The HR Specialist

Con Edison has agreed to a settlement of widespread sex discrimination charges filed by a class of over 300 female employees.

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Empowering co-workers to report inappropriate behavior, multiple access points for reporting harassment, prompt investigations and swift disciplinary action when warranted, along with strong support from top leadership, are some of the measures employers can take to prevent workplace harassment, a panel of experts told the EEOC’s Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace at a public meeting held Oct. 22 in Los Angeles.

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After 31 years on the job, the cross-country coach for Hunter College in New York is suing the school, alleging he was forced out because of his age.

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Resistance from senior executives is the primary reason more employers don’t institute a regular telework plan, in which employees work remotely at least once a week.

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Employers can’t retaliate against workers who complain about alleged Fair Labor Standards Act violations. However, not every complaint about pay is protected.

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More working-age Americans had health insurance in last year, even though the rate of coverage through employment-based health plans remained essentially flat. That’s according to a new report by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute.

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Not everyone is eligible for FMLA leave, especially in companies with multiple locations that employ fewer than 50 workers within 75 miles of a work site. But sometimes companywide handbooks describe FMLA benefits without clarifying that some employees aren’t eligible because of where they work. Make sure employees in satellite offices understand they may not be eligible.

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OSHA has released a new guide spelling out the occupational safety and health training employers must provide to workers.

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CareerBuilder has learned that some employees take their excuses to the next level, from claims of poisoning at grandma’s hands to the urgent need to dumpster dive. Real-life bosses no doubt cringed when they heard that a subordinate missed work because he or she …

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Sometimes, employees who carelessly injure themselves deserve discipline. That’s fine, as long as you carefully document the carelessness.

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