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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that Interstate Distributor Company will pay $4.85 million and provide other significant relief to settle a nationwide class disability discrimination lawsuit filed by Agency. The EEOC's suit charged that the nationwide trucking firm unlawfully denied reasonable accommodations…
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I recently had a member call to inquire as to whether their employee's leave to donate bone marrow would qualify as covered FMLA leave. In this particular instance, the bone marrow donation was not directed at a specific family member (rather just a donation to a bank for qualified donors/recipients) and the donation wouldn't require an overnight… (Show more)
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Georgia Power Company, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, will pay $1,586,500 to settle a class disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The suit was filed by the EEOC in 2013, alleging that Georgia Power Company violated federal law by refusing to hire applicants and firing employees based on… (Show more)
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It was another very busy year for Human Resources teams in 2016.  Along with the ups and downs of the economy, employees were asked to do more with less, while still having to be concerned with job reductions.  What could possibly be in store for HR that will bring even more challenges in 2017?   Seeking Knowledgeable Talent – As the pool of… (Show more)
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A recent survey by the Princeton Research Associates showed that more than half of American employees who get paid time off don’t use it all. Even worse, many don’t use any of it. There is something inherently wrong with that picture.   According to that research:   1) One in four workers ages 18 to 25 had taken no vacation days at all… (Show more)
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A recently published academic study finds that companies with positive online employee reviews may hold a recruiting advantage with job seekers as opposed to companies with neutral or negative reviews. The study, developed by University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain looked at whether online employee reviews influence job… (Show more)
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In addition to meeting certain duties tests to qualify for exemption under the Regulations, Part 541, generally an employee must be paid at a rate of not less than $455 per week on a salary basis to be considered exempt. As a general rule, if the exempt employee performs any work during the workweek, he or she must be paid the full salary amount,… (Show more)
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Refusing to preliminarily enjoin the EEOC’s regulations under the ADA and GINA that say the use of a penalty or incentive of up to 30 percent of the cost of self-only coverage does not render "involuntary" a wellness program (either a participatory or health-contingent program) that seeks the disclosure of ADA- or GINA-protected information, the… (Show more)
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In perhaps the first move of what portends to be an interesting year on the HR Legislative front, the Senate took initial steps towards repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) with its release of a budget resolution containing reconciliation instructions, which could serve as the foundation for the passage of future health… (Show more)
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As busy HR practitioners, we are often forced to maximize our scarce time. We typically accomplish our work through a series of quick diagnosis and timely action. That may work in some areas, but when in comes to Employee Turnover that approach falls flat on its face.   Understanding the real drivers of employee turnover requires real root cause… (Show more)
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