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1. Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors
(Compensation and Benefits )
Employer misclassification of their employees as independent contractors is a widespread phenomenon in the United States. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimates that employers have misclassified ...
Created on 11 October 2016
2. EEOC Releases New Online Resource Center for Small Businesses
(Business / Client Dev / Marketing)
... laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Additional information about the Commission is available on its website,  The site can also be located by clicking here ...
Created on 27 September 2016
3. Facebook Hacking (Searching for Job Titles and Employers by IDs)
(Sourcing and Research)
Due to the main professional social network not meeting our expectations on several fronts, there’s a growing interest in sourcing on Facebook. As many people are already aware, the Graph search ...
Created on 24 August 2016
4. 3 mistakes that job seekers do when doing salary negotiations...
(Career / Personal Development)
... “overvalued”, they usually will have very unrealistic compensation expectations and might lose great career opportunities when employers realize they have the wrong expectations. To avoid that mistake, ...
Created on 02 August 2016
5. How Legal Hazards Occur in the Recruiting and staffing Placement Process
(Recruiting and Candidate Dev)
... the report.   The staffing company must not disclose the report w/o prior permission. Also Staffing professionals must be aware that prior employers can not reveal information about prior ...
Created on 08 June 2016
6. When Background Checks Backfire
(Compliance and Legal)
... employers to rely on background checks as a screening tool in the application process– to screen out applications with undesirable marks or “records”, after all isn’t it reasonable to infer that these ...
Created on 08 June 2016
7. Five Due Diligence Question Asked in Every Interview
(Compliance and Legal)
The employment interview can be much more then just an opportunity to find candidates who are a good fit for an employer. It is also an important part of the due diligence process in which employers try ...
Created on 08 June 2016
8. Facebook Post Leads to Police Complaint, Leads to Termination, Leads to Lawsuit
(Social Media)
... social media.  Do these cases indicate an expansion of likely defendants?  Will there be lesslawsuits against employers or just more lawsuits altogether?  Perez v. Tedford, No. ...
Created on 08 June 2016
9. How to Electrify your Resume
(Career / Personal Development)
... accomplishments or contributions to your employers. For example, if you wrote copy for an online annual report or the script for a mini documentary, provide the direct hotlink in the description of the ...
Created on 08 June 2016
10. Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know to protect themselves legally
(Compliance and Legal)
A joint publication of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Federal Trade Commission When making personnel decisions - including hiring, retention, promotion, and reassignment - employers ...
Created on 08 June 2016
11. Facebook, Credit Checks, Criminal Records? Where the Law Stands on Employee Social Media and Background Checks
(Compliance and Legal)
You’ve probably heard about the controversy surrounding employers asking job applicants for their Facebook user names and passwords as part of the background check process. It sounds shocking, but it ...
Created on 08 June 2016
12. School-Facilitated Internships: No Worries, Right?
(Compensation and Benefits )
... and wage-payment requirements. He assists employers in preventive efforts designed to ensure compliance, and he handles both investigations conducted by government agencies and litigation in the wage and ...
Created on 08 June 2016
13. Brains, Brawn and Bravado; Incentives to Hire the “Experienced”
(Recruiting and Candidate Dev)
... to celebrate and commemorate the birthday of Facebook’s founder, highly talented professionals of every discipline and field go ignored by the nation’s employers because they are considered dead or dying. ...
Created on 08 June 2016
14. The 600 lb. position opening in the room
(Recruiting and Candidate Dev)
... Thirty-eight million (One-half the size of the Baby Boomers) and The Millennial Generation's number; seventy-four million (nearly as big as the Baby-Boomers). It leaves employers with the challenge of ...
Created on 08 June 2016
15. A Supervisor's Guide To Social Media, Part Two
(Social Media)
... supervisors. Therefore, a supervisor who complains about his job or his boss - whether in the break room or on Facebook - is not protected by the law. Furthermore, because most employers hold their managers ...
