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The HR I.Q. Test: September '14

Test your knowledge of recent trends in employment law, comp & benefits and other HR issues with our monthly mini-quiz.
Compensation & Benefits

Calculating OT: What counts as a 'workweek'?

Employment lawsuits often hinge on a definition: What is an “employee”? What is “work”? And, in this case, what is a “workweek”?
Employee Relations

How to effectively manage workaholic employees

Suspect you’re managing a workaholic? Here are tips to help the employee find balance, and the organization cut costs and liability.

Résumé-on-beer tactic brews up job for Canadian man

When Brennan Gleason graduated with a graphic design degree from a Canadian college, he really wanted his résumé to stand out. Solution: He created a four-pack of home-brewed beer to send to companies.

Must you have 'absolute proof' of harassment before terminating?

Employers don’t need to worry about establishing an airtight case against an employee who har­asses a co-worker. HR investigations aren’t held to the “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard of a court.
Employment Law

Understand basics of complying with GINA genetic information law

The Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act, enacted in 2008, prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of their genetic information. It also bans harassing employees based on their genetic information and protects employees from retaliation for exercising their GINA rights.
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September 2014: Employer's business tax calendar

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ACA credits: Status quo for now

Health care costs growing slower than expected

Sweet dreams: The upside of lying down on the job

Annual EEO-1 survey data due back to EEOC by Sept. 30

Coming soon: $10.10 hourly wage for fed contract workers

Telecommuting not as prevalent as you might think

36% of Americans haven't saved a dime for retirement

How to do appraisals for flex-job holders

Where child care costs your employees the most

Assess risks before taking on that project

Remind retirement plan participants: Don't neglect stock investments

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