Take the 2019 HR Law Quiz
The 2019 HR I.Q. Quiz: 8 Compliance Traps, from Handbooks to Harassment Since the time you got into HR, has compliance with employment laws become easier or more complex? When HR pros were asked this in a survey, a full 86% said compliance has gotten “scarier,” and only 14% said “no change.” Nobody said it’s […]
Here’s Why I’ll Sue You! 4 Important Lessons from One of America’s Top Plaintiff’s Lawyers
Although first impressions are important, when it comes to preventing employment lawsuits, it’s the last impression that matters most. “This is why 90% of people come to our office. It’s the way they’re treated on the way out the door,” says Randy Freking (in photo, at podium), the founding partner of Freking & Betz, the […]
I-9 Audits & Worksite Raids Exploded in 2018: What’s Next and How Should Employers Prepare?
All the recent intrigue over whether President Trump will get his “big, beautiful” wall on the southern U.S. border has obscured one surprising truth: a shocking spike in I-9 audits and worksite investigations means the Trump administration has already been building a “virtual wall” against illegal immigration for the past year. As a result, your […]
Job Stress Peaks During the Holidays: Must You Accommodate? You Better Be-Leave It!
It’s the “most wonderful time of the year,” right? But end-of-year work projects, compressed deadlines and personal-life chaos also make it the most stressful time of year for your employees. Fact: Almost two thirds of U.S. employees (65%) say they feel additional stress at their jobs during the winter holidays, according to an Accenture report. […]
Crisis is Coming, and it’s HR’s Job to Prepare … Here’s How
Earlier this year, Starbucks stores around the country faced protests after a Philadelphia Starbucks’ manager had two black customers arrested for loitering. It was a PR nightmare for a company that thrives on its West Coast, feel-good vibe. But instead of hunkering down, Starbucks launched its crisis communication strategy that included a policy change, CEO […]
After the Midterms: What Does a Divided Congress Mean for HR & Workplace Law?
Elections have consequences – and the 2018 midterms are no exception. Two years of Republican control of Washington ended on Nov. 6 with the Democrats seizing control of the House of Representatives. That gives Democrats the ability to set the agenda for legislation, including employment law issues. While a divided Congress should reduce the chances […]