Created on 08 June 2016
16. Study proves that Facebook is not reliable as a hiring tool
(News Articles)
... minute reviews of college students’ Facebook pages, based on interviews with their employers six months later. Many people were angry about the study; to this day, I get irate comments on those old ...
Created on 26 May 2016
17. Questions and Answers Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures - UGESP
(Compliance and Legal)
... employers, labor organizations, employment agencies, apprenticeship committees, licensing and certification boards (see Question 7), and contractors or subcontractors, who are covered by one or more of ...
Created on 25 May 2016
18. Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act
(News Articles)
... to ensure that they continue to provide useful and effective tests for exemption. Additionally, the Final Rule amends the salary basis test to allow employers to use nondiscretionary bonuses and incentive ...
Created on 19 May 2016
19. What You Should Know: Questions and Answers about the EEOC and High School Diploma Requirements
(Compliance and Legal)
... Nothing in the letter prohibits employers from adopting a requirement that a job applicant have a high school diploma.  However, an employer may have to allow someone who says that a disability has ...
Created on 20 April 2016
20. The college degree is a useless overqualification
(Testing And Assessment)
... not hire today because of focusing on a very limiting, and potentially illegal requirement.. ? See also     EEOC warns employers that requiring High School Diploma ...
Created on 26 August 2014
21. How to handle ‘gaps’ in your employment resume.
(Career / Personal Development)
... relevant experience, achieved knowledge, enhanced training capabilities, and what was accomplished during the learning ‘gap’ to enhance your candidate desire-ability to future employers.   ...
Created on 10 October 2013
22. An Employers Guide to Reducing Costs in the Health Care System: Learning From What Has Been
... the 1990s, health care cost inflation slowed after several years of rapidly rising price increases. Many hoped that the various policies and programs implemented by government, employers, and insurers ...
Created on 07 October 2013
23. Time’s up, pencils down: EEOC final fiscal year end filing totals provide surprises and insight
(General HR)
“Here we go again.” It is the collective groan heard from employers across the country as they braced for the annual EEOC’s fiscal-year-end filing campaign. With 48 EEOC-initiated ...
Created on 04 October 2013
24. Liabilities Lurking -- The Interplay of FMLA and ADA
(Health / Safety / Risk Mgmt)
... the employers involved in each of these actions, employers are encouraged to carefully review FMLA and related leave policies and processes to ensure that HR practices do not run afoul of the EEOC’s ...
Created on 02 October 2013
25. It’s the final countdown: How the government shutdown affects labor and employment law
(General HR)
... days, after which the Judiciary will reassess the situation. Other federal services impacting employers that will be temporarily shuttered include e-Verify and the IRS. While it ...
Created on 01 October 2013
26. Do Privately-held Companies Have a Competitive Edge Over Public Companies for Attracting and Retaining Employees?
(Recruiting and Candidate Dev)
... and public companies can and should consider turning back to DB plans. Health Care: Employees may be facing similar struggles with health care choices. Currently most public and private employers ...
Created on 27 September 2013
27. EEOC Holds Both Staffing Firms and Staffing Clients Responsible Under EEO Laws
(Compliance and Legal)
... a broad range of employment law issues and in adversarial proceedings. In her role as an advisor to employers, boards of directors, and executives, Martha regularly provides practical advice and counsel ...
Created on 24 September 2013
28. Higher Education Pays: But a Lot More for Some Graduates Than for Others
(News Articles)
...    The S in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is oversold. Data from College Measures show that employers are paying more—often far more—for degrees in ...
Created on 23 September 2013
29. How volunteering equals work experience on your resume.
(Career / Personal Development)
... expose yourself as a vital and experienced professional to a room of potential new employers.  Your diversity of experiences will enable future employers to study your skill sets and your capabilities ...
