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Ho Ho No: Another Office Holiday Party!

Whether attending an office Christmas party or watching it unfold on screen in a holiday comedy, company-sponsored holiday parties can be an HR professional’s worst nightmare. It is estimated that over two-thirds of employers will host some form of holiday party for their employees in 2016, with many of these … Read More »

Summertime Leave and Vacation Planning: Know Before You Go

by Joe Ramsey Even though the duties and responsibilities may not actually change that much, there is just something different about the workplace during the summer. One of the major differences concerns vacation and scheduling issues. While key employees may be absent, the significance of their duties remains. Likewise, you might … Read More »

Plant Closings and Layoffs Under the WARN Act

by Abtin Mehdizadegan In our dynamic economy, many businesses are streamlining operations to maintain a competitive position in the marketplace, which often times necessitates the elimination of existing jobs or facilities. The summer months are particularly active for certain industries in the areas of layoffs and plant closings, and employers should … Read More »

Don’t “Flip Flop” on Your Company’s Dress Code

by Cindy Kolb As the weather heats up, companies are often faced with employees who may blur the lines of appropriate workplace attire. Flip-flops, revealing clothing and even beachwear sometimes make an appearance at work during the summer months. Employers should be proactive about having and enforcing a dress code. … Read More »

Summer Travel Alert for Visa Holders

by Misty Wilson Borkowski Summer is the time for vacation, for everyone. So, naturally, even foreign nationals living, working and/or studying in the U.S. will want to take a vacation. Foreign nationals should not have issues traveling within the U.S. However, if planning to travel to your home country, the … Read More »

Aruba, Jamaica, Can I Dock that Paycheck?

by Mary Cooper The cold, blustery days of winter have finally given way to the sunshine and warmth of summer we all daydreamed about just a few months ago. For many employees, this long-anticipated seasonal change brings with it a very important agenda item– VACATION! Employers often spend time worrying … Read More »

Same-Sex Marriage and Employment Benefits: What You Need to Know

by Greg Northen An entire year has already passed since the United States Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in United States v. Windsor, which struck down the Defense of Marriage Act’s definition of marriage to be between “one man and one woman.” Much was written on the impact of that case … Read More »

Summertime Leave and Vacation Planning: Know Before You Go

by Joe Ramsey Even though the duties and responsibilities may not actually change that much, there is just something different about the workplace during the summer. One of the major differences concerns vacation and scheduling issues. While key employees may be absent, the significance of their duties remains. Likewise, you … Read More »

Plant Closings and Layoffs Under the WARN Act

by Abtin Mehdizadegan In our dynamic economy, many businesses are streamlining operations to maintain a competitive position in the marketplace, which often times necessitates the elimination of existing jobs or facilities. The summer months are particularly active for certain industries in the areas of layoffs and plant closings, and employers … Read More »

OFCCP Disability Regulations Implemented; ABC Challenge Dismissed

A ruling was issued Monday, March 24, 2014, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in the case of Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. v. Patricia A. Shiu. Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), a national trade association representing 22,000 members from more than 19,000 construction and industry-related … Read More »