Volume 11, No. 10 • October 2014

HR Practice



  • Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report for the U.S. Department of Labor

    In the week ending October 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 287,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 287,000 to 288,000. The 4-week moving average was 287,750, a decrease of 7,250 from the previous week’s revised average. This is the lowest level for this average since February 4, 2006 when it was 286,500. The previous week’s average was revised up by 250 … Read the rest


  • How Companies Can Help Workers with Their Mental Health

    World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10th each year.  The overall objective is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world while mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. This year, Marketplace took the opportunity to check in on mental health in the workplace.  They show how much employers can save by investing in mental health programs.… Read the rest

HR Law

  • Can You Legally Fire a Domestic Abuser?

    In the wake of the National Football League’s recent domestic violence issues, many employers are asking the same question: Can we fire an employee who’s committed domestic violence?  General consensus from a number of employment law attorneys is that there is no cut-and-dried “right” response.   HR Morning lists a number of factors that should be taken into consideration before taking any adverse employment actions against workers embroiled in domestic violence disputes.… Read the rest