1. Hospital Chain to Pay $80k for Disability Bias

    Ah, the irony: A major Midwest healthcare organization has agreed to pay $80,000 to a woman whose job offer was withdrawn — because of her medical condition.   Aurora Health Care, Inc. will fork over the $80k and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U…Read More

  2. The 4 Biggest Termination Mistakes

      Firing staff members is stressful – which is why so many HR pros sometimes hurry the process along to get it over with. But that’s a big mistake. If you don’t cross your t’s and dot your i’s before, during and after a termination, you’re setting yourself up for major problems down…Read More

  3. Employers Ready to Hire, and Workers Are Ready to Make a Move

    Hiring managers in small businesses are indicating a greater sense of confidence when it comes to recruitment plans. Hiring is expected to increase three percentage points over last year for companies with 50 or fewer employees. Quick breakdown: 50 or fewer employees – 27% hiring full-time, perman…Read More

  4. Are You Doing These 5 Fatal HR Benefits Communication Mistakes?

      Over the past decade, we’ve seen a trend of HR departments diversifying their benefits vendors in an effort to mitigate rising costs and give their employees the choice and flexibility they crave. This diversification definitely provides value, but it also leads to significant communication…Read More

  5. Scary new ruling makes it harder to combat unfair pay claims

    Sorry, employers, but a new ruling by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will make it darn near impossible — if adopted by other circuits — to keep a worker’s claims of unfair pay from going to trial. Some needed background info before we explain the ruling. Jeffrey Moran was a mechanic at an …Read More

  6. Did you know…

    Why should your employees stay or new employees join you?  What benefits do you have for your employees?  Are they the traditional ones such as health care, retirement savings and professional development opportunities?  Or are they non-traditional ones like free Starbuck’s coffee in the coffee…Read More