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HR Management

Bring Your Own Disaster? Delete legal risks with a smart BYOD policy

Surveys consistently show that employees who work in a flexible workplace are happier and more productive. As a result, BYOD programs have taken off. BYOD programs do, however, come with greater information security concerns and legal risks.
Compensation & Benefits

DOL takes action on two minimum wage issues

The Department of Labor (DOL) is closing out the year with a bang. It’s issued final regulations increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for employees who work on new or renewed federal contracts and has postponed enforcement action on its final regulations governing home care ­workers.
Employee Relations

Liar, liar, pants on fire! That's what happens when you try to microwave them

As has become an annual tradition, asked more than 2,000 bosses to share their employees’ most dubious excuses for calling in sick.

The 15 weirdest interview questions posed in 2014

Want to throw interviewees a real curveball? Consider some of these real-life questions asked in job interviews this year.
Employment Law

EEOC files its first case alleging transgender bias

For the first time in its history, the EEOC has filed suit against employers alleging discrimination against transgender employees.

Sloppy firing leads to suit? Offer reinstatement

Here’s a tactic to limit the damage in a case of a firing gone wrong: Unconditionally offer to reinstate the employee. If she declines, you may not have to pay future lost wages after the offer date. The key is making sure there are absolutely no strings attached to the invitation to return to work.
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Take credit for your health benefit contributions

Payroll 2015: What you need to know now

Beat the chill of an ICE inspection: How to survive an I-9 audit

Employees can sock away more for retirement next year

How to weather winter, HR's busiest season

If an employee wants to earn less, not more, what could possibly be the legal risk?

Unwritten rules: Flex benefits depend on informal policies

Fraud alert: No shortcuts when hiring seasonal staff

401(k) contribution and catch-up limits increase

Participation in retirement plans starts ticking up again