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With the New Year right around the corner, office holiday parties are in full swing. While many enjoy celebrating the season, these festivities can sometimes turn into an HR disaster. To help ensure your celebrations are jolly, check out my tips on planning a fun, festive and inclusive holiday party here. Wishing you all a safe, happy and healthy holiday season without any HR “Undue Hardships!”…
A partir del 21 de septiembre de 2018, los empleadores que utilicen agencias externas (agencias de información sobre el consumidor), para que lleven a cabo investigaciones sobre los antecedentes de los empleados, deberán usar un nuevo (y actualizado) formulario titulado “A Summary of your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act” (“Un resumen de sus derechos según la Ley de Informes Imparciales de las Evaluaciones Crediticias”). Este formulario actualizado es uno de los múltiples avisos…
Effective September 21, 2018, employers who use outside agencies (consumer reporting agencies) to conduct employee background checks must use a new (and revised)  “A Summary of your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act” form. This updated form is one of the many notices employers must provide under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The new form is available here in English and here in Spanish. The new form adds information about an individual’s right to place a…
Recientemente di una charla en la Conferencia y Exposición Anuales del 2018 de la SHRM en Chicago, y mi tema fue “Problemas de salud que no son un mero estornudo: Sensibilidades a sustancias químicas, chinches, Zika y vacunas contra la gripe”. La Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) atrajo a más de 18,000 asistentes. Fue una fantástica oportunidad para ventilar los asuntos legales que los empleadores encaran al tratar de controlar el brote de una enfermedad…
I recently spoke at the SHRM 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition in Chicago. My topic was  “Health Issues are Nothing to Sneeze at: Chemical Sensitivities, Bed Bugs, Zika and Flu Shots.” SHRM had over 18,000 attendees. It was a great opportunity to discuss some of the legal issues employers face when trying to manage a disease outbreak and other developing issues impacting employee health. Below are my top takeaways for those of you who were not able…
Ha llegado otra vez esa época del año. Los días de fiesta son maravillosos, pero pueden dar lugar a situaciones difíciles para el Departamento de Recursos Humanos. Los días festivos significan cosas distintas a diferentes personas: ya sea jugar al trompo “dreidel”, decorar el árbol de Navidad o pasarlos sin hacer nada. Los empleadores deben tener presente la variedad de diferentes creencias que profesan sus empleados. Entre unas pocas sugerencias para planificar estos días, y…
It’s that time of year again. The holidays are wonderful, but can produce some dicey situations for your HR Department. The holidays mean a lot of things to different people: whether it’s playing dreidel, decorating a Christmas tree, or doing nothing at all. Employers need to be mindful of the variety of different beliefs held by their employees. A couple of holiday planning suggestions to help you navigate these holiday landmines include:…