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Senate bill would create tax credit to encourage paid family leave

7/22/2014
A Republican and an Independent have introduced a Senate bill that would provide tax incentives for employers to offer paid parental and medical leave benefits for employees.
Hiring

10 hardest jobs to fill in 2014

7/22/2014
According to the Manpower Group’s ninth annual Talent Shortage Survey, these are the 10 jobs U.S. employers currently have the hardest time filling.
Employment Law

Is 'We're short staffed' a legal reason to deny medical leave?

7/21/2014
Employers must be fully staffed to function efficiently. But what if you’re already short staffed and an employee requests leave for a last-minute medical appointment? Just how much scheduling chaos must you tolerate before saying “no”?
Terminations

When terminating for insubordination, thwart lawsuit by lining up witnesses

7/18/2014
Always document (in great detail) the incident that prompted a firing. Also, gather as many eye­­witness accounts as possible. More witnesses equal a better foundation for your case.
HR Management

Can we ban employee appointments during work?

7/18/2014
Q. I have an employee who is constantly scheduling appointments during work hours and having to leave. In the past two weeks alone, she missed 27 hours due to appointments. If we cannot restrict appointments outside of work, can I require documentation of appointments?
Employee Relations

7 things leaders should never say

7/17/2014
Dave Kerpen, the author of Likeable Leadership, suggests what top managers (including execs and HR professionals) should never say in the workplace.
Article Archives

APA Congress: Big changes ahead for 2014 W-2s

Would reimbursements for paycard fees be taxable?

Wisconsin manufacturers eye next generation of employees

New incidents to go in the 'Weirdos at work' file

Supreme Court to hear PDA accommodation case

Taxable fringes or legitimate business expenses?

How much does that 'easy' 20-mile commute cost?

Harassment: How to stop it before--and after--it starts

HRCI to SHRM: You can't dump me! I'm leaving!

Plan now for 2015 insurance renewal: 4 questions to ask

401(k) plans must recognize same-sex spouses

Warn your hiring committee: Never discuss decision-making process with candidates

What's next for NLRB after Supreme Court's Canning decision?

New EEOC guidelines expand legal protections for pregnant employees