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Benefits

Employee benefits, COBRA, defined benefit plans, cafeteria plans, etc.

Benefits of Cafeteria Plans [8503] ?

Under a cafeteria plan, employees can take advantage of three specific flexible benefits

Updated CHIPRA Model Notice [doc] [36648] ?

Medicaid and CHIP offer free or low cost health coverage to children and families in some states

Updated Consumer Health Benefits Publications [11765] ?

What employees should know about their health benefits

Faculty and Staff Benefits [8308] ?

University online benefit information for faculty and staff - forms

Updated FLSA: Fair Labor Standards Act Compliance [2835] ?

Explains the federal laws on minimum wage, overtime pay, child labor, and more

Updated Health Benefits Under COBRA [pdf] [5106] ?

Booklet on health benefits under the Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act (COBRA)

Compensation

Compensation and benefit reports

Updated Compliance Assistance Fair Labor Standards Act [4059] ?

Questions, answers and resource information on US wage-hour labor standards

Updated FLSA: Wage & Hour Provisions [1918] ?

Provides employer guidance on the federal requirements of FSLA

Updated US Federal Wage & Hour Division Compliance Assistance Materials [16888] ?

Assistance with US Dept of Labor federal employment laws

Updated Wage and Hour Division, Dept of Labor Regulations [16892] ?

Full text of US Dept of Labor Employment Standards Administration wage and hour regulations

Discrimination

Fact sheets on discrimination - sex, race, age, disabilities, etc.

EEOC Reports / Surveys [3024] ?

The EEOC collects workforce data from employers with more than 100 employees

Guidance on the Application of the ADA to Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities [2664] ?

Description of the EEOC's enforcement guidance on the ADA and psychiatric disabilities

Sexual Harassment [15378] ?

Preventing sexual harassment in the workplace

Updated Workplace Harassment [11472] ?

What you need to know about hostile work environment harassment

Discussion

E-mail lists and discussion forums for human resources issues

Pennsylvania Employment Law Blog [33184] ?

Federal and Pennsylvania legal discussion related to employment law

DOL Updates

What's new at the US Department of Labor

Updated DOL News Brief [35915] ?

A newsletter from the US Dept of Labor

Updated News Releases: US Department of Labor [4550] ?

Updates for the US DOL

Updated Newsroom: US Department of Labor [4549] ?

News releases and what's new for the US Department of Labor

Education

Conferences & seminars. Certification requirements for human resources

CCP, CBP, GRP & WLCP Certification [1993] ?

Certified Compensation & Certified Benefits Professionals, Global Remuneration and Work-Life Certified Professionals

SHRM Certification [2479] ?

For PHR/SPHR/GCP from the Society for Human Resources Management

Forms

Downloadable forms - medical, dental, payroll, employment, appraisals, etc.

Updated FMLA Designation Notice Form [pdf] [35361] ?

Employer now must notify employee of FMLA eligibility within 5 business days (previously 2 days)

Updated Human Resources Forms and Templates [19429] ?

In use by a major university in New York state

List of Human Resource Forms [9607] ?

FMLA forms, employee relations forms, etc. used by a major university

Updated US Department of Labor Form 5500 Series [28183] ?

The Form 5500 Series is part of ERISA's overall reporting and disclosure framework

Headline News

Daily headlines and weekly news articles of interest to HR professionals

HR Regulatory Issues Update [36921] ?

Focus is on government affairs of interest to human resources

Hiring

Recruiting and hiring practices and the ADA, negligent hiring claims and more

Candidate Comparison Chart [12223] ?

Comparing people is easier if you use a matrix for your information

Updated Disability Nondiscrimination Checklist [8836] ?

Recruitment, pre-employment screening, testing, employer accommodation, etc

Updated Disabled - Recruiting and Hiring Reference Guide [pdf] [37920] ?

Reference Guide to Recruiting, Hiring, & Retaining Employees with Disabilities

New Employee Orientation Checklist [12194] ?

Consider the following items for your New Employee Orientation Checklist

Potential Interview Questions [17594] ?

Examples of questions used by employers when interviewing potential new hires

HR Departments

Home pages to government and university departments of human resources

CA-University of California, Berkeley - Human Resources [9608] ?

Home page of the university's human resources department

NY-SUNY Insitute of Technology Office of Human Resources [8613] ?

Home page to the institute's HR department

HR Tips

A variety of management tips for human resource professionals

Human Resources FAQ [36649] ?

Covers the basics for small business

Immigration

Information for employers about hiring immigrants

Updated Employment of Alien Crewmembers D-1 Visas [9989] ?

The Immigration Act of 1990 (IMMACT) and the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1993

Updated Employment of Foreign Workers in Specialty Occupations [9988] ?

The Immigration Act of 1990 (IMMACT), as amended The Immigration and Nationality Act

Updated Employment of Temporary Alien Agricultural Workers [9987] ?

Section 216 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended by IRCA

Updated Immigration: Employment Eligibility [9972] ?

Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA)

Laws

Full text of US Dept of Labor laws and technical reference materials

Updated Black Lung Benefits [9983] ?

Black Lung Benefits Act (Title IV, Federal Mine Safety And Health Act of 1977, As Amended)

Updated Breaks & Meal Periods [16350] ?

