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How to respond to an EEOC charge Events Upcoming New Members Before an employee can sue an organization for violating anti-discrimination laws, he or she must file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or a similar state agency. The EEOC or state agency then notifies the employer of the charge and, in…

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Cannabis Oil Complicates Drug-Testing Events Upcoming New Members The growing popularity of cannabis oil is leading to more positive tests for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component in marijuana.  But what exactly is cannabis oil? Can workers get high from it? Why would they use it? Is it illegal?  Experts weigh in to keep HR professionals…

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State mandated leave for school activities Events Upcoming New Members It’s that time of year when students around the country head back to school.  As a result, employers will see an increase in employee requests for time off work to deal with a variety of their kids’ school-related activities. In evaluating parental requests for time…

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Being Comfortable is the Enemy of Being Awesome Events Upcoming New Members Imagine being a young woman who is excited to work in HR. She joins a Japanese car manufacturer that over eight years grows more than 250 percent. She is good at problem solving, is often invited to be a speaker and becomes the…

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Department of Labor proposes major expansion of apprenticeships Events Upcoming New Members The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) newly proposed apprenticeship programs would be available to certified industry groups, schools, nonprofits and unions and would be largely free from regulatory oversight. The DOL recently released the long-anticipated Notice of Proposed Rulemaking establishing certification requirements for a Trump administration…

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Building a Better Boss Events Upcoming New Members Christian Shinkle, SHRM-CP, admits that he used to be a bad boss. Working as a restaurant manager years ago, he says, he was a “Gordon Ramsay-type,” alluding to the reality TV chef from “Hell’s Kitchen” known for berating contestants. Shinkle would shout at employees, detailing their mistakes…

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5 Strategies to Motivate Burned-Out Workers Events Upcoming New Members Robert is a human resources director in a local community hospital who feels the heaviness of low staff morale. Employees are clearly tired, they feel like they’re working at their maximum, and they’re having a hard time keeping up with the patient load. In fact,…

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What 4 Out of 5 Employees Would Quit For Events Upcoming New Members If 80% of your employees were willing to leave your company for just one thing, you’d want to know what it is, right? Even more, you’d want to know what you can do about it, too. I’ll cut to the chase. That…

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New Rule Allows Employees to Use HRAs to Buy Health Insurance Events Upcoming New Members A newly issued regulation could transform how employers pay for employee health care coverage, its advocates claim, by letting employers use pretax dollars to subsidize employee premiums in the individual health insurance market. On June 13, the U.S. departments of…

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Gig workers challenge old order Events Upcoming New Members They’re creating computer code, carting food and passengers around in their own cars, and popping in monthly for a project meeting. What’s their story? Are these occasional workers underemployed, unable to secure a salaried job? Are they Millennials and Generation Zers sampling different occupations before they…

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