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Caregiving Benefits Tend to Miss the Mark

Employer-provided caregiving-support benefits often aren't what employees say they most need, new research found. This misalignment can lower productivity and drive caregivers out of the workforce.

A Half Century After Age Discrimination Became Illegal, It Persists

More than 50 years after Congress made it illegal for employers to discriminate against workers ages 40 or older, a new data analysis by the Urban Institute and ProPublica shows that more than half of older U.S. workers are pushed out of longtime jobs before they choose to retire, suffering financial damage that is often irreversible.

Viewpoint: 5 Significant Recruiting and Retention Issues for 2019

Unemployment has reached record lows, and recruiters are finding it difficult to get candidates to consider their open positions. Moreover, companies are struggling to keep current employees from jumping ship for better offers. Here are the five most significant recruiting and retention issues HR will face this year, according to a range of industry experts.

Take Mom and Dad to Work: Is This Helicopter Parenting Gone Mad?

Taking your parents to work is a LinkedIn idea that’s taking root at other organizations.

Returnships Can Help Unemployed Ease Back into the Workforce

Companies are launching returnship programs to draw in applicants who may want to come back to work but have been out of the office for some time. Such arrangements are proliferating due to their success rates, the tight labor market and companies' attempts to diversify their workforces.

Brazil: How Is the 2017 Labor Reform Working?

The main practical effect of the Brazil’s major reform of labor law in 2017 has been the immediate decrease of employment-related litigation—most of which was frivolous litigation.

Russia: Avoid Pitfalls During Corporate Investigations

Corporate investigations in Russia are conducted in a heavily regulated environment. They are further complicated by numerous practical challenges. Observing the legal and factual requirements is like navigating through a minefield.

Employers: Beware of Social Security and IRS Scams

The IRS and Social Security Administration recently warned about identity thieves who claim to be government representatives and try to obtain personal data. Employers should be aware of these scams and ensure that their employees are trained to protect confidential business, customer and employee data.

Shutdown, Drop in Number of Commissioners Put EEOC on Hold

The partial government shutdown of 2018-19 has drastically curtailed operations at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

New York Legislature Passes Transgender Rights Law

New York legislators passed a measure that will add gender identity and expression to the protected categories under the state's anti-discrimination law—which covers employment, housing and places of public accommodation.

Will New York City Mandate Paid Vacation Time?

Many businesses would have to provide New York City employees with two weeks of paid vacation time under proposed legislation that Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced.

Democrats Propose $15 Minimum Wage

Congressional Democrats unveiled legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024.

3-Pillar Approach to Diversity: A Q&A with Amy Cappellanti-Wolf

A Q&A with Symantec's chief human resources officer and global diversity and inclusion (D&I) lead on how the company is working to achieve its D&I goals.

Workers with High Deductibles Curb Health Care Spending

Employees enrolled in high-deductible health plans are more likely to consider cost and quality when selecting nonemergency care, new research shows. Health savings accounts help to motivate cost-conscious spending but go unused if they’re misunderstood.

Pay Won't Rise Much Despite Low Unemployment, Researchers Say

Even when unemployment falls to record-low levels, wages continue to rise only gradually, new research shows, so employers may not feel pressured to significantly hike wages despite U.S. labor market tightening.

Labor and Employment Law Overview: Delaware

Deleware labor and employment law overview provided by XpertHR.

Viewpoint: How to Practice Inspirational Leadership

​Leaders motivate and inspire respect by supporting employees, listening and showing they care. There is no need to rack our brains to figure out how to motivate others when simple things done in kindness and selflessness inspire our employees to do their best.

Viewpoint: Why Most Performance Evaluations Are Biased and How to Fix Them

Does your company use a performance review form with blanks to fill in and "open boxes" to record their employee appraisals? You may be inviting bias. Researchers explored a different way to conduct more objective performance reviews.

Drug Testing of Substitute Teachers Was Lawful

A school district’s mandatory prehire drug testing of substitute teacher applicants did not violate the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

Violence, Drugs, Cyberattacks Worry HR in 2019

​Workplace violence, marijuana use, data security, leave laws and workforce planning are among the most difficult challenges for employers this year, according to HR professionals. Experts weigh in with tips and strategies on how to respond to and prepare for these challenges.

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