Undergraduate interns earned less in 2017 than they did in 2010 when their salaries are adjusted for inflation. However, their pay has grown over the past three years which, when coupled with an increase in intern hiring, suggests intern wages may soon see a larger boost.
Labor reform in Brazil was approved on July 13, 2017, amending several articles of the Labor Code.
The German Federal Labor Court decided that a company's use of surveillance software to monitor computer use of its employees was in violation of the German Federal Data Protection Act.
Employers should not, through good intentions, become overinvolved in employees' decisions to invest in health savings accounts (HSAs).
A federal judge in Colorado recently imposed sanctions on an employer that failed to preserve evidence in a religious accommodation lawsuit. The case serves as a reminder for employers to work with their attorneys and HR and IT departments to safeguard relevant information when such claims arise.
New legal requirements are not limited to changes in law that take effect on the first of the year. Companies in California must take note of new employment rules that imposed additional requirements as of July 1 and require immediate action to ensure compliance.
With the passage of the first significant amendments to its data breach law since 2005, Delaware has joined the growing list of states that have recently amended their data breach laws.
Paid-sick-leave ordinances became effective in the city of Chicago and Cook County on July 1. Although many employers have made the necessary changes, many have not because of persistent myths that the requirements do not apply to them. This article debunks some of those myths and encourages companies to take action.
A little over two years after Emeryville’s Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Leave, and Other Employment Standards Ordinance took effect, the city manager adopted implementing regulations. In many respects, the regulations codify positions the city historically took in its frequently asked questions.
Employers conduct drug tests to screen out potential new hires who use illicit drugs and to deter current staff from abusing drugs and creating safety risks in the workplace. So what should employers do when a job applicant or current employee fails a drug test?
Employers hiring workers in Australia should be aware of the Fair Work Ombudsman, a statutory agency funded by the Australian government, to "promote and monitor compliance with the Fair Work Act [of 2009], investigate potential breaches of the Fair Work Act, and, if necessary, take the matter to court or refer it to relevant authorities."
Lesser-known financial firms are challenging the dominant 401(k) services providers, and plan sponsors concerned about high fees or experiencing poor service may want to shop around. When seeking lower fees, keep available services in mind. Renegotiating plan fees with a current 401(k) services firm is an alternative to switching to a lower-cost provider.
A growing number of employers are requiring same-sex couples to be married before an employee’s partner can receive health care benefits. Larger organizations are the most likely to maintain domestic partner benefits for unmarried same- and opposite-sex couples.
Steve Browne is the author of HR On Purpose!! In his new book, he says it is astonishing that companies are willing to invest thousands of dollars in some off-the-shelf program to get people to be more engaged. If one attempt fails, HR is tasked with finding the next, great vendor that will make it stick—this time. The radical step he encourages readers to consider, and then act on, is to simplify your approach.
Employees can bring class-action lawsuits despite having signed arbitration agreements' class-action waivers, according to a brief filed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in three consolidated cases before the Supreme Court.
Creating a collaborative work environment begins with knowing what your organization wants to achieve, who should be part of the effort and why the company wants to achieve that goal.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have had no bigger impact on human resources than in the area of analytics. But with the growing popularity of AI-driven analytics also comes danger. It is more important than ever that HR buyers have a good grasp of what constitutes true AIand machine learning before investing in the tools, experts say.
It's one thing when an employee is violating office policies or even the law—HR professionals may feel secure that upper management will support them in firing the employee or reporting the employee's actions to the police. But what's an HR manager to do if it is the boss who is pressuring either employees or the HR manager to do something unethical or criminal?
Five subregional National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) offices may be shuttered—with staff to begin working remotely—because of budget reductions for the board.
An employer must be able to prove that an employee is unable to perform an essential job function to win summary judgment on a discrimination claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).