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As congress puts together a tax cut plan, 401(k) contributions could be on the chopping block. Here’s what you need to know.

Congress Weighs Massive Changes to 401(k) Contributions

October 24th, 2017

The 401(k) is an employer’s best friend, isn’t it? This extremely popular workplace benefit allows employees to save up to $18,000 a year in a tax-deferred retirement plan. (Workers over 50 can save up to $24,000 a year.) They don’t have to worry about paying tax on that income until they begin to dip into…

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Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein harassed and abused women over decades

Why Harvey Weinstein Got Away with Workplace Sexual Harassment for Decades

October 13th, 2017

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s crimes have exploded into the news over the past week. Although his decades-long history of frequent sexual assault and harassment may seem like an extreme case, it nevertheless points to systemic failures that employers and HR in every field need to understand. 1. The Endurance of Sexual Harassment Across Industries We’d…

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Here’s what you need to know about changes to contraceptive coverage and religious exemption from workplace discrimination.

The Contraceptive Coverage Battle Rages On. Here’s What You Need to Know

October 11th, 2017

Two major announcements out of Washington, D.C. last week will affect employers nationwide. Here’s what you need to know. Announcement #1: More Employers Can Claim Exemption from Contraceptive Coverage The Department of Health and Human Services rewrote federal policy to allow employers to deny their employees insurance coverage for birth control, if the employer objects…

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Inspiring Quotes from the Emmy Awards for HR Managers

September 18th, 2017

At last night’s Emmy Awards, it was thrilling to see a diverse range of stories and storytellers celebrated on the stage—including many historic firsts. HR managers who are invested in creating inclusive workplaces will find plenty of inspiration in the winners’ acceptance speeches and their backstage interviews. Here are some of the best quotes of…

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Immigration

What the Latest Immigration News Means for Your Employees

August 15th, 2017

The United States’ immigration policies directly affect employees and workers across the country. Is your company ready to handle immigration and border security related issues that may arise? While a hot button political issue, the implications for employers when it comes to changes in immigration laws are very real, irrespective of political leanings. Here’s the…

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Google’s Manifesto is an HR Nightmare

August 9th, 2017

This weekend, Google experienced an HR nightmare—the release of an anti-diversity manifesto by employee James Damore – a so called “Google Manifesto.” The ten-page document outlined the “biological” reasons why women are incapable of succeeding in tech, why efforts to increase diversity are inherently useless, and how Google discriminates against those with conservative viewpoints. The…

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What’s “Google for Jobs,” and What Do You Need to Know About It?

June 26th, 2017

On Tuesday, “Google launched Google for Jobs, a new initiative to help employers find better candidates and help job applicants find better jobs. What does this search tool mean for HR, hiring managers and recruiters? We tried out Google for Jobs so you don’t have to. Here are the pros and cons of Google for…

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Travis Kalanick, King of HR Fails, Finally Ousted from Uber

June 22nd, 2017

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced his resignation yesterday after two board members arrived at his Chicago hotel room with a list of demands from shareholders. The surprising thing isn’t that Kalanick resigned—it’s that it didn’t happen sooner. Uber’s company culture has been a minefield from the beginning, even though the business is as booming as…

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amazon buys whole foods

Amazon Is Buying Whole Foods, Get Ready to Fight for Talent

June 16th, 2017

It was announced today that Amazon is purchasing Whole Foods in a whopping $13.7 billion deal. Though it has faced some recent challenges, the grocery store chain has approximately 460 stores and earned a healthy $16 billion in the last fiscal year, says The New York Times. It seems like the perfect buy for Amazon,…

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2 Million Grads Just Entered the Workforce. Are You Ready?

June 13th, 2017

Almost two million college students will graduate in 2017 and enter the job market, according to The National Center for Education Statistics. With a historically low unemployment rate of 4.4%, these millennial workers are in high demand. Does your company know how to entice them? What do 2017 grads really want in their first job?…

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Tesla, Uber, Apple Make HR Headlines

June 6th, 2017

HR made headlines this past week, as big-name tech companies made big staffing changes. Here’s what you need to know: Tesla’s Dangerous Factory Leads to Fired HR VP Following damning accusations of labor violations and unsafe conditions, Tesla has ousted its VP of HR, Arnnon Geshuri. The auto manufacturer’s Fremont, CA factory has a serious…

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Trump’s Family Leave Plan: What Employers Need to Know

May 23rd, 2017

It was announced today that President Trump’s budget for 2018 will include paid family leave. Here’s everything HR and employers need to know. Basically, the proposed plan includes a provision for both mothers and fathers to be granted six weeks of paid leave following the birth—or adoption—of a child. This is quite a change from…

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3 “Yuge” HR Mistakes the White House Made Firing James Comey

May 16th, 2017

The White House fired F.B.I. Director James Comey last week, and it was one of the worst HR mistakes we’ve ever seen. While I won’t delve into any of the political aspects of his tenure, I wanted to focus more on the firing of the FBI director can be a lesson for HR managers. If…

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American Health Care Act AHCA

How the New Health Care Bill (AHCA) Will Affect Employee Benefits

May 8th, 2017

The House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) last week, a bill that would essentially repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. While the bill, in its current form, is unlikely to become law without significant revision, it does have a major impact on HR and employee benefits…

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