Human Resources

Overcoming ‘negative vibes’ among your staff: 10 tips

A hard-core bad attitude that starts with one employee can quickly infect co-workers if you don’t rein it in. Here are the top 10 tips for confronting employees whose negative behavior has begun to affect the workplace:

Sexual harassment: What managers need to knowAs a manager, you have a legal responsibility to be on the lookout for misconduct. Here’s what’s considered sexual harassment in American workplaces and how to react if you see it or hear about it.
Top 5 ‘lightning rod’ terms to avoid with employeesAs a manager, you know how important it is to use the correct employment terms with employees. Using the wrong terms can expose your company to expensive lawsuits. The top five “lightning rod” terms to avoid with employees:
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Attend our Obamacare Summit on April 8 to learn the best compliance strategies for the ACA from our expert speakers. You can attend this conference via live, interactive webcast or in person at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas.

FMLA: What managers need to know

Managers need to understand whether a request for leave could qualify as FMLA leave, and how to respond once a worker is on leave. An overview of the FMLA and the top five things managers need to know about the law:

Do you know the basics of employment law?Lawsuits and legal complaints have been exploding nationwide over the past decade. Managers should know the basics of employment law to prevent legal disputes. How well do you know the law? Take this quiz.
The 5 most dangerous legal mistakes HR makesOne simple misstep in HR could cost your company hundreds, thousands or even millions of dollars. What are the biggest HR legal risks to be aware of? Our top 5:
4 tips for handling tough talks

Talking to employees about performance problems, attendance issues or an upcoming layoff can be difficult, but there are steps you can take to make those conversations easier. Here are four tips to help you.

Employee handbooks: 5 most common mistakesEmployee handbooks can be the foundation of your employees' performance. However, they can also be a ticking time bomb that can confuse them and strip away your legal defenses.
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