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Are You Ready to Handle New Obamacare Reporting Requirements?

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On June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled yet again on the Affordable Care Act, finding that tax credits are available to individuals in states that utilize a federally facilitated exchange. What does this mean for employers? It means business as usual. The decision provides certainty that ACA is here to stay, and,…

10 Productive Things HR Can Do Instead of Performance Management

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My former employer announced recently that they are doing away with forced rankings and the annual performance management process. Hallelujah! I congratulate them for taking a bold step for developing people and recognizing business contributions in a new way. My PeopleResults colleagues and I have talked before about the need for a change…

Are Your Company’s Cultural Practices Truly Competitive?

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As companies across the U.S. throw their hats into the ring for a spot on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list this month, you may be turning a curious lens toward your own company’s cultural practices. Do you know whether they measure up as ones that would be considered “great?”…

Senators Introduce Legislation Targeting Worker Misclassification

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By Ilyse Wolens Schuman Two weeks after the U.S. Department of Labor issued an Administrator’s Interpretation cautioning that “most workers are employees,” Senators Bob Casey, D-PA, and Al Franken, D-MN), introduced a bill targeting worker misclassification. The Payroll Fraud Prevention Act of 2015 would make a number of amendments to the Fair Labor…

The Limits to Accommodating Mental Illness in the Workplace

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By Eric B. Meyer Many of us, including me, have a loved one or friend who has suffered through mental illness. With proper treatment, counseling and support, the symptoms may be controllable. However, sometimes medication and treatment aren’t enough. Mental illness, which generally qualifies as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act,…

HR Basics: How to Cope When You Have a Compensation Department of One

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Over the last few years, we have seen a rise in attention to the all too common, “HR Department of One.” These Jacks-and-Jills-of-all-trades, (and master of many), must be the policy maker, recruiter, trainer, confidant and much more for many companies. Often, we talk about “compensation departments and compensation professionals” as if every…