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Flexwork Policies on the Rise, Participation Lagging
About one-half of organizations provided employees the option of flexible work arrangements such as teleworking in 2014, however only one-third reported that the majority of their employees were actually allowed to use them.
OFCCP Seeks to Update Sex Discrimination Regulations
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) proposed updates to its sex discrimination regulations on Jan. 28, 2015, for the first time since they were issued 44 years ago.
‘Substantial Cessation’ ERISA Rules Amended
The closure of a plant may be intended to cut costs, but can result in liability under a little-known provision of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

HR Key Defender of Tax ID Theft
Tax season is underway and HR professionals can play a key role in identifying and deterring tax identity theft, the most common form of identity theft reported to the Federal Trade Commission in 2014. 
Federal Mandate to Find Better Jobs for Workers with Disabilities Faces Obstacles
Finding jobs for people with disabilities that allow them to work alongside those without disabilities may be a priority for a new Department of Labor advisory committee, but it isn’t always easy, according to those who testified at the committee’s first hearing in January 2015.


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