Created on 22 September 2013
30. Five Ways to Avoid Disparate Impact in Pre-Employment Background Checks
(Compliance and Legal)
... making hiring decisions. If someone’s house is in foreclosure but former employers and references gave great reviews, the criminal background check came back with no history, the credit report was ...
Created on 20 September 2013
31. Factcheck on Obamacare Myths:
(News Articles)
... promise you can keep your plan. Employers are free to switch coverage, just as they were before. And there’s more. Since 2010, we’ve been debunking the persistent claim that members ...
Created on 19 September 2013
32. Fit Your Job
(Career / Personal Development)
... better fits their abilities. Testing can be expensive for employers, but many decide to test because they have found employment mistakes costly. For example, a company hired the competition’s ...
Created on 19 September 2013
33. EEOC wins LandMark Transgender Case
(News Articles)
... are cognizable under Title VII's sex discrimination prohibition. "Employers need to be made aware that their personal myths, fears, and stereotypes about gender identity can subject them ...
Created on 18 September 2013
34. In Search of a Job: Criminal Records as Barriers to Employment
(Employee / Labor Relations)
... majority of employers indicate that they would "probably" or "definitely" not be willing to hire an applicant with a criminal record, according to a study by Harry Holzer and colleagues.[28] ...
Created on 17 September 2013
35. Are you prepared for a FMLA Audit?
(Employee / Labor Relations)
... five National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) members, providing a full slate of confirmed members for the first time in more than a decade.  This activity is telling employers to be prepared.  ...
Created on 16 September 2013
36. Communicating for Results: Avoiding Miscommunications and Unnecessary Conflict
(Career / Personal Development)
... is likely to put them off completely. It’s critical to respond in a timely way, using the right tools, while also being cognizant of your audience’s needs. Now that the job market is softening up, recruiters/employers ...
Created on 12 September 2013
37. Will Homelessness Be the Next Protected Class?
(News Articles)
... be challenged in court, but courts generally give weight to agency interpretations. Strategies for Employers To avoid becoming a test case, employers should review certain policies and procedures ...
Created on 11 September 2013
38. Would you hire a homeless person? It may surprise you to learn that discrimination against the homeless may be unlawful — regardless of whether your state or the federal government has expressly prohibited this practice. If this is the case, could common
(News Articles)
... be challenged in court, but courts generally give weight to agency interpretations. Strategies for Employers To avoid becoming a test case, employers should review certain policies and procedures ...
Created on 11 September 2013
39. Survey Says: When compared with other professions Majority of Professionals rank Recruiters 3rd in Importance behind Doctors and Dentists
(News Articles)
... to examine whether a recruiter is a partner for life. Respondents were asked to be frank about their experiences of dealing with recruitment agencies, both as jobseekers and employers. A majority ...
Created on 09 September 2013
40. Is the Technology Skills Gap Fact or Fiction?
(News Articles)
... that employers advertise but have not found "qualified" applicants for -- has doubled from 1,900,000 jobs in June 2009 to 3,900,000 vacant positions in June 2013. That shouldn't happen, ...
Created on 06 September 2013
41. Frequently Asked Questions about Protection for Religious Clothing or Hairstyles in California
(Compliance and Legal)
... Earnings? This belief stands in sharp contrast to that held by 85% of all employers participating in a confidential survey conducted by who shared that tattoos and piercings influence ...
Created on 04 September 2013
42. Former EEOC GC on Background Checks when making Hiring Decisions
(News Articles)
... portion of E-RACE was the use of criminal histories by employers during the hiring process. Freeman was the second lawsuit that the EEOC filed after E-RACE that I know of.   Read more: ...
Created on 30 August 2013
43. US Labor Department announces final rules to improve employment of veterans, people with disabilities
(News Articles)
... contractors and subcontractors to affirmatively recruit, hire, train and promote qualified veterans and people with disabilities respectively. "In a competitive job market, employers need access ...
