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Reference materials of interest to human resource managers such as: Equity compensation, merit pay, healthcare benefits. COBRA. Discrimination. Sample RFPs, personnel policies, HR manuals and employee handbooks. Job analysis & personality research. Employee motivation. Continuing education. Discussion groups. FLSA. FMLA. Sample forms. Job descriptions. Telecommuting program guidance. Tips for HR professionals. Free software. Salary surveys. Wage calculators. Labor issues. Alternative staffing. Independent contractors. Volunteers. Blended staffing. Temp workers. Foreign nationals. Recruiting, hiring and termination issues. Employee background checks. Layoff reports. Teaming. Training advice. Testing. Addressing worker performance. 360 degree feedback. What's new at the US Department of Labor.

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Benefits

Articles on reducing benefits costs. COBRA information. Fact sheets. Flexible and cafeteria benefit plans. Employee benefits primer. Pharmacy benefit management. Social security benefits. Understanding dental benefits. FMLA. FLSA. Explanation of federal laws on minimum wage, overtime pay, child labor, and more. Online benefit departments. EAP.

Compensation

USA federal and state unemployment tax and minimum wage requirements. Broadbanding. Job pricing. Merit pay. Pay for performance. Incentive pay.

Discrimination

Large variety of resources related to Equal Employment Opportuniy Commission (EEOC) - guides, fact sheets, policy development, etc. Diversity. ADA and disabled employee information. Sexual harrassment at work. legal issues related to the ADA and AIDS and the workplace.

Discussion

Discussion groups, forums, newsgroups, message boards and e-mail group lists

DOL Updates

US Department of Labor what's new page, media releases, federal register notices.

EAP

EAP standards and guidelines, directories of service providers, articles for and about the EAP industry, EAP certification.

Education

Human resources management basics. Certification requirements for Professional in Human Resources. Conferences and seminars.

Forms

Downloadable forms, including benefits, payroll, employee complaints, time records, performance appraisals, family & medical leave, recruitment checklist, training forms & more

Handbooks

Full text of employee handbooks in use by universities and others that include general policies & procedures and employee benefits. Guidelines on when to have a handbook and what should be included in employee handbooks and procedure manuals. Administrative handbooks. Faculty handbooks. Policy manuals. Operations manuals. Retiree benefits handbooks.

Headline News

Sources provide the latest headline news in human resources and benefits.

Hiring

Interviewing guidelines. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Pre-employment tests. Recruiting and hiring practices. Relocation information. Negligent hiring. Internet recruiting. Guidance on criminal history and background checks, references, etc. of potential new hires.

HR Departments

A variety of human resources departments for major universities and state and federal government agencies. The majority provide online access to their employee handbooks, HR manuals, policies and more.

HR Tips

Large number of tips for human resource professionals for successful problem management. Advice for human resources managers. Legal tips.

Immigration

INS requirements for hiring foreign nationals. Details regarding work visas, green cards, immigrational law requirements and more.

Informal Learning

Informal learning is the unofficial, unscheduled, impromptu way people learn to do their jobs. The resources here guide organizations to optimize the workplace for informal learning.

Job Analysis

Tools, data files and other topics related to job descriptions. Dictionary of Occupational Titles. Job requirements checklist. Job analysis research papers and resources. Occupational classification systems. Sample job descriptions.

Labor Issues

Collective bargaining. Union positions on issues such as family leave, childcare, eldercare, alternative work schedules.

Laws

Includes which employers or employees are covered by each statute; the statute's basic provisions and requirements; how to obtain information and assistance from DOL; penalties for non-compliance; and relation to state, local and other federal laws. Links are provided to more detailed information available on DOL agenciesí websites, such as the text of statutes, regulations (e.g., the Code of Federal Regulations), and interpretative bulletins.

Layoffs

Weekly layoff reports by industry. Guidance on layoffs and labor laws. How to control excessive WC claims with layoffs.

Leave

Guidance on the Family and Medical Leave Act, leave banks, leaves of absence, maternity leave, etc.

Management

HR management basics, broader human resources perspectives, auditing the HR function, HR trends and white papers, etc.

Military Leave

USERRA Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act information. State military leave laws.

Motivation

General principles for classroom motivation and employee motivation & empowerment. How to motivate workers.

PEO

Covers issues related to PEOs, how to select a PEO, legal considerations, etc.

Performance

Guide to conflict resolution for managers and supervisors. 360-Degree Feedback. Performance appraisal systems. Guide to performance management. A Checklist for Troubleshooting Performance Problems. Addressing poor workplace performance. Performance measurements for employees and teams.

Policies

Full text of various corporate policies and procedures, e.g., conflict of interest, lobbying, scientific misconduct, environmental health and safety, at-will employment, telecommuting, travel, internet use, fragrance-free workplace and more. Articles & essays on personnel policies, performance evaluations, merit increases, vacations, severance pay, interviewing guidelines, etc. Policy and procedure manuals.

Posters

USA federal and state employment posting requirements.

RFP

Examples of requests for proposals for accident and health, ancillary medical plans, benefits consulting, etc.

Salaries

Salary surveys by profession, such as the heatlh care profession, executive pay, safety & health profession, psychology profession, trainers, information technology, advertising profession and other business professions. Salary and wage tables for USA federal government employees. Compare state and local government workers salaries with the private sector. Online calculators for converting hourly wages to annual salary and vice versa as well as cost of living calculators.

Software

Department of Labor has developed several elaws advisors for US labor law guidance to employers. Training tools.

Staffing

Information for employers about the use of independent contractors, outsourcing, considerations to be made relative to alternative staffing and more. Using volunteers. PEOs. Staffing strategies. Blended staffing.

Teaming

Self-directed work teams. Team building. Series of articles on corporate culture, teamwork, communication, etc. Special project teams.

Telecommuting

Sample telecommuting programs, checklists and forms. Telecommuting manuals and guidelines. Cost-benefit analysis. Answers to frequently asked questions about various telework and telecommuting issues.

Temp Workers

Advice on how to select a temp service agency. Information on contingent employment and regulations. Issues when hiring seasonal workers. Temporary Help Agency Checklist. Overview of US laws affecting the temporary workers industry. Temporary workers industry research statistical report.

Terminations

Listing of industry layoffs reported nationwide in US. Nationwide survey on corporate severance practices. Investigation, discipline and termination issues. Using the right management techniques to prevent workplace violence during terminations. Full text of the workforce reduction policy of the US Army Corps of Engineers. State rules on final pay check time frames.

Training

Teaching tips. Distance education tutorials and resources. Overview of the most common types of training situations that may lead to litigation. Training industry trends. Enhance nonverbal communication skills. Knowledge management. Creating job aids. Needs assessment. Topics, articles and tools for training professionals. Testing. Training statistics. Questioning skills, active listening, nonverbal behaviors, classroom techniques, etc. Learning style inventory. Instructional System Design Manual. Measurement and evaluation.

Volunteers

Sample volunteer management policies, assessing volunteer job needs, Volunteer Protection Act of 1997, volunteer recruitment process, volunteer legal handbook, sample volunteer task descriptions, sample volunteer contract.


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