At the beginning of 2018, the US Department of Labor (DOL) announced an increase in the civil penalties for certain violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Human Resources and the Midterm Elections
As the dust settles surrounding last week’s midterm elections, Human Resource professionals naturally ask, “How does any of this affect HR?” In this Astronology® we discuss some changes to anticipate in the coming months.
How Far Does Your Organization Need to Go to Accommodate a Pregnant Worker?
In 2006, Peggy Young worked for UPS as a pickup and delivery worker while she was pregnant. Her doctor restricted her from lifting items heavier than 20 pounds during her first 20 weeks of pregnancy, and items heavier than 10 pounds during the remainder of her pregnancy.
The Four Roles of Human Resources
This Astronology® article is contributed by Peter Loomis, SPHR. Peter is Managing Consultant of Loomis Associates, Buffalo, NY. Peter can be reached at pclhr[@]earthlink.net.