Conducting Workplace Investigations in Canada: What HR Needs to Know

The failure to have a formal complaint and investigative procedure could expose a Canadian employer to aggravated and punitive damages if the decision to terminate an employee was based on a flawed or biased investigation. So what can employers do… continue

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Challenging Employee Handbook Issues Showcased in XpertHR Webinar

A recent XpertHR webinar features employee handbook issues and reveals some rather interesting findings. Presented by Littler Mendelson employment attorney Chris Cobey, the webinar explores a multitude of legal trends, including paid sick leave, minimum wage changes and more. During… continue

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Employee Handbook Mistakes: FMLA Case Offers Important Lessons

A recent 6th Circuit Court of Appeals case provides employers with important lessons when it comes to employee handbook policies, in particular their family and medical leave policy. Employees are eligible for leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave… continue

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Employer Best Practices for Handling Workplace Relationships

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the recent XpertHR webinar on romance in the workplace discussed legal requirements and best practices for employers to follow in order to minimize their risks. The webinar also explored sexual harassment in the workplace… continue

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Wage Theft Podcast Examines Troubling US Trend

Is wage theft on the rise among employers? Some reports estimate that wage theft is costing US employees billions of dollars per year. The Department of Labor certainly has taken note and stepped up investigations into this issue.
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New OSHA Recordkeeping/Reporting Requirements Go Into Effect

January 1 was not only the first day of the New Year, it was also implementation day for many new and updated employment laws. In the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) arena, January 1 marked the beginning of the… continue

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New Leave Laws Impact Employee Handbooks: Five Key Facts

As we say hello to 2015, a number of new leave laws may have a significant impact on employee handbooks. If you have not updated your handbook in the past year or two, chances are it is not compliant with… continue

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New Labor and Employment Laws Ring in 2015

 
As the Times Square ball dropped in New York City to ring in the new year, a host of new employment laws across the US took effect. Some of the key developments include a multitude of state minimum wage… continue

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Three Wage and Hour Trends to Watch in 2015

Wage and hour issues have presented significant compliance challenges for HR during the past several years, and 2015 promises to be no different. Here are three trends that should be on everyone’s radar screen for the upcoming year.

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Supreme Court Pregnancy Case Featured in New Podcast

If an employer provides light-duty accommodations for workers injured on the job, must it similarly accommodate pregnant employees? How the US Supreme Court resolves that question could have implications for millions of working women.
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