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Three apartment maintenance workers refused to scrape and paint a water-damaged ceiling after they saw a TV report on airborne-asbestos health risks. When they voiced a concern, their supervisor said there ...
Don't leave the hiring and firing process up to your managers. Standardize your practices, and make sure everyone follows them. Giving any worker, especially a disabled one, the bum's rush will ...
Now is not the time for your company to appear unpatriotic, in the public's eye or before a judge. As a recent ruling shows, courts are bending over backward to give ...
While he was taking leave for depression under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Jerry Ogborn got the ax. Reason: During the absence, his employer discovered that Ogborn, a union ...
After a union launched an organizing campaign at an Arkansas hospital, a nurse put up a screen saver on a hospital computer that said "Look for the U." Her supervisor gave ...
Employees typically file race discrimination lawsuits under Title VII. But 20 percent of the work force is employed by companies that are exempt from the law because of their size ...
Federal law says companies with 15 or more workers have to provide "reasonable accommodations" to disabled workers, unless it would cause the company "undue hardship." Newly updated guidelines from the Equal ...
If your business is image-driven, now's the time to take a closer look at how you regulate employee appearance. Reason: An increasing number of lawsuits are successfully challenging employers' dress-code policies. ...
Wal-Mart employee Stephanie Beckel complained to a general manager that her supervisor was sexually harassing her. When the general manager told her not to discuss the matter with anyone but himself ...
Now's the time to improve your employee relations. Reason: Labor unions see opportunity in the current anti-corporate mood, and they're hoping to ride this wave of public distrust to victories in ...