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

February 1, 2023

Via: SHRM

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 use electronic monitoring to persuade courts to award them damages. Several legal […]


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How to Respond to Drinking on the Job

February 1, 2023

Via: SHRM

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 customers. That response may entail doing a quick investigation and […]


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Report: The gender pay gap has dramatically improved for women in marketing and design

January 31, 2023

Via: HR Dive

A growing number of employers are taking action on pay equity, new research is showing. Many employers have been influenced by the desire to “do the right thing;” others are concerned about mitigating the legal risk of unequal pay, a […]


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One in 10 workers think about suicide or self-harm

January 25, 2023

Via: Personnel Today

There has been an increase in the number of professionals experiencing thoughts of suicide or self-harm, with women almost twice as likely as men to seek support, according to a survey. Research published by workplace wellbeing provider Champion Health finds […]


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Make Sure You’re Fit to Administer FMLA Fitness-for-Duty Requirements

January 23, 2023

Via: HR Hero

Maybe you’ve experienced this: An employee has a serious health condition, you provide the required Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) paperwork, and the certification form either comes back not fully filled out or so vague that you’re unable to figure […]


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Employer Exemptions Under the CCPA

January 20, 2023

Via: SHRM

Since the California Consumer Privacy Act’s (CCPA) 2018 passage, employers have been wondering how the law will apply to data collected and maintained about employees. Until now, employment data had been exempted from most of the CCPA’s requirements. But the […]


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Sudden Illness at Work Can Trigger FMLA Obligations

January 18, 2023

Via: SHRM

Because employees spend a lot of time at work, it’s not uncommon for medical emergencies and flare-ups of chronic conditions to occur at the workplace. Workers may experience events like heart attacks, hernias, fainting, asthma attacks or acute appendicitis. If […]


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Connecticut ‘Clean Slate’ Law Erases Criminal Convictions

January 17, 2023

Via: SHRM

A major law about the erasure and consideration of criminal convictions in employment in Connecticut took effect Jan. 1. Passed by the Connecticut legislature and signed into law by Gov. Ned Lamont in 2021, Connecticut’s “Clean Slate” law will alter […]


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SAP’s North America HR head: ‘Hiring slowdown is inevitable’

January 17, 2023

Via: HRD America

Most economists agree that a recession will be declared this year, and many of the largest employers in the United States have already prepared. That’s why we’ve seen mass layoffs and hiring freezes over the past six months, especially in […]


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NIOSH Issues Guidelines for Employers of Temporary Workers

January 9, 2023

Via: SHRM

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a new set of safety and health best practices to assist employers that hire temporary workers. The agency stated that temporary workers—defined as those paid by a staffing company […]


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Employee Told to Retake Physical Fitness Test Could Proceed with Bias Claims

January 9, 2023

Via: SHRM

A doctor who brought sex and age discrimination claims against the U.S. attorney general because she failed an allegedly discriminatory physical fitness test that was a condition of her employment and was told to either retake the test, resign or […]


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NLRB Ruling Ensures Off-Duty Contractors Can Organize at Worksite

January 3, 2023

Via: SHRM

The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that off-duty contractors can participate in union activities at the workplace. The board’s Dec. 16 decision overturns a overturns a 2019 decision and reestablishes a 2011 standard. It concludes that a property owner […]


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New York State Poised to Increase Fines for Workplace Injuries and Deaths

December 23, 2022

Via: SHRM

On Dec. 12, 2022, the New York State Legislature passed a workplace safety bill known as Carlos’ Law. This bill, originally introduced in 2017 and named for an individual who died on a construction worksite in 2015, would amend the […]


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IR35 impact report ‘fails to tell the full story’

December 16, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

The rules were changed in 2017 for public sector employers and 2021 for private sector businesses, and meant that responsibility for determining a contractor’s employment status shifted to the organisation rather than the individual. The Treasury announced in its mini-budget […]


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Ministers finally ditch much delayed workers watchdog

December 16, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

Business secretary Grant Shapps has revealed that plans for a “single enforcement body” for labour laws had been put on the backburner. It would have brought together three current regulators under one roof and had a remit to impose large […]


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End-of-Year Website Audit Recommended to Ensure CPRA Compliance

December 13, 2022

Via: SHRM

As the year ends, privacy and legal departments can audit external-facing privacy statements and other website practices to ensure compliance with the California privacy law amendments, which take effect in January 2023. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), as amended […]


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Swedish Employment Law Changes Seek Employee Protections

December 13, 2022

Via: SHRM

Sweden recently implemented major changes in employment law touching on workforce reductions, firing disputes, fixed-term employment and staffing agency workers. Significant updates to the Swedish Employment Protection Act (EPA) provide new protections to workers and benefits for employers. “The new […]


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Law firms dominate Social Mobility Index, but overall quality declines

December 9, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

But chair of the Social Mobility Foundation, Alan Milburn, said that despite the forward moves made by many firms there were still problems and that this year had seen a reduction in the quality of many submissions. Browne Jacobson, which […]


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How US maternal mortality is an HR issue

December 8, 2022

Via: HR Dive

Particularly on the heels of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, employers have addressed rekindled interest in reproductive health benefits and activism. Still, one element of the mainstream conversation that may be missing is intersectionality. Research firm Mercer […]


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NHS pension changes to retain doctors ‘fall short’ says BMA

December 5, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

The BMA criticised pension arrangements in 2019, when Matt Hancock was health secretary, saying it was in senior doctors’ best interests to work part time. In a letter to the government the doctors’ union highlighted that a senior doctor working […]