Deadline for Posting New FMLA Regs

The U.S. Department of Labor has set a deadline for posting the new federal Family and Medical Leave Act regulations. The DOL issued a final rule on Feb. 6 implementing the FMLA amendments passed in 2010 and adding the new regulations, which went into effect Friday, March 8. Those changes to a new poster you must immediately tack … Continue reading Deadline for Posting New FMLA Regs

FMLA as an Early Indicator

It’s understandable that many employers might view the 20-year-old Family and Medical Leave Act as a serious thorn in their sides, considering the administrative challenges and costs associated with the law. But research released this week by the Integrated Benefits Institute suggests companies might want to set such criticisms aside and look at the bigger … Continue reading FMLA as an Early Indicator

New Way of Looking at Risk vs. EEO Compliance

Came across an interesting just-launched website devoted solely to providing employers and their HR teams with, as the site says, “expert, creative, and cost-effective solutions for managing the burgeoning risk of workplace EEO disputes.” A bit too focused, you might ask? Au contraire, says Merrily Archer, an employment attorney and founder of Denver-based EEO Legal Solutions and it’s brand … Continue reading New Way of Looking at Risk vs. EEO Compliance

Rounding Up Reactions to SAP’s Acquisition of SFSF

SAP’s announcement that it acquired SuccessFactors for about $3.4 billion certainly made the weekend a less leisurely one for all of the HR technology analysts and experts who have been commenting, blogging and tweeting their thoughts ever since. According to CIO magazine, the acquisition was announced Saturday and is set to be completed in the first … Continue reading Rounding Up Reactions to SAP’s Acquisition of SFSF

Data Shows Educated Women More Prominent in the Workplace

OnlineSchools.com, a digital resource for online education, just put out an analysis of Forbes‘ list of the World’s Most Powerful Women of 2011, called “Wonder Women,” showing 56 of those 100 women holding graduate degrees. The salaries of these educated women are also going up, according to the analysis: Since 1979, women with college educations have seen a … Continue reading Data Shows Educated Women More Prominent in the Workplace

Numbers of Unemployed and Disabled On the Rise

I guess it should come as no real surprise, considering today’s economy and aging workforce, that the numbers of unemployed and disabled Americans is rising. According to this recent study by Allsup, a Social Security disability provider, unemployment for people with disabilities continued to significantly outpace the unemployment rate for other workers throughout 2010. In fact, the … Continue reading Numbers of Unemployed and Disabled On the Rise

Your Attendance Policies Could Buy You a Lawsuit

A few (let’s call them troublesome) details about intermittent leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act came across my desk in an e-mail today that I decided to pass on because some of those details were news to me. More importantly, the e-mail contained a link to an article by Anne E. Larson, chair of the labor … Continue reading Your Attendance Policies Could Buy You a Lawsuit