Overview of US federal regulations on employee breaks and meal periods

CA-California Labor Laws & Regulations [11628] ?

Brief overview of the state laws and their requirements as related to employment

Updated Child Labor (Nonagriculture) [9979] ?

Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended

Updated Employee Benefit Plans [9970] ?

ERISA Employee Retirement Income Security Act

Updated Family and Medical Leave [9974] ?

Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993

Updated Federal Employment Laws [11091] ?

Text of the Code of Federal Regulations enforced by the US Department of Labor

Updated Federal Employment Laws & Their Acronyms [26991] ?

Major Laws & Regulations Enforced by the US Department of Labor

Updated Lie Detctors: The Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 [12826] ?

The federal law that establishes guidelines for polygraph testing in the workplace

Updated Lie Detector Tests: Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 [9977] ?

Information on lie detector test requirements

Updated Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection [9985] ?

The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA), as amended

Updated Military: US Veteran Laws & Regs [19928] ?

Full text of US federal laws and regs that affect military veterans

Updated Mine Safety and Health [9981] ?

The Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (the Mine Act)

Updated Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay [9971] ?

Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938

Updated Occupational Safety and Health [9980] ?

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act)

Updated Reservists Being Called to Active Duty [22679] ?

FAQ answers common questions

Updated Title 20 CFR Employee Benefits [16890] ?

Full text of US Dept of Labor regulations for ESA, WC, ETA, etc.

Updated Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights [9984] ?

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

Updated Unions [9976] ?

The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, As Amended (LMRDA)

Updated US Employment Law Guide [24341] ?

Laws, Regulations, and Technical Assistance

Updated Wage Garnishment [9978] ?

Title III, Consumer Credit Protection Act

Updated Wage Garnishment Law [21797] ?

Understanding the wage garnishment provisions of the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA)

Updated Whistleblower Protection [9973] ?

Protection from discriminatory actions by employers in retaliation for hazard complaints

Layoffs

Industry layoff guidance, reports, laws

Updated Federal Assistance - Downsizing and Closing [35550] ?

Federal services to assist employers and workers through a layoff

Updated Plant Closings and Mass Layoffs [9975] ?

Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)

Updated Protecting Pension and Health Care Benefits After Job Loss [20188] ?

Important Information Workers Need to Know to Protect their Benefits

Management

Concepts, issues, principles, trends and theories of human resources management

Recommended Contents of Personnel Files [10413] ?

What should and should not be in a personnel file

Military Leave

Military leave and reemployment rights

Updated FMLA & National Defense Authorization Act for 2008 [35262] ?

Leave to take care of a member of the armed forces

Updated Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act as Amended [5425] ?

Final rules related to Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) as amended in December, 2005

Updated USERRA: Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 [19927] ?

Full text of US Code Chapter 43, Part III, Title 38 - military leave requirements - USERRA

PEO

Resources related to Professional Employer Organizations

PEO Basics [18495] ?

Professional Employer Organization (PEO) - what is it?

VT-Vermont Title 21 Chapter 12 Employee Leasing Companies [5000] ?

Full text of Vermont employee leasing laws

Performance

Addressing worker workplace performance

Performance Management [8176] ?

Managing employee performance

Posters

Government posting requirements

DE-Delaware Labor Law Poster [pdf] [33342] ?

In English

Updated DOL Workplace Posters [36686] ?

Posters required by the US Dept of Labor Wage and Hour Division

Updated DOL-US Dept of Labor Posters [11782] ?

Download & print posters required the the US DOL - some in Spanish

Updated Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster [8477] ?

Download the FMLA poster

Updated H-2A Program Employee Rights Poster [pdf] [36687] ?

Effective March 15, 2010

Updated H-2A Program Employee Rights Poster - Spanish [pdf] [36688] ?

Effective March 15, 2010

MT-Montana Required Employment Posters [33659] ?

Posting Requirements For Employers in Montana

Updated US Federal Workplace Posters - Compliance Assistance [34] ?

US Dept of Labor posters and applicable laws and regulations

Updated VT-Vermont Safety and Health Protection on the Job [17273] ?

Print the poster required by VOSHA to be posted in the workplace

RFP

Full text of sample Requests for Proposals for various benefit plans

Dental Plan RFP Checklist [29884] ?

A checklist for the RFP process

Salaries

Obtain salary data for a large number of professions

Employability Checkup [28330] ?

A snapshot of your ability to find employment with a specific occupation at a specific wage and location

SalaryExpert [16745] ?

Obtain salary information on the most common US jobs

Telecommuting

Fill-in-the-blank telecommuting policies, training programs, etc.

Tele-Work Guidelines [pdf] [15792] ?

Discusses tele-commuting risks and ways to manage them

Temp Workers

Contingent and part time employment strategies

Application of EEO Laws to Contingent Workers Placed by Temp Agencies [3691] ?

Application of the anti-discrimination statutes to temporary, contract & other contingent employees

Terminations

Employee termination issues.

Tips for Firing Employees [29113] ?

Here are some tips to consider when firing any employee

Volunteers

Articles, sample policies and agreements related to volunteer management

Risk Control Planning for Volunteer Programs [15794] ?

Addresses risks involving volunteers






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