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► Beware of Phishing Attacks: Advice on Protecting Your Company's Data

August 11, 2019

Cyberattacks are becoming more and more sophisticated, and your company may be the next target. Nigerian princes and computer viruses are no longer the main concern—instead, highly targeted “phishing” attacks are putting companies at risk. Phishing is the fraudulent practice ...

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► Does New Chair of the EEOC Mean a New Day at the Agency?

August 6, 2019

Earlier this spring, Republican Janet Dhillon was officially sworn in as the 16th chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)—the federal agency that administers and enforces civil rights laws against workplace discrimination and harassment. Dhillon had been nominated ...

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► Promoting Employer-Sponsored Volunteering without Running Afoul of FLSA

July 26, 2019

Volunteering is an effective way for organizations to maximize their impact on the community while minimizing costs. In recent years, as corporate social responsibility has received increased attention in academia and from the media, corporations have begun to play a larger role in global, ...

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► Are You Wasting Time with Too Many Meetings?

July 24, 2019

We’ve previously written on the subject of superfluous internal reports and the excessive amount of time companies put into them. Meetings are also frequently accused of being wastes of time and inefficient. Indeed, many people may not realize how much time they spend in meetings. ...

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► EEO-1 Pay Data Portal Live & New Filing Resources

July 22, 2019

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) web-based portal for the collection of newly required pay and hours-worked data is now live, but many employers that are supposed to file the reports may still have trouble meeting the September 30 deadline. The EEOC announced on ...

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► 5 Things Your Employee Handbook Should Include for 2019

July 18, 2019

According to information highlighted by Paycor, employee handbooks have many benefits. When developed correctly, employee handbooks can be a useful business tool because they: •   Familiarize employees with your culture, mission, and values. •   Set clear ...

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► Training and Engaging Employees in Today's Multigenerational Workplace

July 16, 2019

The multigenerational workplace is here. By 2020, most organizations will have at least four different generations working alongside each other. While this wealth of experience will bring all the benefits of diversity, it will also require corporate cultures to adapt to varied working and ...

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► Employers Likely to Notice Change After Acosta's Departure From DOL

July 12, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Alexander Acosta’s announcement that he is leaving his post amid controversy over his role in a lenient plea deal for multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein is likely to bring a change in tone to the agency. Acosta’s resignation will be effective ...

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► Weight Discrimination: Is it Illegal?

July 8, 2019

With the majority of people in the United States being either overweight or obese today, you wouldn’t think it would be in an employer’s best interest to be discriminatory against someone who is overweight. Yet, this happens all the time. Sometimes, it’s with intentions that ...

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► 4 Ways to Take the Bias Out of Performance Reviews

June 25, 2019

Researchers at Stanford University have recently found that despite a lack of gender differences in objective performance metrics (e.g., grades, fitness scores, or class standing) and decades of equal opportunity efforts, the language used to describe women hurts their advancement opportunities. ...

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