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When the House and Senate approved a short-term government spending bill, the major story was how it ended a government shutdown. But for HR pros, there’s another story tucked away in the legislation. That story is all about the provisions included in the short-term government spending...

Earlier this week, a 20-state coalition of attorneys general (AGs) filed a lawsuit against the federal government — specifically the IRS and HHS — over the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The claim: The ACA is no longer constitutional after the repeal of tax that enforced the...

If you want to keep employees from jumping ship, you may have to loosen the purse strings a little. Reason: A recent study found that the vast majority of U.S. employees (81%) are dissatisfied with the salary and benefits their employers are offering. And their unhappiness...

Following an array of state and local paid leave laws and loud calls from employers and prominent business groups, Congress has introduced a bill to make paid leave on a federal level a reality. But the legislation probably isn’t what HR pros were expecting. The Workflex...

When a New York City underwriter walked past a life-sized poster of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in his Manhattan office, little did he know it would set off a chain of events that would eventually lead to his termination. As the New York Post...

Can you fire an employee for expressing their discriminatory views, or is that speech protected? This was the question the NLRB answered when addressing a recent wrongful termination complaint. Ex-Google employee James Damore, now infamous for that 10-page memo he wrote (claiming that biological differences were...

Now is the perfect time for a review of your I-9 compliance efforts for a number of reasons. For starters, the most recently revised form became mandatory in the fall. Plus, the Dept. of Homeland Security’s Immigration & Customs Enforcement agency (also known as ICE) can investigate...

Good news: The feds just gave employers more incentive to offer internship programs. In a new Field Assistance Bulletin by its Wage-and-Hour Division, the DOL announced it’ll be dropping the more-comprehensive “six-factor test” for determining whether an intern qualifies as an employee entitled to at least...

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