Human Resources

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As the housing slump continues, employers in financial services and construction are laying off parts of their workforce to combat bad business. The auto industry isn't faring any better. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), manufacturers accounted for almost half of all workers involved in mass layoffs in September, with transportation equipment manufacturing (e.g., motor vehicle components and parts) leading that pack (not seasonally adjusted).

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With the end of daylight-saving time and the beginning of the holiday season comes another annual ritual—open enrollment and next year’s health insurance premium notice. Try these three tips to keep health insurance costs down.

Perez Hilton, who? d-listed, what? And what in the world does “OMG” mean? If you’re feeling out of touch with workers from younger generations at the office, you’re not alone. Generation Y is reshaping the workplace.

Although unemployment laws vary by state, the general rule of thumb is that employees who quit are not eligible to collect, while employees who are fired, can. There are, of course, exceptions to every rule.

Q. My company often receives applications in the summer months from teens looking for temporary jobs. Are there any requirements that I should be aware of before hiring a minor?—J.S. ...

Whether an employer is liable for workplace harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act or state law oftentimes turns on the status of the harasser. If the employee’s supervisor is the harasser, liability for adverse action harassment is automatic. If, however, the harasser is a fellow employee or a supervisor other than the employee’s, the employee must show that the employer knew or should have known about the harassing behavior ...

Texas employers that want their employees to give up the right to take employment disputes to court must make sure they are clear about that intention. Although employees don’t actually have to sign the agreement to arbitrate, they must understand that the agreement is a condition of employment ...

A subsidiary of a Houston-based energy firm has agreed to pay $15 million to resolve charges stemming from a 2004 pipeline explosion in Walnut Creek, CA, that killed five workers ...

Accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive job descriptions are essential in defending against all manner of employee lawsuits. As the following case shows, you can’t argue that an applicant doesn’t have the necessary experience or education if your job description doesn’t list those qualifications ...