HR Management

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Q. I'm the HR director of a 45-employee company and have one assistant. Due to the firm's growth, I'm considering giving my assistant more responsibility. My concern: The assistant is very friendly with about 10 other employees. Two are her roommates. What's to stop her from divulging information to her friends? I have said nothing to her about my concerns yet. What can I express to her without overstepping her legal rights? —M.I., New York

New research confirms what HR professionals may already know: “The future work force is here, and it is ill-prepared,” concludes the survey of 431 HR professionals by the Society for Human Resource Management and The Conference Board ...

The Florida Highway Patrol’s highest-ranking female officer has filed a gender-discrimination suit against the department for firing her last year ...

Amid much fanfare, the U.S. Labor Department in 2004 rewrote the rules that determine which employees are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (not eligible for overtime) and which are nonexempt (eligible for overtime). The goal was to ease confusion and lawsuits. But, so far, that hasn’t happened ...

Q. If our company hires seasonal employees for the holidays and then releases them after the Christmas rush, are we responsible as the last employer that will have an unemployment insurance claim placed against it? —B.B., New York

If you've ever wondered how much it costs an employer to defend a discrimination lawsuit, a Pennsylvania case may provide the answer ...

About 8 in 10 employers plan to host an employee holiday party this year, about the same as last year, says an annual Challenger, Gray & Christmas survey of HR pros. The change? They’re spending more ...

Q. I’m new to the HR world. When we receive reference checks on ex-employees, what information can we (or should we) give out without a signed release? —L.M., Pasadena, Calif.

Hired a dud who, you just found out, has a history of crying discrimination? Make sure you have solid, business-related reasons for any discipline you take. Here’s why ...

If you're reluctant to settle an EEOC case out of fear that it will set a precedent for other claims made against your organization, here's a piece of good news: An employee can't base a discrimination claim on a settlement that you reached with another employee ...