The HR Specialist

Have you ever felt that punched-in-the-gut feeling after clicking “Send” and realizing you blasted an email to the wrong person? As the CEO in this case learned, one misguided email mixed with poor judgment can stir up a potent legal stew.

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Unexpected absences can cause scheduling headaches. However, since FMLA leave is an entitlement, there isn’t much employers can do—at least when the call-offs are legitimate. But not every absence is legit.

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For the first time since 2007, OSHA has revised the “It’s the Law” poster that all employers must display. Take down your tattered old copy and replace it with the new one.

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According to National Labor Relations Board Chair Mark Gaston Pearce, the NLRB is on track to resolve by June 26 all cases that were returned to it when the Supreme Court ruled that three recess board appointments made in 2012 were unconstitutional.

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A California sales executive is suing her employer after she was fired for disabling an app on her company-provided iPhone that tracked her whereabouts even during nonwork hours.

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The workplace has long been an enabler of Americans’ ever-expanding waistlines and according to an annual survey by CareerBuilder, the stresses associated with full-time employment will likely continue to contribute to the problem.

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Conventional wisdom says that employees who fail to report harassment can’t later surprise us with a lawsuit, since it’s impossible to stop harassment that we never learn about. It turns out that’s not always true.

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Only a quarter of employees polled said their managers have brought up national, state or local politics at work. However, 14% said they felt the motive was to coerce them into agreeing with the boss.

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A boss who allegedly asked a subordinate to choose between her job and her daughter will now have to explain his remarks to a jury.

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Studies of top managers have found it’s hard to be an effective team leader without having some mastery of these skill sets.

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