The Benefits of Gender Equality In the Workplace
May08

The Benefits of Gender Equality In the Workplace

Currently, women are offered better access to flexible working, there is more support for maternity pay, and women generally have better qualifications than men. In today’s modern times, however, although the laws are in place for gender equality and equal pay, inequality and a pay gap remains in many workplaces across the nation. Workplace gender equality can only be achieved when employees are able to access and enjoy the same...

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Everyone Is Entitled to Paid Rest and Meal Breaks, Fact or Myth?
Apr06

Everyone Is Entitled to Paid Rest and Meal Breaks, Fact or Myth?

Everyone Is Entitled to Paid Rest and Meal Breaks, Fact or Myth? I was recently reflecting on a speakerphone call I once received from a group of front of house employees asking, “Hypothetically, aren’t we entitled to a break and a lunch with pay?” Knowing that such a question is rarely “hypothetical, do” I provided the standard Department of Labor (DOL) response applicable for that particular state and...

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Creating a Family Friendly Culture is not a Choice. It’s the Law!
Apr04

Creating a Family Friendly Culture is not a Choice. It’s the Law!

I once boarded a corporate shuttle and happened to sit next to a manager who mentioned he was on his way to terminate an employee. When I asked why, he said he needed someone more reliable and dependable, someone who didn’t “have so many Dr. appointments and family issues”. Something about this offended my Benefit Manager sensibilities. So I kicked into action. “Tell me more,” I asked. As he told the story, I simultaneously texted a...

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6 HR Tips to Deal With Workers Compensation Claims
Feb10

6 HR Tips to Deal With Workers Compensation Claims

Most human resource managers understand the benefits of worker’s compensation insurance. These managers know that they do not have to fear losing anything after reporting an injury. HR managers also do not have to fear negligence lawsuits for simple work injuries. If their employees are injured on the job, workers’ compensation insurance come in to settle the medical bill and at least a substantial slice of the lost wages while the...

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Injuries in the Workplace: What are your employer’s obligations?
Feb08

Injuries in the Workplace: What are your employer’s obligations?

Injuries in the Workplace… understanding your employer’s obligations. Whatever work you perform in Ireland, your employer has a legal obligation to look out for your safety. It’s not just the environment you work in, or the tools or machinery you work with that need to be safe, there’s a lot more to it. Employers have common law duties Apart from all the safety legislation introduced over the last thirty years or so and...

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HR: Some Great Resolutions for 2017
Feb08

HR: Some Great Resolutions for 2017

Hey, how are your new year’s resolutions going…? If, like many out there, your new leaf didn’t quite last into February, don’t fret! If you’re in the States, now is a good a time as any to tackle of a couple of compliance issues that will keep your year on the right track. With everything else that comes with the New Year and end-of-year paperwork (like those W2s and Form 1094s and 1095s), now is a good...

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What You Can Do About the Wage Gap
Dec07

What You Can Do About the Wage Gap

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research, reports the 20% gender wage gap will close by 2059 if current trends continue.

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7 Ways Your Employer May Be Violating Labor Laws [Infographic]
Nov10

7 Ways Your Employer May Be Violating Labor Laws [Infographic]

Thousands of companies are guilty of violating labor and wage laws on a daily basis.

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