Time to look back on the stories HR pros clicked on most during 2013. Here’s a look at the HR Morning Top Ten.

Docking pay for exempt employees: What’s allowed?
Don’t feel bad if you have trouble understanding the pay-docking rules laid out by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The regs are pretty murky. Read more

You suspect an employee is using drugs: What now?
You can’t prove it, but the signs are there. So how do you deal with suspected drug abuse without violating privacy rights or making false accusations? Read more

A ban on hiring smokers? It’s not that simple
More companies than ever are announcing they won’t hire people who smoke. But is that actually legal — and is it worth it for employers? Read more

FMLA: 13 ways to stop intermittent-leave abuse
Intermittent FMLA leave has rapidly become the No. 1 nightmare for supervisors everywhere. A top employment lawyer offers a multi-step approach that’ll help companies legally discourage abuse. Read more

Health reform employer mandate postponed: What does it mean for you?
Employers can breathe a massive sigh of relief. Perhaps the biggest, and most confusing, requirement under President Obama’s healthcare reform law has been delayed until after the midterm elections. Read more


Come back to Syndeo tomorrow for Part 2!

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