Created on 29 August 2013
44. EEOC Says Office Manager Used Security Cameras to Ogle Female Subordinate's Breasts
(News Articles)
... but refused to take the steps necessary to assure Ms. Kelley that this behavior would not ever happen again, or that they would provide a safe, harassment-free workplace going forward.  Employers ...
Created on 28 August 2013
45. Firing At-Will Employees: Legal Limitations
(Employee / Labor Relations)
... of resources, specific dangers, and gross mismanagement by their employers.  It does not apply to other governemental employees or to employees in the private sector.  See Coates’ Canon ...
Created on 27 August 2013
46. EEOC loses battle (but not war) on discriminatory background checks
(News Articles)
... student loans, or foreclosures would result in the applicant being rejected. The Freeman court joined the chorus of employers extolling what some consider the “common sense” of performing ...
Created on 26 August 2013
47. How Congress Can Undo The Supreme Court’s Attack On Workers’ Rights
(News Articles)
... decision and “clarify who counts as a ‘supervisor’ for the purpose of holding employers responsible for unlawful harassment,” she said. Read More at ...
Created on 26 August 2013
48. Reshoring: Bringing Back Our Jobs to America
(News Articles)
... Boston Consulting Group reported that 37% of large American employers were contemplating transfer of manufacturing from China to the U.S. Local U.S-based production is gaining ground on account of varied ...
Created on 26 August 2013
49. {Sandberg’d} The movement isn’t real if its leaders aren’t…
(Compensation and Benefits )
... wages than their unpaid counterparts, the National Association of Colleges and Employers stated in a recent infographic.     TL;DR:  If you start a movement, BE ...
Created on 21 August 2013
50. Do Unpaid Internships Lead to Jobs? Not for College Students
(News Articles)
... Colleges and Employers has asked graduating seniors if they've received a job offer and if they've ever had either a paid or unpaid internship. And for three years, it's reached the same conclusion: ...
Created on 20 August 2013
51. Court Dismisses EEOC’s Background Check Lawsuit Based On Its Reliance On “Laughable” And “Unreliable” Expert Report Filled Of “Errors and Analytical Fallacies”
(News Articles)
... employers’ reliance on background checks in making hiring decisions. The Court’s Opinion Prior to analyzing the EEOC’s disparate impact claim, Judge Titus discussed the utility ...
Created on 19 August 2013
52. Before you lose your job: Tactics to review before the change.
(Career / Personal Development)
... recommendations from clients, peers, or supervisors, as well as past employers. A profile with 10-15 recommendations looks like a ‘hot’ candidate to recruiters. If the boss questions a request, ...
Created on 19 August 2013
53. The difference between a resume, a bio, and curricula vitae.
... validating the credentials of the applicant. In Europe, the Middle East, Africa, or Asia, employers may expect a CV.  CVs can run as few as three pages to as long as 20 pages, depending upon the background ...
Created on 29 July 2013
54. The Global Workforce: Capitalizing On Pending Immigration Reform?
... along the southern United States border.  While these issues are both important and contentious, business owners and employers should be aware that many employment-related reforms enjoy broad ...
Created on 26 July 2013
55. 8 LinkedIn first-time user mistakes.
(Social Media)
... are allowed to ‘brag’ about 50 skills you have to shop to future employers.  If you haven’t added all 50 skills, you risk unrelated to your career skills to be added by complete ...
Created on 02 July 2013
56. GAY RECRUITING - LGBT Staffing Critical to a Diversity Strategy
... potential after college employers will think about such activities.  At Humanatek, we often advise our recruiters and client recruiters to encourage all student applicants during the interview process ...
Created on 01 July 2013
57. SCOTUS Defines "Supervisor" For Title VII Cases as One Who Can Take Tangible Employment Actions
(Employee / Labor Relations)
... employers liable when supervisors have the authority to direct and oversee their victim’s daily work. On the other, the First, Seventh, and Eighth Circuits employed a stricter standard and limited ...
