Lululemon Expands Full Paid Parental Leave

Having children is a momentous occasion for anyone and often means big changes in one’s personal life. But for those of us in the working world, our personal lives are often inexorably intertwined with our work lives.


DOL Close to Raising Overtime Threshold

The United States has a very large number of employment and labor laws and regulations. Compliance with these rules can often be a daunting task, especially for smaller businesses without the luxury of a full-time HR or compliance staff.

I Won’t Need a Job—After the Lawsuit

We laugh at the old saw, “No good deed goes unpunished.” Unfortunately, it’s no laughing matter when untrained supervisors and managers try to show that they are going to be good bosses.

Do You Know about Presenteeism?

The concept of presenteeism is when employees are at work, but they are not as productive as they could be because they’re not feeling well. However, they’re not feeling sick enough to take a day off or they don’t have days off to take.

Another Case Demonstrates Need for Appropriate Training

A warehouse maintenance worker who suffers from migraine headaches filed a suit against his former employer saying, among other things, that his supervisor retaliated against him for taking medical leave. The alleged retaliation included being denied certain refresher safety training.

HR Case Illustrates the Need for Proper Training

By Kate McGovern Tornone In yesterday’s Advisor, BLR® editor Kate McGovern Tornone laid out the facts of a case where an HR manager wasn’t careful in communication. Today Tornone reveals the outcome of the case—and why it could’ve been prevented with good HR training.

FMLA Fraud and Abuse: 5 More Training Tips

Yesterday’s Advisor provided five tips for training your supervisors on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and how to prevent fraud and abuse. Today we’re providing five more tips on navigating this complex regulation.