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Dan posits that there are some instances when a business almost always should get legal involved with an employee issue, such as when it receives a “lawyer letter”, receives service of an agency charge or lawsuit, needs to conduct a privileged investigation, or confronts a complex or novel legal issue.
I’d like to address this same question from a more macro level.
Many companies choose to do it alone, and not involve their legal counsel on employee issues, out of a fear of the expense of engaging counsel.
Yes, lawyers can be expensive. And, yes, I usually do not charge my …read more

From:: When Should HR Call Its Lawyer?

      

Inclusiveness—where people of different backgrounds and perspectives feel involved, respected, valued and connected—is the right thing to do, and it also has positive business outcomes, said Tony Byers, Ph.D, keynoter at the SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition. …read more

From:: Leverage Inclusiveness for Powerful Business Outcomes

      

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Employers are continuing to look for innovative ways to manage health care costs and improve quality, and while costs continue to rise, they remain far below than those in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, according to a recent survey by the National Business Group on Health.

“Looking ahead to 2018 employers are holding the line on increases to 5 percent, although we’d still like to see that lower,” said Steve Wojcik, vice president, public policy at the business coalition. “Employers are changing their tactics and focusing on changing the delivery system by looking at accountable care organizations, centers of excellence and …read more

From:: Employers Eye ACOs and Telemedicine in 2018

      

A Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapter and state council are advocating for people with disabilities—both as individuals who should be valued, not stigmatized, and as a source of labor for their local economies. …read more

From:: SHRM Chapters Advocate for Workers with Disabilities

      

Facebook has confirmed that it is testing a feature which would allow users to upload a resume to their profiles to make it easier to apply for jobs, especially via mobile devices. …read more

From:: Facebook Tests Resume Feature

      

Americans are expected to spend upwards of $650 billion this holiday season, prompting retailers and logistics companies to invest in hiring more seasonal workers, especially in e-commerce, distribution and fulfillment center operations. …read more

From:: Holiday Hiring Plans Strong, but Retailers Expect Tougher Labor Market

      

Americans are expected to spend upwards of $650 billion this holiday season, prompting retailers and logistics companies to invest in hiring more seasonal workers, especially in e-commerce, distribution and fulfillment center operations. …read more

From:: Holiday Hiring Plans Strong, but Retailers Expect Tougher Labor Market

      

Recent workplace sexual harassment and assault allegations have put employment confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements under the microscope. Can such agreements go too far by keeping victims silent? …read more

From:: Can an Employee Waive the Right to Bring a Sexual Harassment Claim?

      

Recent workplace sexual harassment and assault allegations have put employment confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements under the microscope. Can such agreements go too far by keeping victims silent? …read more

From:: Can an Employee Waive the Right to Bring a Sexual Harassment Claim?

      

More than half of women abandon positions in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) because they feel unsupported and marginalized, according to speakers at the 2017 National Diversity Women’s Business Leadership Conference held recently at National Harbor, Md. …read more

From:: Isolation, Hostility and Other Challenges Force Women from STEM Careers