Created on 01 July 2013
58. Did the EEOC really say that silence is NOT golden?
(Compliance and Legal)
... employers and lawyers alike began to question what this opinion could mean (in practical terms) since standard operating procedure of an internal investigation is to request confidentiality to ensure the ...
Created on 25 June 2013
59. Inside the Affordable Care Act: 5 Secrets Every Business Needs to Know
Key parts of the Affordable Care Act (referred to here as the ACA) will go into effect Jan. 1, 2014 – but a lot of workers and employers are still unsure about how it will affect them. It’s ...
Created on 24 June 2013
60. Still Willing To Have Unpaid Interns?
(Compensation and Benefits )
We have repeatedly cautioned that employers who are prepared to take on unpaid interns should enter into these arrangements with their eyes fully open.  New developments emphasize this yet ...
Created on 18 June 2013
61. Facebook posts as evidence of retaliation
(Social Media)
I’ve written before about the dangers of employers accessing employee’s social media accounts without appropriate controls in place. One of the biggest risks is that an employer will learn ...
Created on 12 June 2013
62. Be Careful Who You Sue - You May Face an NLRA Claim That Your Employment Agreement's Confidentiality, Non-Disclosure, and Non-Disparagement Provisions Violate the NLRA
(Health / Safety / Risk Mgmt)
At the firm’s October 2012 client briefing we discussed the new attitude of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) and the fact that non-unionized employers were not immune from ...
Created on 05 June 2013
63. The Candidate Pool is Larger than You Think
(Recruiting and Candidate Dev)
... a H-1B visa is one of the most common types. However, there are a limited number available to employers (candidates must be sponsored by a company). As of this writing, the annual limit has already ...
Created on 29 May 2013
64. An Economically Rational Approach to Resolving Wage and Hour Claims In California
(Compensation and Benefits )
... conserve a company’s resources and minimize its exposure to future claims.  In Part 1 Kitchin describes how employers can identify those cases that are best suited for prompt and confidential ...
Created on 17 May 2013
65. Why use Skills Testing?
(Testing And Assessment)
... to find whether employees have retained information from training workshops, which helps to evaluate any on-going development programmes. It also allows employers to identify those applicants and employees ...
Created on 16 May 2013
66. Is Leadership an Occupation
(Org Development)
... Blogs for Employers. Her personal goal in life is to find the best cheeseburger on the planet. ##    ...
Created on 08 May 2013
67. Use of the Internet for Recruiting and Screening Can Lead to Lawsuits for Failure to Hire
(Compliance and Legal)
As reviewed in detail in earlier blogs by Employment Screening Resources (ESR), the use of the Internet to screen and source candidates can get employers and recruiters into hot water. Surveys show ...
Created on 29 April 2013
68. Can Recruiters Be Liable for Employment Discrimination?
(Compliance and Legal)
Which is true?  -   Third-party recruiters can't be liable for discrimination in recruiting because discrimination laws apply only to employers. ...
Created on 16 April 2013
69. 7 Immigration Facts And Myths
... are between 10 and 12 million undocumented workers within the United States. Such workers are vulnerable to unscrupulous employers that take advantage of their undocumented status in order to avoid paying ...
Created on 08 April 2013
70. Employees, Candidates, Employment Background Checks and Credit Reports Know your rights
(Career / Personal Development)
... information sell your file to employers that, in turn, use it to evaluate your applications for employment. Employers also are allowed to use these reports to consider you for retention, promotion or reassignment. ...
Created on 03 April 2013
71. Getting our Veterans Back to work:Fact Sheet: Returning Heroes and Wounded Warrior Tax Credits
(Compensation and Benefits )
... Act, employers who hired certain unemployed veterans were eligible for a tax credit of up to 40 percent of the first $6,000 of wages, for a maximum credit of $2,400. This credit expired at the end of 2010. ...
