• Kentucky Court: Accident’s job-relatedness depends on context

    July 14, 2015 | HR News

    In a case where one state agency found an accident was work-related and another agency decided the accident was not work-related, the Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld a denial of unemployment benefits to the employee because he left the worksite against his supervisor’s instructions.

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  • ‘Color’ discrimination: A distinct protected activity under Title VII

    July 14, 2015 | HR News

    By Sarah Burch The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to employers in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas) recently reversed a lower court’s dismissal of an employee’s race and color discrimination claims. The employee alleged that the general manager said she was “too black” to do various tasks at the casino where she End excerpt

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  • Minnesota and the contract formally known as employment

    July 8, 2015 | HR News

    By Laurie JirakMinnesota legend and hometown hero Prince was recently sued for tortious (wrongful) interference with a contract between producer Jolene Cherry and a former contestant on The Voice. Let’s go crazy—and break your contract The lawsuit claims Prince (aka Rogers Nelson) tortiously interfered with an exclusive contractual agreement between The Cherry Party, a recording End excerpt

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  • Employee Happiness Study: Recognition and rewards programs need improvement

    July 8, 2015 | HR News

    By Rodney Mason, GVP, Marketing at Blackhawk Engagement Solutions Stop the presses! Happy employees are more productive than unhappy employees. The good news is that according to a new national study we just completed, most employees are somewhat happy and engaged at work—but they’re not happy with their company rewards and recognition programs, which rank End excerpt

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  • Has the DOL’s internship test taken a swan dive?

    July 8, 2015 | HR News

    By Jasmin Rojas, JD, Legal Editor The movie the Black Swan has a young ballerina struggling between two forces—her inner white and black swans. In real life, the movie has set the scene for another type of conflict—one between the Department of Labor’s (DOL) interpretation of who really qualifies as an unpaid intern versus a End excerpt

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  • Fortune releases inaugural ‘100 Best Workplaces for Millennials’ list

    June 29, 2015 | HR News

    Fortune’s inaugural list of “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials” was just released from its partners at Great Place to Work.

    Fortune Top 100 listThe surprise at the number one spot was Power Home Remodeling, a newcomer to Fortune’s lists. With construction and real estate leading the way, the top 10 Best Workplaces for Millennials are:

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  • OFCCP update: proposed regs, sample affirmative action plans, and more

    June 29, 2015 | HR News

    By Susan Schoenfeld, JD, Senior Legal Editor The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) continues to churn out regulations, offer agency guidance, and release new information impacting federal government contractors. Here are some of the latest developments coming out of the OFCCP. Proposed regulations, guidance issued for blacklisting Executive Order On May 28, 2015, End excerpt

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  • Daughters benefit in their careers from having a working mother, says Harvard Business School study

    June 29, 2015 | HR News

    Contrary to conventional wisdom, growing up with a working mother is unlikely to harm children socially and economically when they become adults, new research by a Harvard Business School. The “working mother effect” actually improves future prospects, especially for adult daughters of mothers who worked outside the home before their daughters were 14 years old, End excerpt

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  • 10 changes you might see in the proposed overtime regs

    June 16, 2015 | HR News

    The federal Department of Labor (DOL) will be releasing proposed changes to the overtime regulations within the next few days. These regulations will increase the number of employees nationwide who qualify for overtime. Here are 10 possible changes to the current overtime regulations:

    1. Salary level. It is very likely that the DOL will increase the salary threshold required for exemption, possibly even double it. The current salary threshold for white-collar employees is $455 per week. If the threshold increases, more employees will be entitled to overtime.

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  • NIOSH launches new Reproductive Health and the Workplace website topics

    June 16, 2015 | HR News

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has unveiled new topic pages under the heading Reproductive Health and the Workplace, aimed at employees, employers, and healthcare professionals.

    Employees are cautioned that where they work, how they work, and what work they do can affect their reproductive health and that of their families because they can carry chemicals home on their clothes, shoes, hair, and skin.

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