Human Resources

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Will my kid flourish by mastering the concrete details of math and science, or would she be better equipped in decades to come with well-honed intangibles, such as communication and teamwork? Or, more likely, will it be some combination of skills that proves most useful? That’s where respondents came down in a recent Pew Research Center survey.

If immediate termination isn’t wanted or warranted, use a last-chance agreement to retain a marginal worker who shows some promise. It will show a court that you acted in good faith before ultimately pulling the termination trigger.
There’s no consensus on the best way for employers to rein in health care costs, but consumer-directed health plans, such as high-deductible coverage paired with a health savings account, have the most support.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has affirmed a Philadelphia jury’s huge verdict against retail giant Walmart. In 2006, the jury concluded the company violated state and federal wage laws when it forced employees to work through unpaid breaks and perform other duties while off the clock.
A flurry of bills signed at the end of the 2014 legislative session attempted to clarify liability in cases of joint employment.
An employee terminated from the Fox TV affiliate in Texas drove to New York City in January and shot himself outside News Corporation’s Midtown Manhattan headquarters.
Effective May 13, Philadelphia em­­ployers of 10 or more must provide one hour of paid leave for every 40 hours an employee works. Mayor Michael Nutter had twice vetoed similar legislation, fearing that the mandate would burden city employers still emerging from the recession.
Adults who were high school athletes tend to have higher incomes, according to a new Harris Interactive poll. Fifteen percent of adults who participated in athletics have personal incomes greater than $100,000, compared to just 9% of those who did not participate.
Many organizations give employees a specified number of annual paid days off—perhaps 10 or 15—in addition to a handful of federal holidays. Bart Lorang felt that wasn’t enough.
Carefully track absences and note which missed days are attributable to FMLA-covered reasons. That way, should you have to terminate an employee for attendance issues, you can easily separate out FMLA.
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