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For many positions, such as phone salespeople or bank tellers, it makes good sense to require employees to communicate in clearly spoken English. But can you make the same demand of construction workers or dishwashers? Probably not. Case in point: A dishwasher at a Virginia hotel was laid off and told he’d be rehired after […]
In what the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) labels a "landmark" settlement, retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is shelling out nearly $50 million to settle three employment discrimination suits ...
Issue: Accommodating employees' religious beliefs and practices even though you question their legitimacy.
Risk: You'll waste time (and potentially spark a lawsuit) by challenging a person's religious sincerity.
Action: ...
With the recent addition of Ohio, 46 states now have laws allowing competent adults to carry concealed weapons.
The good news: In most states, that right typically doesn't apply if ...
If you hire lots of temporary employees and fear that they'll join with the regular staff to organize a union, we have good news: A new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ...
Good news for employers: A new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling makes it much more difficult for temporary employees to join the same union as the organization's permanent employees.
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It's common this time of year to receive charitable requests to help schools, the homeless, the needy, etc. The requests may come from outsiders or even among co-workers. Not a problem, ...
THE LAW. While you're not required to conduct exit interviews with departing employees, federal employment laws do govern how you must handle certain information heard during such meetings.
For ...
Issue: Many organizations rebounding from the economic slump are rehiring former employees.
Risk: You face special legal dangers when bringing back people who were laid off, fired or quit on ...
Issue: Performing an HR department audit to gauge your organization's compliance and lawsuit risks.
Benefit: Head off legal action, streamline your HR processes and earn kudos from the boss for ...
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