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  • Thursday, February 13, 2020

    Since August 31, 2019—the date that the previous Form I-9 expired—employers have been expressing their concerns and asking us whether they should continue to use the expired form for employment eligibility verification.
  • Stephen Sokoler, Founder and CEO of Journey Meditation
    It’s no secret that the modern workforce is plagued by high levels of employee stress and burnout. According to the American Institute of Stress, an alarming 94% of the American workforce experienced workplace stress in 2019.
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    As Valentine's Day nears, love is in the air—and oftentimes in the workplace. Although workplace romance is common, it can make HR professionals fret about all the what-ifs. The problems are daunting, but HR isn't powerless in overcoming at least some of the downsides.
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    By Bridget Miller, Contributing Editor
    As the name implies, portable benefits are benefits that can be tied to the person, not the job, and thus can be carried into a new job.
  • Salary history bans continue to gain in popularity across the United States. Over 10 states and half a dozen cities have enacted laws that prohibit employers from inquiring about an applicants’ prior or current compensation. This map highlights which states and cities have such laws in place and provides more detail about who is impacted.
  • Monday, February 10, 2020
    By Lauren E.M. Russell, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
    Recently, we received this question: “One of our employees has been arrested but not convicted. It doesn’t appear he’s going to be released in the near future. Is it better to put him in an unpaid ‘leave’ status or fire him?” Little engenders more worries for an employer than an employee who has been arrested.
  • Friday, February 7, 2020
    As Congress and the courts have chipped away at the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and federal support for the ACA exchanges has waned, some states have begun stepping in to fill perceived gaps in the statutory scheme.
  • Thursday, February 6, 2020
    What does the Coronavirus mean for HR? HR is often the department that sets sick leave policies and might be responsible for the safety side of the organization as well. Additionally, with HIPPA and various discrimination laws, navigating the legal side of the employment issue can be tricky. In this HR Works podcast, we have two experts with us to help understand the best practices for preventing the spread of the disease (and other diseases) at work and understand the legal complexities at play.
  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020
    The funded status of the nation’s largest corporate pension plans edged up slightly in 2019 as historically low interest rate levels mostly offset the strongest investments gains witnessed by plan sponsors since 2003, according to an analysis by Willis Towers Watson. The analysis also found employer contributions to pension plans plunged in 2019.
  • Monday, February 3, 2020
    By Tammy Binford, Contributing Editor
    News reports of deaths and illnesses from the rapidly spreading coronavirus get scarier every day. Millions of people are being quarantined. Foreign companies and governments are evacuating their people from hard-hit areas of China where the virus got its start. And even employees who don’t travel for work are getting anxious about traveling coworkers who may have been exposed.
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