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Avoiding the Big Break Up

When the relationship between employer and worker sours

By Dana Wilkie  2/11/2015

As with any relationship, the one between a worker and employer goes through phases:

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February 12, 2015

 

Updated daily, the HR News home page is your one-stop shop for the latest news and featured articles. This page compiles top staff-written and external news of general interest to HR, plus major stories in the HR Disciplines.

 

Textual Feelings in the Workplace

By Donald D. Gamburg  © 2015 Ogletree Deakins  2/9/2015

February 11, 2015

 

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HIPAA Action Items After a Data Breach

The cyber attack on Anthem should spur employers to know their obligations

By Stephen A. Riga, Timothy G. Verrall and Danielle Vanderzanden © Ogletree Deakins  2/9/2015    

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February 10, 2015

 

California enacted new occupational safety and health laws last year that will impact Golden State employers in 2015. These new statutes deal with harassment training, cool-down periods, penalty abatements and workplace violence prevention.

Except for the violence prevention law, all legislation went into effect Jan. 1, 2015.

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February 6, 2015
 

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HR Executives Favor Greater Salary Transparency

By Stephen Miller, CEBS  2/2/2015

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February 3, 2015
 

 

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Hackers Target Companies with Wire Transfer Fraud Scheme

Experts say executives need to be especially cautious

By Aliah D. Wright  1/30/2015

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February 2, 2015

 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is urging retail employers to implement safety measures to prevent workplace injuries during major sales events, including Black Friday.

The busiest shopping day of the year falls on Nov. 28 in 2014, and has been the scene of increasingly dangerous situations in the recent past, as consumers push and shove through crowded spaces to take advantage of holiday sales.

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November 20, 2014
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Advocacy groups urge federal OSHA to expedite stalled infection control rule 

 

Although widespread outbreak of the Ebola virus in the United States is unlikely, California’s worker protection and public health agencies announced on Oct. 15, 2014, interim guidelines for preventing occupational exposure to the deadly disease.

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October 22, 2014

The Ebola virus has reared its ugly head inside the U.S. and is spreading at an unknown rate due to the nature of its incubation period. While guidance is available from the CDC and other health organizations, it is not entirely clear that we know everything about how the disease may be transmitted.

The “facts” and updates change hourly, so, by the time you see this post, these will have changed again.

October 18, 2014

 

Employers concerned about the spread of the Ebola virus in the United States don’t have to sit on their hands and do nothing, even if the risk of the disease spreading is low.

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October 14, 2014

 

Previously designated low-hazard industries reclassified as nonexempt

 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a final rule Sept. 11, 2014, revising the requirements for reporting work-related fatality, injury and illness information. The rule also updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA record-keeping requirements.

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September 22, 2014
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Plaintiffs’ lawyers were falling over themselves last week in a race to the courthouse to sue Target as a result of its recent data breach. By at least one report, over 40 lawsuits have already been filed against Target, the first of which was filed the day after the breach became public.

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January 22, 2014

As companies around America drag out the lights, consult with caterers and order booze for their annual holiday parties, know that once the celebrations are over, more than one in three employers will report that the festivities got out of hand.

It could be that a worker used the mistletoe as an excuse to get frisky with a colleague, or a few tipsy employees exchanged heated words—or even came to blows.

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November 25, 2013

HR managers are constrained when workers quit without notice

 At many companies, employees are told they must give two weeks’ notice before leaving their job.

But is a notice of any kind required? And if someone walks out the door suddenly—leaving deadlines hanging and colleagues in the lurch—is there anything an HR professional can do?

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October 11, 2013

The Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., is supposed to be a secure facility, protected by checkpoints, armed guards and requirements of valid credentials for entry.

According to authorities, 12 people were killed and eight others injured when Aaron Alexis opened fire Sept. 16, 2013, in Building 197 at the facility.

So what went wrong?

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October 3, 2013

Every day millions of employees drive to and from work or spend their workday driving. Sadly, about 2,000 workers die each year on the road while commuting or working. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related fatalities among people ages 16 to 24 in the United States.

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September 20, 2013
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There are many good reasons for keeping thorough and up-to-date records of accidents and injuries that occur on the job. The primary reason, of course, is compliance with the law. But a thorough reporting and recordkeeping system can also provide you with valuable information concerning accident patterns and prevention.

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July 24, 2013
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Management-level employees and HR staff should be trained on the workplace impact of domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking, a vast majority of respondents told the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in research findings released Feb. 1, 2013.

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March 8, 2013

The tragic murders of students and teachers Dec. 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., is a grim reminder of the need for every workplace to have a safety plan and procedures in place, human resource and workplace violence prevention professionals said.

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December 26, 2012