Created on 20 February 2013
72. Do You really have to pay your Interns?
(General HR)
... charitable or educational organizations. Unless it is a bona fide internship meeting the criteria described above, for-profit employers are not permitted to have individuals perform unpaid work, or ...
Created on 08 February 2013
73. Top Three Things Small Businesses Should Know About the Affordable Care Act
(Org Development)
... businesses provide health insurance, but beginning in 2014, small businesses with generally 50 or fewer employees will be able to purchase coverage through SHOP , competitive marketplaces where small employers ...
Created on 01 February 2013
74. How to Get an Edge with Your Elevator Speech
(Career / Personal Development)
... you have held.   As an aid, consider how you have helped your employers reach their goals and objectives.  Also, ping former colleagues to get their opinions on what they believe were your ...
Created on 31 January 2013
75. Holding Human Resources Accountable
(General HR)
... SparkHire’s Top 25 Must-Read Blogs for Employers. Her personal goal in life is to find the best cheeseburger on the planet. ##  ...
Created on 29 January 2013
76. 5 Wage and Hour Mistakes Most Employers Make
(Compensation and Benefits )
... are 5 of the most common wage and hour mistakes many employers make. Number 1: Not recording actual time worked The USDOL is very specific in what time should be recorded for nonexempt employees. ...
Created on 23 January 2013
77. 5 Questions Employers Should Ask Job Applicants in Interviews for Safe Hiring
(General HR)
The job interview, along with being an opportunity to find applicants who are a good fit for a company, is also when employers should perform due diligence and try to identify applicants who may be ...
Created on 22 January 2013
78. Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
(Surveys & White Papers)
... impact charges challenging criminal record exclusions. Two circumstances in which the Commission believes employers will consistently meet the “job related and consistent ...
Created on 21 January 2013
79. It's Hard to Write a Good Employee Performance Evaluation. Get Over It.
(Org Development)
...  -------------------- BIOGRAPHY Margaret (Molly) M. DiBianca maintains a legal practice consisting of equal parts litigation and client counseling. She represents employers in ...
Created on 15 January 2013
(Surveys & White Papers)
... brought by individuals or by Commissioners alleging unlawful discrimination by private employers, state and local government employers, employment agencies and labor organizations. The General Counsel ...
Created on 26 December 2012
81. 'Tis the Season for Holiday Workplace Issues. Day 4 - Holiday Pay and How Not to Get Scrooged by the FLSA
(Compensation and Benefits )
... laws, including Ohio, require a private employer to pay hourly employees for working or not working on holidays (federal or otherwise).  (For employers in Massachusetts, however, be sure to check ...
Created on 17 December 2012
82. Make Employees your Social Brand Ambassadors!
(Social Media)
... in the assumption that their employers will think that they are looking for another job! Actually this was his first response when I told my husband and his friends to update their LinkedIn profile! They ...
Created on 13 December 2012
83. Tis the Season for Holiday Workplace Issues. Day 1 - Avoiding Holiday Party Liability When the Office Santa Tries to Teach His Employees a Few "Reindeer Games"
(Health / Safety / Risk Mgmt)
... put together our top five holiday headaches employers, which will be provided to you in a week-long series starting today. Numero uno on our list: Sexual harassment at the office holiday party. ...
Created on 11 December 2012
84. How Your Business Can Support Family Involvement In Education -- and Benefit
(Compensation and Benefits )
Give employees a "flextime" option Twenty-nine percent of employees in the U.S. are now offered this option. Employers often mandate core hours in which employees must work, such as 10 ...
Created on 27 November 2012
85. Artificially Lowering Payroll to Avoid Premium Fails
(Compensation and Benefits )
... compensation insurance will be available to California employers. In September 2000, the SCIF issued a workers’ compensation insurance policy to ReadyLink. The policy was renewed annually until ...
Created on 20 November 2012
86. Five reasons why every employer CAN afford harassment training
(General HR)
... the training, of course -- the newer hires haven't heard anything that they can forget. *It may be legally required, depending on where you live. Some states, including California, require employers ...
