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Monthly Archive: June 2017

How To Implement Change in Your Workplace

New research suggests that not only are we not generally a fan of change, but implementing a change – especially in the corporate world – is often far from successful. Specifically, the study by Towers Watson suggests that between 50 percent and …

Department of Labor can Hinder Your Future Recruiting for Past Transgressions

We all know that a Department of Labor (DOL) investigation is no fun, particularly if it doesn’t go your way and you wind up paying a hefty sum as a result. However, as one recent case reveals, the effects of a DOL …

June is Men’s Health Month

The attitude with men is generally ‘if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it!’ This applies to DIY jobs around the house, repairs for their car, and especially their attitude towards their own health. With this in mind, it should come as no …

EEOC Comes Down on Pregnancy Discrimination

At this stage in the game, it is very well known that you simply cannot discriminate against an employee based on the grounds of pregnancy. However, it would seem some companies never learn! In the latest case, Florida-based insurance firm Brown & …

House Passes Bill that Would Swap Overtime Pay for Comp Time

The House recently passed the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017, which would allow private sector employers to offer up to 160 hours of comp time in lieu of paying workers time-and-a-half for overtime. A similar bill has also been introduced in …

Tips for Minimizing Distractions for Work-From-Home Employees

When considering offering work-from-home opportunities to workers, many companies cite concerns about the likelihood that there are far too many distractions at home and that workers will thus be less productive. However, a recent survey by CartridgePeople.com suggests that employees who work …

Survey Outlines Paid Parental Leave Trends

Not-for-profit HR organization, WorldatWork, recently conducted a first-of-its-kind study that sought to determine whether paid parental leave will become a mainstream benefit offering in the US – and what the actual benefits may entail. But before we go any further, let us …

Indiana Becomes First State to Implement Statewide ‘Ban the Box’ Laws

Earlier this month, Indiana became the first state to ban local ‘ban the box’ laws, which seek to regulate when an employer can ask about an applicant’s criminal history during the job application process, and instead implemented statewide legislation on the issue. …
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