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 ...

Don’t let this happen to you – Lessons from the Estée Lauder parental leave settlement

By: | 01.16.19 | HR Compliance
In the competition for talent, companies continue to offer increased benefits to employees.  Among the most popular of these benefits is parental leave.  In light of a recent position taken by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), however, emplo...

Reduce the impact of flu season: 7 workplace tips

By: | 01.07.19 | HR Compliance
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), seasonal flu causes employees in the United States to miss approximately 17 million workdays per year, at an estimated $7 billion a year in sick days and lost productivity. The CDC further advises that we are in the m...