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Coming soon: $10.10 hourly wage for fed contract workers

Under proposed regulations, the minimum wage for employees who work on new or renewed federal contracts or subcontracts, including employees with disabilities who work under special certificates, will increase to $10.10 an hour, from $7.25 an hour, beginning Jan. 1, 2015. Final regs should be released shortly. Here are the contracts to be covered.
Employee Relations

How to do appraisals for flex-job holders

What’s the best way to evaluate the work of someone who’s working where you can’t see them? Here’s good advice to pass along to your organization’s managers.
HR Management

Telecommuting not as prevalent as you might think

Only 2.6% of the U.S. workforce (3.3 million people, not including the self-employed or unpaid volunteers) considered home their primary place of work, according to Global Workplace Analytics, a San Diego-based consulting and research firm that focuses on the business case for emerging workplace strategies.

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.

Job descriptions done right: Start with a clean sheet of paper

Properly done, the task of writing a job description gets the hiring process off to a good start. Here’s some advice that can help.
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