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CCH AnswersNow Library
Friday, April 29, 2016
HEC members have full access to CCH AnswersNow Library, which provides 24/7 access to tools related to the HR & Benefits issues members face every day. The website provides access to thousands of resources on federal
Employers Take Note of an Emerging Phishing Scheme Involving Worker W-2 Forms
Friday, April 29, 2016
Payroll and human resources professionals should be aware of a new phishing email scheme to obtain personal information from company payroll records. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the scheme involves the
DOL Announces Plans for New FMLA Poster and Employer Guidebook
Friday, April 29, 2016
The Department of Labor (DOL) announced plans to publish a revised Family and Medical Leave Act poster that has been reorganized for clarity. The new poster has not yet been released. Because it will not make substantive
OSHA Releases Fact Sheet on Workplace Zika Protection
Friday, April 29, 2016
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have published "Interim Guidance on Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure to Zika"
Second Circuit Upholds Tom Brady's "Deflate-gate" Suspension
Friday, April 29, 2016
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is required to serve a four-game suspension after all, according to a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In National Football League Management
Tenth Circuit Affirms Judgment as a Matter of Law on Race Discrimination Claims
Friday, April 29, 2016
A trail court's grant of judgment as a matter of law on the discrimination and retaliation claims raised by a service desk employee was proper, according to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. In Aman
REMINDER: HEC's HR Foundations Certificate Series Begins on April 28
Friday, April 22, 2016
Now more than ever, employees tasked with HR duties face a wide range of challenges, including increased enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act, pending legislation regarding workers' compensation, evolving definitions
Restaurant Settlement Reminds Employers of High Cost of Non-Compliance with Fair Labor Standards Act
Friday, April 22, 2016
A recent settlement announced by the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division underscores the agency's continued focus on ensuring wage and hour compliance in the restaurant industry. A restaurant company in
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Pay Equity in the Workplace: Do Gender-Based Disparities Still Exist?

Pay equity is one of the hottest topics in Human Resources today. It seems like every day there’s a story on pay equity on the news or in various e-newsletters. But what does pay equity really mean? Does pay equity exist already, or how can we create it? Let’s take a look at this sensitive and critical HR topic.

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