Salary Negotiations Aren’t Happening as Much as You’d Think

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 22:00
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A new survey shows that a majority of job finalists are not leveraging the bargaining power they have in this candidates’ market.

White House Hiring Underscores Need to Check Resumes for Fraud

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 22:00
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When an employer as seemingly sophisticated as the White House can miss clues that someone has falsified his or her resume, it’s likely most employers could, too. Taylor Weyeneth was recently demoted from his post as an administrative leader in President Donald Trump’s Office of National Drug Control Policy after an investigation revealed a lack of experience and misrepresentations on his resume.

House Passes Bill to Make ADA Accessibility Lawsuits Harder to Bring

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:00
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​Small businesses should have a chance to correct accessibility violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) before they are sued, say Republicans in the House of Representatives.

Accommodating ‘Gender-Nonbinary’ Individuals—Neither Men nor Women

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:00
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The number of people identifying as gender-nonbinary—meaning, as neither male nor female—is on the rise, shifting the diversity conversation and raising new compliance challenges.

Navigate Workers’ Medical and Recreational Use of Marijuana

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:00
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The widespread availability of recreational marijuana in California should prompt businesses and HR professionals to review their policies governing impairment, testing and drug-free workplaces.

FMLA: A Primer for HR

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:00
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The Family and Medical Leave Act is complex, but it is manageable when HR develops robust policies, train managers and guard against abuse.

Salary History Bans Could Reshape Pay Negotiations

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:00
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Many state and local legislatures are banning employers from asking job candidates about their past pay—and salary negotiations may never be the same.

Peru: New Legislative Protection for Equal Pay

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:00
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There is a new law in Peru prohibiting wage discrimination on gender grounds, which came into force on Dec. 28, 2017.

Canada: The Effects of Cannabis Legalization on the Workplace

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:00
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​As of July 2018, recreational use of cannabis will be legal in Canada. In light of this, it becomes even more important for Canadian employers to adopt clear policies on the use of drugs and alcohol by their employees.

Could Swiss-Style Apprenticeships Fill in the U.S. Skills Gap?

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:00
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As U.S. employers create more jobs with in-demand skills, businesses, workforce development advocates, educational institutions and the government are turning to apprenticeships to bring workers up to speed.

Employers in This State Can’t Reject Job Applicants ‘Solely’ for Smoking Pot

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:00
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Maine employers can not reject job applicants or fire employees “solely” for testing positive for marijuana, according to the state’s new recreational marijuana law, which went into effect Feb. 1.

At Tax Time, Remind Modest Earners About the Saver’s Credit

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:00
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During tax season, employers have an opportunity to let low- and moderate-income workers know about a special tax credit that can help them save for retirement through their employer-sponsored plan.

How to Prepare Your Workforce for Violent Incidents

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 22:00
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The workplace is not a safe haven from shootings and other violence. Give employees the best chance of staying safe by preparing them for the worst.

Is Talent the X Factor in Amazon’s HQ2 Decision?

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 22:00
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Amazon is about to make the battle for talent a full-fledged war in the community it selects for its second headquarters.

Hair, Saliva or Urine—Which Is Best for Drug-Testing Job Candidates?

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 22:00
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Employers want a safe and healthy workforce, and so two-thirds of them test workers for drug use, according to recent research—but which method of testing is most effective?

Achievement Awards Still Deductible—Within Limits—Under Tax Act

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 22:00
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Restrictions on the deductibility of employee achievement awards were sustained by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. But if employers abide by the rules, they can avoid taxes on noncash awards that help to attract talent, foster engagement and promote retention.

Ontario: New Employer, New Contract, New Rules

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 22:00
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The Ontario Court of Appeal restored an employment termination clause that a motion judge struck down as invalid for lack of "consideration," defined as anything of value exchanged by the parties to the contract.

GrubHub Driver Found to Be Independent Contractor, Not Employee

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 22:00
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The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California found a gig economy worker to be an independent contractor who is not entitled to the rights of an employment relationship.

California Employers Get Help with Immigration Inspection Notices

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 22:00
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California employers must obtain warrants and subpoenas from immigration agents and provide certain notices to employees. The California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement recently developed a template that employers may use to notify employees about an upcoming inspection.

California Lawmakers Want to Ban Confidential Sexual Harassment Settlements

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 22:00
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California legislators are considering a number of bills to fight sexual harassment in the workplace. One such bill would ban confidential settlements of certain claims.

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