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An employee sometimes will look for any reason to file a lawsuit—especially if she thinks she has been treated unfairly but doesn’t have any direct evidence. That’s one good reason for justifying all employment-related decisions ...
Track your time ... Hold an agenda-free chat with an employee ... Resolve a long-running dispute ...
The setting for team meetings matters more than you may think. If the group always gathers in the same room, a "same old, same old" mentality can sink in and stymie creativity.

Based on current articles in both the popular and business press, it should come as no surprise that Americans are currently not saving adequately to fund their retirement. Legislators have become increasingly concerned, and, with the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA), they took action. Although many employers historically have had automatic enrollment, one of the PPA's provisions encourages employers to enroll their employees automatically in an employer-sponsored 401(k) plan without employees' written authorization.

Plenty of companies save themselves the payroll-processing headache by outsourcing the function. But if you're unlucky enough to pick a dishonest payroll service bureau, you could get hit with a major tax headache. In a recent case, the IRS didn't show much sympathy to a client company whose payroll taxes were embezzled by the owner of a payroll service bureau; it fined the client for failing to deposit those taxes, which, of course, weren't deposited because they had been stolen.

Terminating an employee is probably the hardest thing an HR professional has to do—and the most legally dangerous. To handle terminations well, you need to keep calm, communicate your message without escalating the tension and stick to a plan. Here’s a 10-step course of action ...

Sheila Smith, a former transport aide in the emergency room at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville, filed an EEOC lawsuit alleging she suffered discrimination and retaliation because she is black. The court found that while the comments made about her  were “abhorrent,” they were made by co-workers, not supervisors, and did not rise to the level of creating a hostile work environment ...
Q. During our slow season, we would like to require employees to work just four days per week in order save on labor costs. Can we require exempt employees to participate? ...
Even if you diligently prepare everyone in advance for a team meeting, it can be difficult keeping the discussion on track.
As much as you dislike preparing your taxes to beat the April 15 deadline, consider it a springboard to conquer other dreaded tasks.
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