The HR Specialist

Make sure you equally and consistently punish all employees who break the same rules.

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If you’re like most employers, you carefully consider applicants for open positions and document exactly why you chose the candidate you considered the best one to fill the job.

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A telemarketing company will have to pay $1.75 million to 6,000 employees after a federal judge ruled the company’s policy of making employees clock out to go to the bathroom violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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A manager playing favorites does not automatically mean a lost lawsuit, but it can still be problematic.

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Supervisors must understand that they have a responsibility to stop harassment immediately and take steps to prevent it from recurring.

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Storing records; scanning receipts; controlling paperwork.

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Having references won’t help if you can’t get them to open up to you about an applicant.

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Fresh off an active year in which the National Labor Relations Board announced expansive new employee handbook rules, the NLRB just released an updated list of priorities that should worry employers.

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State attorneys general want to know what major retailers are doing to make their employees’ work lives more predictable.

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Work stress is par for the course for creative leaders, but nearly one-third of respondents claimed the more stress they experience, the better their performance.

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