An employer’s FMLA documentation checklist

By: | 04.17.19 | HR Compliance
The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be confusing and difficult to administers for even the most sophisticated human resources professional. The law requires employers to give employees a series of notices about their rights under the FMLA and their obli...

Handling religious accommodation requests in the workplace

By: | 04.05.19 | HR Compliance
Most employers are aware of their obligation to reasonably accommodate an employee’s disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Some employers may not be aware, however, that they also must reasonably accommodate an employee’s sincerel...

March Madness: What HR needs to know

By: | 03.19.19 | HR Compliance
It’s March, which means that the Madness – the NCAA basketball tournament, a.k.a. “March Madness” – is about to begin.  ESPN estimated that $10 billion was bet on the tournament last year.  Most of it was wagered illegally, and m...

Strategies for workplace violence prevention

By: | 02.22.19 | HR Compliance
The recent workplace shooting at the Henry Pratt Co. facility in Aurora, Illinois is a horrible reminder that violence in the workplace is a very real possibility and can result in tragedy. Employers are responsible for providing and maintaining a safe place for employ...

Managing workplace romance in the era of #MeToo

By: | 02.12.19 | HR Compliance
With Valentine’s Day upon us, employers likely are hoping that romance is not in the air – at least not in the workplace.  With US workers spending so much of their time at work, it is not surprising that, according to a 2017 survey by CareerBuilders, ...

Beyond dating, ‘ghosting’ becoming common in workplace

By: | 01.23.19 | HR Compliance
“Ghosting” has come to mean suddenly ceasing all communication in the dating context. But it turns out that getting ghosted is not just reserved for the dating world – it is happening in the workplace as well. With low unemployment, workers have more ...