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How to Bungle an FMLA Policy in 10 Easy Steps

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been around since 1993. And while there are a lot of requirements and regulations for employers to navigate, the basic obligations of the law are well known for the most part, and… continue

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HR Intel: Unemployed or Underemployed? That is the Question

Have you ever wondered how “unemployment” can be so low (4.3% nationally), but yet there seem to be so many complaints from people not being able to find jobs and from CEOs complaining that their companies can’t find enough candidates?… continue

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8 Tips for Handling Mental Health Issues and ADA/FMLA Compliance

Most people easily recognize that a physical illness or disability may require a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act or time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act. But mental disabilities are covered by the ADA and… continue

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HR Intel: What the ‘Federal Vacuum’ Means for HR

Much of the employment-related commentary and guidance around what to expect from the Trump Administration can be summed up as follows: wait and see. I’ve been guilty of it myself with HR Intel, harping on the uncertainty that this transition… continue

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Paid Family Leave Programs Get Competitive

When Deloitte, the national auditing, tax and consulting firm, recently announced its new paid family leave policy, HR professionals took notice.
Deloitte’s new policy drew attention because it not only gives up to 16 weeks of fully-paid family leave to… continue

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Back to School Special: School-Related Leave Issues

It is that time of year. School buses are gleaming, pencils are sharpened and children everywhere are eager to charge back through the schoolhouse doors.
Well, maybe not quite.
If your house is like mine, the pencils are those worn… continue

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HR Intel: What Apple’s Fight with the Feds Means for Employers

As Apple continues its slugfest with the federal government over access to the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone (the Department of Justice now wants Apple to decrypt 12 additional iPhones for unrelated, non-terror-related crimes), employers and HR professionals should closely monitor… continue

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HR Intel – The Minimum Wage Battle Flares Up and More…

A roundup of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve
For employees, the fight for wages is personal.  Yesterday, thousands of fast food workers went on strike around the country, primarily seeking $15 minimum… continue

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As Veterans Day Approaches: Best Practices for Employers in Handling Vets

As Veterans Day quickly approaches, we should all be reminded of the honor, commitment and sacrifice of those serving, and those who have served in the military. Military veterans are often talented workers with strong work ethics who can bring… continue

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How Employee Handbooks Can Keep You Out of Court

An employee handbook can be a critical tool not only in setting forth the company’s values and culture, but in helping an employer stay out of court. In a recent XpertHR webinar, Littler Mendelson employment attorneys Christopher Cobey and Marissa… continue

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