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Monthly Archive: September 2016

Could you fire Colin Kaepernick?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock – or really hate football – chances are you’ve heard about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his refusal to stand for the playing of the national anthem at the beginning of each football …

Most employers supportive of minimum wage increases

A new survey by CareerBuilder suggests that the bulk of employers do not think that the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour is fair and now, more than ever, they want to take steps to improve earnings for the so-called …

Popularity of HSAs expected to grow, survey says

A new survey of top health savings account (HSA) providers suggests that the popularity of these accounts will continue to grow as more people open accounts and those who have them increase their investment. As of June 30, there were 18.2 million …

Seven steps for effective hands-on training

When it comes to getting new employees up to speed – or training existing employees in a new skill – one of the most effective ways is via hands-on training. As the name would suggest, hands-on training means using your hands and …

Jobs created in the post-recession economy filled primarily by college grads

A study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce finds that while new jobs are being added as part of the post-recession economy, they are not the same jobs that were lost. The survey suggests that the industry’s most …

Hurricane preparedness for the workplace

Although Hurricane Hermine, thankfully, veered off course and didn’t cause too much damage, the threat of such a tropical storm presents an excellent opportunity to revisit the hurricane preparedness checklist for HR professionals from David L. Barron of law firm Cozen O’Connor. …

Survey reveals average employee compensation increases for 2017

We’ve reported numerous times that as the economy continues to recover, employees are increasingly feeling like they may have more clout in salary negotiations. However, a study by Willis Towers Watson suggests that worker pay increases are expected to hold steady at …

EEOC issues new guidance on retaliation claims

In late August, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted its finalized Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues. The commission also issued two additional resource documents: a question and answer publication that summarizes the guidance document and a short small business …

How to avoid asking the interview questions that can get you in trouble

When interviewing a job candidate, you know there are certain lines of questioning that you must simply avoid. Obvious examples include asking a candidates age, religion or political views. But sometimes even a seemingly innocent question can land you in legal hot …
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