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The Gig Is Up: Uber Agrees to Pay $100 Million in Dispute Over Drivers’ Employment Status

October 18, 2022

Via: HR Hero

There’s a growing tendency for workers to request mobility in the labor market. Coupled with this is a growing tendency for businesses to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees. This phenomenon has been dubbed a “gig” economy. Recently, […]


Research

Where’s the Harm? Court Splits on Title VII Liability for Lateral Transfers

September 7, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Recently, the influential U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Circuit ruled that denial of a lateral transfer request based on protected status is actionable under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 without proving […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

DOL Explains Expanding FMLA Leave to Care for Mental Health Conditions

September 2, 2022

Via: HR Hero

We’ve all heard about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) when it comes to expectant mothers or for recovery from serious physical health conditions, such as heart attacks or surgeries. The application of FMLA protection for mental health conditions […]


Research

Employer-Provided Abortion, Travel Benefits: An Overview of Legal Considerations

August 31, 2022

Via: HR Hero

In the wake of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, many companies have announced plans to assist employees in accessing abortion services, including providing travel assistance to employees located in states where abortion […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Out-of-the-Box Benefits To Boost Recruiting

August 3, 2022

Via: HR Hero

When it comes to benefits, your business is likely already offering some obvious ones. Healthcare. Dental. Vision. All of these things are important, to be sure, but in today’s recruitment market, you may need to go above and beyond to […]


Research

NYC Releases Guidance on New ‘Salary Transparency’ Law

August 2, 2022

Via: HR Hero

The New York City Human Rights Commission (NYCHRC) recently released guidance about the city’s new law requiring “salary transparency” in job advertisements for employees, interns, domestic workers, and some independent contractors. The law takes effect on May 15, 2022. The […]


Research

Tips on Tallying Up State Tax, Withholding Consequences of Remote Work

July 21, 2022

Via: HR Hero

One of the most sweeping economic changes arising as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is the shift from in-person to remote working. Although many employees have returned to working on location again, factors indicate the labor market has evolved […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

That’s a Wrap on HR Employee Benefits Week 2022!

April 22, 2022

Via: HR Hero

As HR Employee Benefits Week comes to a close, we want to look back at all the offering and events that transpired throughout this exciting event! Monday Feature Article | All Aboard: You Can’t Change Healthcare Unless Your Members Opt […]


News

Want a Union Card with Your Latte? Labor Activity Starts Percolating at Starbucks

April 22, 2022

Via: HR Hero

For some people, loyalty to a particular coffee brand rivals their devotion to a favorite college football team. Kathleen, my spouse, would crawl three miles over broken glass for her Starbucks Americano decaf. I favor QuikTrip and McDonald’s coffee. Within […]


News

BlueConic SVP on how to become a ‘Best Place to Work’

February 9, 2022

Via: HRD America

Boston-based BlueConic has been named a Best Place to Work in 2022 by Built In, an online community for startups and tech companies. The customer data platform received the honor due to its extensive benefits package, inclusive company culture and […]


Research

Former Employees Can’t Sue Employers Under Utah’s Mini-COBRA Statute

December 3, 2021

Via: HR Hero

In Greek mythology, Panacea was the goddess of universal remedy. She supposedly had a potion of herbs to cure almost any ailment. From the fabled goddess, the English language has adopted the word “panacea” to mean a cure-all or solution […]


Research

Ruling Helps Employers Ending Union Pension Funding

November 15, 2021

Via: HR Hero

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Michigan employers) recently issued a long-awaited decision about the appropriateness of interest rate assumptions used by union pension funds to calculate withdrawal liability. The court affirmed a district court’s opinion holding […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Companies in India Tailor Benefits to a New World of Working

September 24, 2021

Via: SHRM

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change the way we work, some employers in India have updated their employee benefits and allowances to make them more relevant to current times. A top priority has been medical benefits, given that the […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Recruiting with a Well-Balanced Benefit Offering

May 28, 2021

Via: HR Hero

When job candidates consider which position is best for them, benefits can be the factor that tips them from one company to another. As an indirect form of compensation, benefits fuel their quality of life. The responsibility of any good […]


News

Employer’s Ambiguous Communications Lead to Trial in FMLA Case

May 7, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Ambiguous and confusing communications by an employer and benefits administrator to an employee about her Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and short-term disability (STD) leave requests created issues of fact for a trial to decide, a federal district court […]


Research

Some Companies Are Benefiting from an Integrated Approach to Battling Reduced Workforce Well-Being from COVID-19 – According to New Study by the HR Research Institute

March 8, 2021

Via: HR Vendornews

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected work over the past year in many ways, and most HR professionals (64%) agree that employee well-being has been significantly reduced. Organizations with a more integrated and robust approach to well-being have tended to respond […]


Research, Software

Employers Show Significant Confusion Regarding Migraine Disease in the Workplace – According to New Study by the HR Research Institute and Aimed Alliance

January 26, 2021

Via: HR Vendornews

Migraine disease takes a heavy toll on employee well-being and productivity, but many organizations are still struggling with how best to manage employees suffering from the disease. The free research report, The State of Migraine Disease in the Workplace 2021, is […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Which Health and Employee Benefits Attract Employees?

March 12, 2020

Via: Spark

Employees looking for a new job, or considering whether to stay with their current employer, indicate that employee benefits offerings are very important in their decision. To learn more on this topic, ADP, in partnership with SourceMedia Research/Employee Benefit News, […]


Workplace wellness

New Wellness Benefit: Teaching Employees How to Play Musical Instruments

November 5, 2019

Via: HR Hero

HR managers are always looking for new, effective benefits to offer their employees. I have recently learned of a unique and engaging benefit: providing the tools and space for your employees to learn and play musical instruments at work. I […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Employees Are Growing Up—Your Benefits Need to, Too

August 14, 2019

Via: HR Hero

We are now nearly a decade into tech’s boom across the globe, and there are no definitive signs of a slowdown. While the winners in the space continue to hurdle toward dominance, we’re seeing them come under pressure for everything […]