Created on 19 November 2012
87. C-Level Focus on Changing Workforce
(Org Development)
... looking forward to IPO’s. Again, many have written- there are many factors affecting this, and none of which appear to be changing soon.  So, the question for employers and recruiters, ...
Created on 08 November 2012
88. Exempt or Nonexempt -THAT is the question!
(Compensation and Benefits )
... how outdated your job descriptions are, and how diligent your employer has been ensuring compliance with all labor laws and timekeeping practices. Large employers like Williams & Sonoma, Pottery ...
Created on 05 November 2012
89. Employee Handbook :Sample Policies
(General HR)
Employee Handbooks :Should I or Shouldn’t I?? Employers often wonder whether they should have an employee handbook. If you decide to have an employee handbook:   It should have legal review ...
Created on 31 October 2012
90. The Employer Bill of Rights
(Org Development)
... reasons” (such as an employee’s favorite sports team), employees need a “Bill of Rights” to protect themselves. After nearly 15 years representing employers in workplace disputes, the one conclusion ...
Created on 25 October 2012
91. Is the fear of Failure ever a good motivation tool
(Org Development)
... off for good behavior (well, I never actually got that one, but some people did). Don’t miss understand me, I’m not suggesting that employers should stop giving stuff (gifts) to their employees as part ...
Created on 11 October 2012
92. A Job Board Doesn’t Work Alone
(Career / Personal Development)
... possible employers. Some job seekers think that this means hiring an expensive resume writer, attending dozens of networking events, or even accepting internships for little or no pay. But, it takes a ...
Created on 28 September 2012
93. Make Sure to Comply With Immigration Anti-Discrimination Laws
... fines and may be subject to criminal prosecution.   What recruiters also should keep in mind is that employers can be penalized for overzealousness when it comes to reviewing job applicants ...
Created on 25 September 2012
94. Fact Sheet : Employment & Wages Under Federal Law During Natural Disasters & Recovery
(Compensation and Benefits )
... perform.    The FLSA is the federal law of most general application concerning wages and hours of work. The FLSA requires employers to pay covered, non-exempt employees no less than the federal ...
Created on 20 September 2012
95. Hired or possibly not: From both sides of the recruiting wall.
(Career / Personal Development)
... That applies to candidates and employers. I know how busy recruiters get. I also know how frustrating it can be to have to reach out to the hair dresser who applied for the Physician Assistant position, ...
Created on 18 September 2012
96. Employee Handbooks – You Can Be Your Own Worst Enemy
(General HR)
... rights to engage in concerted activity as unlawful. Yes, I intended to use the word “conceivably” and for once I am not dripping with sarcasm. I meant it. By now, most employers understand ...
Created on 04 September 2012
97. Protect Your Health Coverage If You Lose Your Job
(Compensation and Benefits )
... risk even if a business closes. Employers must comply with Federal laws when establishing and running retirement plans, and the consequences of not prudently managing plan assets are serious. Keep current ...
Created on 13 August 2012
98. Do I really have to hire an Ex-Convict? A guide to hiring Felons.
(Health / Safety / Risk Mgmt)
Employers are facing greater scrutiny than ever in their screening and selection processes. Criminal background checks are one of the biggest areas coming under fire. It is estimated that 1 in ...
Created on 20 July 2012
99. HR Directors Thrown Under the Bus by yet another Federal Appeals Court
(General HR)
... sham investigation.  Without the threat of a retaliation claim from the HR Director, unscrupulous employers wishing to shape the results of an investigation can fire HR Directors with impunity in ...
Created on 24 May 2012
100. The Three Legged Stool of Career Management
(Career / Personal Development)
... and current employers. Done well, the resume can make all the difference in whether you end up in the select in pile or the circular file. The resume can contain many things about you. But given the fact ...
Created on 23 May 2012

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