For employer-sponsored health plans, premium increases have slowed but still outpaces general inflation. Among the factors that might be driving the decline in growth rates are more effective contracting between large employers and health care systems, and the adoption of value-driven plan designs.
Netflix employees reportedly are forbidden to look at each other for longer than five seconds under a strict new anti-harassment policy. Whether rules against staring and other behavior exist raises the question of anti-harassment policies and training in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
Some U.S. companies are using blockchain tokens to as incentive compensation. This raises legal questions as to how the tokens will be viewed and regulated by the Internal Revenue Service and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
A potential employer can be held liable under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) for preventing a pregnant woman from applying for a job by falsely telling her that no position is available, the California Court of Appeal ruled.
The California Court of Appeal has ruled that employees need not show actual injury to recover civil penalties from the employer in a Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) suit for the same wage-statement violation.
Organizations should be developing replacements for anyone whose sudden departure could disrupt the business, a former executive turned consultant told HR professionals on Wednesday at a concurrent session at the SHRM 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says it's critical for HR, managers and employees to talk openly about the biases that are preventing women—and especially women of color—from having the same opportunities as men to land good jobs and be paid equally.
A rule finalized by the Department of Labor will make it easier for small businesses to band together to buy health insurance without some of the regulatory requirements that individual states and the Affordable Care Act impose on smaller employers.
Most people feel good when they help others, but asking someone else for a hand is another story. While it's not always easy, learning how to reach out is a skill in itself—and one that's essential for HR to master in today's quickly evolving workplace.
Chuck Gallagher was leading the good life. He had a nice house, a nice car and a nice job as a certified public accountant. But he threw it all away when financial pressures led him to "borrow" money from his clients' accounts.
Classifying employees by generation, personality type or other broad categories—rather than by where they're at in the career cycle—may not be the ideal way to get the best out of them, nor to ensure they're happy and motivated in their jobs.
If you want to hire original thinkers who will drive innovation, stop looking for people who will be a good "cultural fit" and start seeking those who can make a cultural contribution, said best-selling author Adam Grant.
Employment law does not protect the hypersensitive employee but a handbook policy might if it's worded too broadly.
Handling accusations against a high-level executive requires planning well before any accusations materialize.
Laura Hovis now has $5,000 she can put toward the building of her new home. She won the Grand Prize in the SHRM19 Las Vegas Prize Drawing, held at the SHRM 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition and sponsored by Ultimate Software.
Pay equity laws have been around for a long time, but the recent focus on closing the gender pay gap has caused many state and local lawmakers to review and strengthen their laws.
What's the secret to becoming a great leader? (Hint: It's not about your title.)
The National Labor Relations Board under the Trump administration already has overturned much of what was accomplished under the Obama board—or is in the process of doing so.
The HR department is responsible for so much more than just hiring and firing, and the solo HR practitioner is often pulled in so many directions that it's hard to keep up with changing priorities in the profession.
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