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EEO-1 Pay Data May Be Garbage In
Equal pay for women and men sounds like a worthy cause. But some management attorneys say that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC's) newly proposed pay data requirement is not the way to level the two genders' salaries. 

SHRM: Proposed Rule Discourages Participation in Wellness Programs
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has set out a proposed rule that will make the provision of incentives to spouses difficult, according to comments from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Employee Relations

Safe Bets: Super Bowl Gambling, Monday Absenteeism
Odds are that any Super Bowl gambling by employees won't garner federal enforcement authorities' attention, as long as the gambling is small-time, management attorneys say. But policies can help prevent gambling from getting out of hand.

Perceived Exercise of First Amendment Rights May Be Protected
The Supreme Court will decide whether the FIrst Amendment protects a worker demoted over a misperception about his political leanings.

No-Shows Aren't Just for Debates
How should HR handle employees who refuse to come to meetings or work?

Staffing Management
Yahoo's Forced Ranking Raises Legal Questions About Ratings
Forced ranking is subject to abuse and often results in claims of discrimination, as shown by a lawsuit filed against search engine and tech company Yahoo.


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