Human Resources

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Q. I'm an HR director and I’m planning our company’s holiday party. What is our liability as the host if we serve alcohol? ...

A key FMLA regulation says, “Employees cannot waive, nor may employers induce employees to waive, their rights under FMLA.” But does that rule apply to waivers of future FMLA violations as well as when they sign settlement agreements based on past FMLA violations? ...

Do your job application forms pass legal muster?

Lose your credibility and you lose your career. Credibility is the most important predictor of an HR professional’s effectiveness, according to the 2007 Human Resource Competency Study (HRCS) by The RBL Group leadership firm. Here are eight key ways to diminish or destroy your credibility ...

A reader of the Forum section of our free HR Weekly e-letter posed this question: “An employee was taken from work by ambulance with chest pain. For privacy reasons, we didn’t give any details to staff. Some were upset they weren’t informed or updated. Did we handle this correctly?” Here’s how some HR professionals replied ...

Despite passage of a federal bill that would make discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation illegal nationwide, don’t expect it to become the law of the land any time soon. That doesn't mean you're off the hook for anti-gay discrimination: It's against the law in many jurisdictions. Prevent discrimination against gays—and protect yourself from liability—with a strong anti-discrimination policy.

With more and more citizen-soldiers being called to long tours of duty, being a member of the reserves or the National Guard no longer seems like a part-time position. Inconvenient as it may be, resist the temptation to mention someone's military service in performance reviews, at bonus time or when considering service members for promotions or raises ...

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