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The New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development intends to enact new prevailing-wage rules for contractor employees or subcontractors who work on building services projects at properties owned or leased by the state ...

Your organization continuously spends time and money to replace employees wooed away by headhunters. You know the best defense against all turnover—including headhunters—is a workplace that values employees. But as a last resort, you can also turn to proactive anti-poaching strategies ...

While no federal or state law requires you to create and follow a progressive discipline policy, courts often come down hard on employers that promise progressive discipline but fail to deliver it ...

Regularly remind employees of the value of your benefits package by distributing total-compensation statements every six months. Organizations that communicate such information can boost loyalty and retention, even when their benefits aren’t the very best ...

A star employee tells you his new depression medicine makes it impossible for him to get to work on time. Must you alter his schedule? ...

Why does “testing” bring about that sledgehammer-in-the-stomach feeling? Maybe because, as students, we never knew quite what to expect. Now, the same is true when it comes to a recent trend in employment-law cases: applicants and employees making phone calls to secretly test whether your organization is discriminating ...

Employee recognition programs can do a lot for employee morale and, indirectly, the company's bottom line. But before your company begins handing out gifts and special awards to the staff, check with the Payroll department. Why? Most gifts are fully taxable to employees. That's not much of a performance incentive. There are legal ways to avoid the tax trap, however.

Set up a new admin for success by including some personal information about him or her when making introductions.

Don’t chafe over the state of your desk. It’s wasted energy. David Freedman and Eric Abrahamson, co-authors of A Perfect Mess, have discovered that neatness isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Admins hold one of the top five positions for 2007 in terms of demand and salary, says Robert Half International.