Who’s supposed to hand out payroll checks?

  • January 18, 2011

As part of my new job, I was told that I would be responsible for handing out payroll checks to the entire staff—hundreds of employees! Some of them are live...

Can we address tattoos in our dress code?

  • May 18, 2010

We don't say anywhere that employees can't have tattoos, but our president (we're a bank) wants to implement a policy. Is it OK to put in our dress code that all tattoos...

What’s the ideal HR-to-staff ratio?

  • February 09, 2010

I’m the HR director of a small manufacturer, supervising an HR specialist and an administrative assistant. We have recently reduced our workforce from about 300...

How can we muzzle the office gossip?

  • January 12, 2010

I need help putting a muzzle on one of our workers who is an awful gossip. Recently, one of our best salespeople got help with paperwork duties so she could concentrate...

Just what are 'other duties as assigned'?

  • November 24, 2009

In my view, the term "other duties as assigned" means duties not in the position description, but within the usual framework of the position, such as type of job, one's...