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Morale, Brand Can Suffer When Romance Rumors Go Public

Friday, February 3, 2023

​The way an organization handles workplace romance can have career consequences beyond the co-workers involved in a tryst, if how ABC News' handling of the affair between Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes of "GMA3: What You Need to Know" is any indication.

Ask HR: What Are the Risks and Rewards of Tuition Reimbursement Programs?

Friday, February 3, 2023

What should you watch out for when considering a company's tuition assistance program? Does time spent putting on protective gear at the worksite count as hours worked? SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, answers HR questions each week for USA Today.

'Leadership Comes in Little Moments'

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Experts from the Kansas Leadership Center talk about what behaviors to look for in potential leaders, how recent graduates and emerging professionals can position...

How to Develop Inclusive Managers

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Too many company leaders incorrectly assume managers will instinctively know how to translate a new diversity, equity and inclusion policy into action. HR needs to spell...

Goshen Health and MedCerts Partnership Creates Pipeline of Medical Assistants

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Goshen Health in northern Indiana is building a pipeline of employees trained to work as medical assistants through its partnership with MedCerts, a provider of career...

Job Openings Increase to 11 Million

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Job openings shot up to 11 million in December 2022, according to the monthly JOLTS report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

How to Respond to Drinking on the Job

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

When an employer suspects a worker has been drinking on the job or is intoxicated at work, it should respond to ensure the safety of the employee, their co-workers and...

Can US Employers Recover Damages from Former Employees for ‘Time Theft’?

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The case of a Canadian company that recovered damages in court from a former employee accused of “time theft” raises the question of whether U.S. employers can similarly...

New Guidance on Accommodating Workers with Hearing Disabilities

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) offered employers new guidance on how the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to job applicants and...

Three Additional Amazon Warehouses Cited for Safety Hazards

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) levied penalties on Amazon on Feb. 1 for safety violations at warehouses in Aurora, Colo.; Nampa, Idaho;...

Biden’s Firing of Former NLRB General Counsel Upheld

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

President Joe Biden had the authority to remove former National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Peter Robb on Inauguration Day because the president may remove the...

Inflation Caused Many Employees to Stop Saving for Retirement in 2022

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

New data shows a “clear correlation between the rise of inflation and Americans’ delayed or altered retirement plans,” one expert explains.

Security Protocols: Take Steps to Prevent Disclosure of Company Info

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

​The discovery of classified documents on the property of President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence underscores the...

Private-Sector Wage and Salary Increases Slightly Slow in 4th Quarter

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Labor compensation costs in the U.S. for private sector workers—including pay and benefits—increased 5.1 percent annual pace from a 4.4 percent increase a year earlier,...

States Sue to Block DOL’s ESG Rule

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Twenty-five states are suing the Biden administration in an attempt to block a Department of Labor rule that allows fiduciaries to consider environmental, social and...

Black Workers’ Progress in the World of Work

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Black workers deal with workplace challenges that many other groups do not. Dr. Kelisha B. Graves, an educator and author, discussed how employers can help Black workers...

OSHA Expands Enforcement Against Serious Safety Violators

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released new enforcement guidance on Jan. 26 that expands how it applies instance-by-instance citations for...

Amazon Faces Citations for Safety Violations at Three Locations

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Working conditions are unsafe for workers at three Amazon warehouses, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The agency sent citations to...

Employer that Failed to Pay Arbitration Fees on Time Could Not Compel Arbitration

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

An employer that failed to pay arbitration fees within 30 days after they were due was in breach of the arbitration agreement it had with a former employee and so could...

Firm’s Claim of Trade Secret Violations Is Upheld

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Companies should not hesitate to protect their trade secrets in court. This is especially true if an employee quits, takes trade secrets with them and provides the...