Human Resources News
Wisconsin Bill Taxes Smokers
State workers who smoke would have to pay $50 more per month for health insurance under a bill that is gaining traction in the Wisconsin Legislature.
Posted May 23, 2013
Got the New I-9?
The new I-9 form has many small businesses unprepared and facing stiff penalties for failing to comply with the form’s requirements.
Posted May 9, 2013
Guest-Worker Proposal Would Legitimize Some Retail Workers’ Status
Most who would be affected by the new legislation work in the restaurant, construction and hospitality industries.
Posted May 8, 2013
The ROI on Longer Hours
Restaurants looking to grow sales may be tempted to extend operating hours, but the payoff is not always positive.
Posted Apr 30, 2013
Increase Employee Retention With Background Checks
Sign up for a free webinar hosted by NACS and LexisNexis on April 24 to learn how background checks can help you strengthen your retention rate and mitigate hiring risks.
Posted Apr 22, 2013
Alleged ADA Violation at Key Largo Marathon Station
A lawyer also filed similar federal lawsuits against a dozen other area businesses.
Posted Apr 17, 2013
‘Spare Tires’ Could Cost Michelin Employees
As health-care costs continue to rise, companies like Michelin are tacking on penalties to employees who fail to meet baseline requirements for health-related issues such as obesity.
Posted Apr 9, 2013
CVS Employees Required to Tell All About Weight
The drug store chain will penalize workers who refuse to work with a doctor on managing their health.
Posted Mar 22, 2013
Making a Case for Telecommuting
A new survey suggests that some workers may be more productive working from home, while some are probably goofing off.
Posted Mar 18, 2013
Labor Department Rule Seeks Reports on Union Advice
The agency will soon finalize a regulation that would make employers file onerous reports when receiving union activity advice.
Posted Feb 22, 2013
New Report Offers Strategies for Optimizing Organizational Performance
A new Educational-Brief by Terry McKenna helps industry leaders realize the value of being a high-performance organization.
Posted Feb 4, 2013
Thorntons Enhances Hiring Process With PeopleMatter
The Kentucky-based c-store operator is enjoying a strong ROI through its collaboration with PeopleMatter's human resources solutions.
Posted Jan 28, 2013
Union Memberships Drop to 11.3% of Workforce
The unionization rate has plummeted to its lowest numbers in 97 years.
Posted Jan 25, 2013
HR Forum Registration Now Open
Human resources professionals don't want to miss this highly engaging NACS program featuring HR best practices, case studies, networking opportunities and national-caliber speakers.
Posted Jan 14, 2013
E-Verify Extended Until 2015
Congress okayed a measure that would lengthen the federal E-Verify program for three years. President Obama has indicated he will sign the bill.
Posted Sep 19, 2012
More Businesses Sued for Overtime Violations
One of the issues revolves around how technology, including smartphones, have evolved to allow employees to work outside of the office.
Posted Apr 18, 2012
Judge Decides Employers Elect to Skip Union Notice Postings
The federal justice ruled last week that the NLRB had no authority to make most private businesses put up right-to-unionize posters.
Posted Apr 18, 2012
There are three types of workers that may not be the best fit for a culture of innovation.
Posted Feb 20, 2012
EEOC Proposes Prohibiting Background Checks on Workers
The proposal would not allow employers to conduct criminal background checks on job applicants or current workers.
Posted Aug 2, 2011
Connecticut Becomes First to Require Paid Sick Time
The law governs service-industry companies with 50 or more employees.
Posted Jul 7, 2011
Connecticut Requires Paid Sick Leave
The state is the first in the U.S. to mandate that private employers give workers paid time off for illnesses.
Posted Jun 14, 2011
Sheetz, Chevron Make Top 25 List of Work-Life Balance Companies
The list ranks businesses that have workplace policies in place that give workers support for family and personal duties.
Posted May 27, 2011
U.S. Department of Labor Investigates Alleged N.J. Gasoline Station Wage Violations
The agency is conducting a 12-month examination into claims that station attendants receive less than the minimum wage.
Posted Apr 28, 2011
Tennessee Bill Strengthens Workers' Comp Rules
The measure would make it harder for fired employees to win claims.
Posted Mar 2, 2011
Part-Time Workers Carry Potential for Problems
Small businesses especially need to know all the rules and regulations for part-timers.
Posted Oct 27, 2010
Are Your Stores ADA Accessible?
Free NACS webinar will help you earn both the legal aspects and key architectural aspects of the 2010 ADA regulations.
Posted Oct 18, 2010
Tennessee Court Reverses Precedent in Workers' Discrimination Claims
The court decided that employers have to show discrimination or retaliation claims are not true instead of workers proving their case.
Posted Sep 29, 2010
Sheetz Rates High Among Ohio's Best Employers
For Sheetz employees, it's more than just a great place to work.
Posted May 28, 2010
Form to Claim Payroll Tax Exemption for Hiring New Workers Now Available
The IRS has issued the form as part of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act.
Posted May 19, 2010
Appeals Court Rules Women Can Sue Walmart
Now, thousands of female Walmart workers can file a class-action lawsuit against the retailer over supposed pay and promotion discrimination.
Posted Apr 28, 2010
Illegals Slip Through E-Verify Net
The system designed to stem illegal immigration does not succeed in capturing more than half of the unlawful workforce.
Posted Mar 1, 2010