HR Management

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When employees are "unbanked"—i.e., they don’t have bank accounts into which your organization can deposit their wages—they’re more likely to quickly jump ship for another job. To serve the nation’s 56 million citizens who don’t have traditional bank accounts, more organizations are using payroll cards, which are being credited with reducing turnover as well ...

One of the toughest tasks for HR is to decide which employees are supervisors. Employers need to know this because supervisors are excluded from a collective bargaining unit for union organizing and voting purposes ...

Former IBM Corp. chairman Lou Gerstner urged HR professionals to carve out time in their busy schedules to think about (and plan for) big-picture changes at their organizations ...

One disgruntled worker's lawsuit has turned into a class-action headache for brokerage firm Barclay's Capital ...

The federal FMLA and New Jersey’s Family Leave Act (NJFLA) both make it illegal to discipline or terminate employees because they take leave to care for a sick parent or child. But that doesn’t mean employees who take such leave are “untouchable” from discipline ...

Q. Concerning writing reference letters, we have a few supervisors who think it's OK to write them only for “good” employees. But our policy says supervisors can't issue reference letters for any current or former employee. I'm having a hard time finding a reason that justifies our policy. Help! —P.T., South Dakota

Don't think that leaving the final firing decision to someone in company headquarters will shield your organization from a discrimination lawsuit. Even if the ultimate decision-maker doesn't know the race, sex or age of the employee in question, the fired employee can still file a discrimination claim if he or she can point to lower-level bias that tainted the decision ...

During the winter in New York, employees who work at Times Square-based Viacom don’t want to leave their warm building. So, three years ago, the company added a kiosk that lets employees order prescriptions from New York-based pharmacy chain Duane Reade ...

If you’ve ever worried that participation in the internal investigation of an EEOC complaint might land you in trouble, you can take some comfort in a recent federal appeals court decision ...

Employee discipline, above all else, must be consistent. When it's not, mistakes put employers at risk of messy discrimination claims ...