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There are practices employers should—and should not—follow when firing an employee for poor performance. Primary among best practices is to be honest with employees about how their performance is being evaluated.

Payroll systems have long been HR’s unsung technology, a vital asset that usually hums along unnoticed until there’s a problem. Yet as more organizations expand their workforces to new countries and deploy innovative payroll features to boost the employee experience, payroll platforms have gone from an under-the-radar technology to one that holds new strategic importance.

Nearly half a million workers were on strike at some point in 2023, with the number of major strikes jumping 43 percent to 33, according to data released by the U.S. Labor Department on Feb. 21.

Rising temperatures, higher heat indexes and dangerous air quality levels from wildfire smoke are becoming the new normal and will create new challenges in protecting outdoor workers. Look for new rules and laws that will govern how employers keep outdoor workers safe.

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