SHRM Online Highlights

November, 2009

Nov 1, 2009
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Hey, What's Our H1N1 Policy?'
An effective H1N1 policy provides not only direction on dealing with a pandemic, but an opportunity to build trust with their workers and communities.

IRS to Audit 6,000 Companies
The Internal Revenue Service has announced it will soon begin detailed employment tax examinations of 6,000 U.S. companies.

Ready for Parity?
The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 presents another compliance challenge for employers.

The A Team
Every employer wants to hire "A" players. Do your recruiting methods attract the best?

Dramatic Turn
Some organizations are boosting the success of their diversity training initiatives by adding theater- and improv-based training exercises.

Overtime Calculations
Although overtime is calculated on a workweek basis, there is no requirement in the FLSA that overtime compensation be paid weekly.

'Check's in the Mail'
HR consultants must adopt different approaches for dealing with clients who are slow to pay.

Going Around the System
Knowing when, why and how to award salary increases without a change in grade or level is vital to upholding the goals and values behind pay-for-performance practices.

Textual Harassment
Employers should treat offensive or inappropriate text messages in the workplace the same way they would other forms of sexual harassment.

Gap Outlet Goes Results-Only
For the past year, Gap Outlet has piloted a Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE), the first major company to do so since Best Buy pioneered the practice.

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