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Losing Talent—Because You Can’t Get Past the Nose Ring
Studies show that body piercings are often associated with negative stereotypes, but when it comes to recruiters and HR professionals, “piercing bias” may prevent the hiring of talented people and could even get a company in legal trouble.

DOL Seeks Comments on Proposed Retirement Advice Rule
The U.S. Department of Labor issued a proposed rule on April 14, 2015, that would impose a stricter fiduciary standard on those providing retirement investment advice. While much of the concerns behind the proposal involve conflicted investment advice to individual retirement account (IRA) holders, the sweeping rule would also change how advice is provided to participants in 401(k) and other defined contribution plans.

 

Robust Internal Complaint Program Can Stave Off False Claims Act Lawsuits
Encouraging employees to bring False Claims Act complaints and other claims of fraud internally seems counterintuitive but can save a company millions, a recent case illustrates, according to Robert Wolff, an attorney with Littler in Cleveland and co-chair of the firm’s Healthcare PracticeGroup.

ACA Poses Tough Choices, HR Director Testifies Before Congress
Implementation of Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements is resulting in tough choices due to coverage requirements and the complexity of the law, testified Sally Roberts, MBA, SHRM-SCP, director of human resources for Morris Communications Co. LLC in Augusta, Ga., before the House Education and the Workforce Committee on April 14, 2015.

Calif.: What HR Professionals Need To Know About Telecommuting
California leads the nation in many areas, but telecommuting likely isn’t one of them. The Golden State’s “ridiculously harsh” wage and hour laws, including daily pay requirements and mandated meal and rest breaks, discourage employers from allowing workers to telecommute, said Todd Wulffson, a partner with Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger in Irvine.

Workplace Biases Persist, Expert Panelists Tell EEOC
Although the 50-year-old U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has significantly improved job opportunities for American workers, biases against women, older workers, minorities and people with disabilities still linger in workplaces, some panelists told EEOC commissioners during an April 15, 2015, public meeting in Miami.

New App Helps Employees Pay Bills, Save Money
Want an app that stops your employees from treating their retirement savings like their personal piggy bank?

 

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