Category: Training & Compliance

Untrained people, whether hiring managers or HR staffers, are likely to make expensive mistakes that result in low morale, low productivity, and lawsuits.

ICE Is Coming – 5 Ways Employers Can Prepare

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan recently directed his employees to increase worksite enforcement by “four to five times.” ICE has responded in dramatic fashion in a series of high profile raids, Form I-9 audits, and worksite investigations.

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A School Is Also a Workplace

In the aftermath of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the focus has been on the students—so much so that several news commentators have incorrectly referred to the deceased as “the 17 students who died in the shooting.” Among the 17 people who lost their lives were three adults, who […]

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Are Unpaid Internships Now Acceptable?

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently updated its internship fact sheet, in effect changing the guidelines for internships. The move has prompted many employers to wonder: Do we still have to pay interns?

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New Law Increases Protections for Pregnant Workers

A new Massachusetts law that takes effect April 1 requires businesses to provide “reasonable accommodations” for pregnancy and related conditions, including lactation and the need to express breast milk.

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New Rules for Internships

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has updated its internship fact sheet to help employers determine whether interns and students working for “for-profit” employers are entitled to minimum wages and overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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Gender Bias and Inflexible Interview Schedules

Yesterday we explored how job descriptions and a reluctance to accept job gaps negatively influence female workers and can result in gender bias. Today we’ll look at how inflexible interview schedules can do the same thing. Most organizations strive to be gender-blind when hiring. The focus is on finding the best talent, regardless of sex. […]

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How to Prevent Job Search Gender Bias

Most organizations strive to be gender blind when hiring. The focus is on finding the best talent regardless of gender. However, even the best intentions can go awry, leading to job search gender bias.

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Fatal Injuries on the Job

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its latest annual report on occupational injuries, which serves, among other things, to alert companies to the hazards of certain jobs.

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