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Before you fire: 20 questions every employer should ask

USA - November 13 2015 So you think you're ready to terminate an employee. Are you really? Here are 20 questions that every employer should ask itself before going ahead

New overtime regs: will “duties test” be beefed up after all?

USA - November 16 2015 You have probably heard by now that Patricia Smith, Solicitor of Labor, announced at the annual labor and employment conference of the American Bar

Caution: your workplace accident investigation may be used against you!

USA - November 11 2015 Last week, I posted about OSHA’s expected final rule on a public database of workplace injuries and illnesses. While that expected rule would require

OSHA targets more manufacturing industries for amputation inspections

USA - November 18 2015 In August, OSHA issued a revised version of its 2006 Directive on the Agency’s National Emphasis Program on Amputations that includes an updated list

DOL’s Home Care Rule goes live

USA - November 13 2015 Yesterday the U.S. Department of Labor began enforcement of its Home-Care Rule, which prohibits third-party employers from taking advantage of the

A cornucopia of wellness information for employers!

USA - November 25 2015 Earlier this month, I had a relatively short post on the proposed rule on wellness incentives and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

Be thankful you’re not an employment law turkey

USA - November 25 2015 Well, it's that time of year again - what are you thankful for? Here are some Human Resources and employment law matters for which I am thankful

The EEOC and wellness programs: the other shoe drops! (but it's not that bad)

USA - November 24 2015 Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a proposed rule on employer wellness programs and the Genetic Information

Pretty good year for the EEOC (in pictures)

USA - November 20 2015 Bloomberg BNA reports that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had a good year in FY 2015, which ended September 30. The agency collected

Before you sue: 10 questions every employee should ask

USA - November 20 2015 Last week, we talked about 20 things an employer should ask itself before terminating an employee. In the interests of fairness, here are 10 things