states having legalized medical marijuana, and Colorado and Washington now permitting recreational marijuana use for individuals 21 and older, what do these laws really mean for employers? Making these legalization laws especially dicey is the fact that… continue
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Key payroll tax facts at your fingertips in XpertHR infographic

A new XpertHR infographic provides an in-depth look at the history of US payroll taxes and how employers have rapidly become the nation’s central tax collector. It’s no secret the US tax system has become so complex over the past… continue
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Sexual Orientation Discrimination: Five Key LGBT Developments Affecting the Workplace

Equal treatment for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community seemed like a pipe dream in 1996 when the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was passed defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. But things came… continue
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