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Q. We have a policy requiring all machine operators to wear pants. Can we discipline a machinist who claims that she has converted to a religion that requires her to wear dresses?
Workplace romance has long been the bane of the HR profession. A December 2012 Iowa Supreme Court decision in Nelson v. Knight has further roiled the workplace romance waters by holding that an employer could terminate an employee for being “irresistible.”
If your organization’s telework program has hit a snag, try repairing it before you abandon it. Otherwise, you could face fallout from unhappy former telecommuters. They’ll either look for another flex-friendly employer or—worse—bring hard feelings with them when they report to the office.
Q. In an effort to encourage our employees to make healthy lifestyle choices, we plan to offer an employee wellness program starting this summer. Is there anything we need to be careful about?
Verizon invested nearly $400 million in the development, education and training of its employees last year, and spent $100 million in tuition assistance for more than 23,000 employees. But it’s the company’s employees themselves who may be teaching one another the most.
OSHA has released two new compliance assistance tools to help employers meet requirements of the agency’s revised Hazard Communication Standard.
When preparing to terminate a worker, you want to be able to produce the most solid documentation to defend a potential lawsuit. Just make sure supervisors know to document employee performance and behavior at the time it occurs—not just before or after the employee leaves the building.
Charlotte-based Bank of America has started curtailing its popular work-from-home program called “My Work”. Employee usage has risen steadily over the years, but now Bank of America is cutting back as part of a larger cost-cutting move called Project New BAC.
Chrysler Group doesn’t leave employee productivity, improving quality and safety or reducing manufacturing waste to chance. It sends employees to school to learn how to master the three principles of what Chrysler calls World Class Manufacturing (WCM).