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The HR I.Q. Test: August '14

Test your knowledge of recent trends in employment law, comp & benefits and other HR issues with our monthly mini-quiz.
Compensation & Benefits

How today's business environment has affected benefits

The road to recovery from the economic downturn may be rocky, but employers aren’t cutting benefits to stay solvent.
Employee Relations

Outrageous employee behavior? Don't fear quick-trigger discipline

When faced with misbehaving employees, HR people are always counseled to avoid quick firings and hold tight to the three D’s—document, deliberate and decide. But some workplace behavior is so outrageous that employers must take immediate action.
Employment Law

Flexible schedules bill runs into inflexible congressional calendar

Democrats in the House and Senate have introduced the Schedules that Work Act, which would give nonexempt employees the right to request flexible work schedules without fear of retaliation.

Can we limit our applicant pool to U.S. citizens?

Q. Is it legal to hire only U.S. citizens and, when advertising, say that people must be citizens to apply?

When terminating for insubordination, thwart lawsuit by lining up witnesses

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.
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Where moms spend their days

New COBRA notices further explain individual exchanges

Which has greater value to employees: Retirement or health benefits?

Obama signs order prohibiting LGBT bias at fed contractors

Take it or leave it? What affects retirement rollovers?

One circuit court guts ACA, another revives it

Thanks but no thanks: How to safely reject job candidates

Use tuition benefits to build home-grown skills

Marketing firm creates casual culture for staff

Can sick leave hours count toward overtime?

2015 inflation adjustments for health plans released

Interviewing: Ask this first

How to motivate your employees simply by listening to them