Fight Meeting Fatigue: Think About Why, How Often You’re Gathering

​Meetings: They can be a way to brainstorm, reach consensus or communicate with others in a group setting. But when they’re poorly run and lack clear, specific goals, they can turn into... Read more »

US Senate Relaxes Dress Code. Should Your Company Follow Suit?

The acceptance of a less buttoned-up appearance for U.S. senators on the Senate floor is causing a dress code uproar. However, the Senate is simply “joining workplaces across the country that have... Read more »

New Employee Handbook Did Not Rescind Previously Signed Arbitration Agreement

​Takeaway: An employee’s failure to sign an arbitration agreement contained in a new employee handbook did not negate his obligation to arbitrate workplace disputes where he had previously signed a different arbitration... Read more »

The Cure for HR Burnout

​Former employment attorney and author Jathan Janove writes for SHRM Online on how to inject greater humanity into HR compliance. Jathan welcomes your questions and suggestions for future columns. Contact him at the email... Read more »

OPM Announces Proposed Rule to Protect Career Civil Servants

​The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced a proposed rule on Sept. 15 that would reinforce long-standing protections and merit system principles for career civil servants. The previous administration had issued... Read more »

Examples of Disclaimer and Policy Changes in Response to NLRB Handbook Decision

​Employers who are revising disclaimers and policies in response to a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision in August should replace broad, ambiguous wording with specifics. “The main takeaway is that employers... Read more »

DACA Recipient Cannot Establish Alienage Discrimination

​Takeaway: In this case, the employer based its decision on the plaintiff’s lack of permanent work authorization. ​A summer intern applicant for ExxonMobil Corp. whose deportation was deferred under the Deferred Action... Read more »

Deadline Coming for Clawback Provisions in Executive Pay Policies

​Public companies have until Dec. 1 to update or add new clawback provisions to their executive pay policies in order to comply with regulations the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finalized... Read more »

How Core Weeks and Days Boost Return to Office

​As many employers have struggled to motivate remote employees to return to the office, the J.M. Smucker Company has had success by instituting a schedule it had never used before: core weeks.... Read more »

More Mothers of Small Children Are Working Than Ever Before

​The number of working women with small children is at an all-time high in the U.S., according to a recent analysis of federal data by the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution.... Read more »
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