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If an employee complains about discrimination or takes protected leave, beware taking any action that smacks of retaliation. Otherwise, you are risking a lawsuit.
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Do you sometimes require employees to use their personal cars during the workday for job-related tasks like making banking runs or delivering supplies? If so, you’re risking liability if the employee is in an accident and a jury decides he was negligent.
If you learn a key employee is job hunting, you might be tempted to try to persuade him to stay. Be careful what you say. Asking the worker to stop looking and making even vague promises of continued employment may backfire if you have to terminate the employee later.
Laszlo Bock, the former senior VP of people operations at Google and author of the book Work Rules!, helped grow Google’s workforce from 6,000 to 76,000 in the past decade. At the SHRM conference this summer, Bock offered these tips for HR.
Researchers evaluated the levels of employee happiness among more than 23,000 working professionals in eight nations across Europe, North America and Australia.
Fraud prevention experts believe in the 10-10-80 rule: 10% of employees never steal, 10% do, the rest will go either way depending on the circumstances.
Achieving career goals placed dead last in a Harris Poll that asked what characterizes “living the good life.”
When the EEOC dismisses a former employee’s complaint and then notifies you that it has issued a right-to-sue letter, be sure to note the employee’s deadline for filing a federal lawsuit. She has just 90 days to do so.
Are you disputing an employee’s workers’ compensation claim? Be careful how you handle absences during the time the case is working its way through the system.
When pressed for time, be ready to shift gears. In fact, it’s rare to get through an executive briefing without interruption. You’ll have to wing it.
A retirement community for University of Minnesota employees is abuzz with rumors after a senior executive vanished after he was fired in the wake of a criminal investigation.
Even as the overall numbers of telecommuting employees rises, some companies are reconsidering their telecommuting policies. The fluid situation suggests that there is no one-size-fits-all policy that covers the who, how and when of telecommuting.
The fact that a handbook doesn’t address a particular subject does not mean that employees who believe there are pertinent unwritten rules can’t get class certification to sue over an allegedly informal policy.
HR professionals sometimes warn managers that suspending an employee without pay can backfire—even if it’s for what seem like legitimate reasons. The problem is the potential for a retaliation lawsuit if the employee has previously complained about discrimination.
WorldatWork’s annual Salary Budget Survey reveals that employers in all surveyed countries are projecting salary budget increases for 2018.
Defending against lame lawsuits is just a cost of doing business. Sometimes, you have to spend the time and money even when it’s clear you haven’t done anything wrong.
U.S. employees give their senior leadership low marks on key aspects of people management, including the ability to develop future leaders, evoke trust and confidence and demonstrate sincere interest in employees’ well-being.
Illicit drug use by American workers is climbing fast, leading to a 12-year high in positive workplace drug tests. If you don’t have an employee policy on the use and abuse of illegal drugs, establish one and promote it.
Public speaking has long been considered one of the greatest sources of anxiety, but there’s a one-on-one conversation that makes employees even more nervous: Asking the boss for a raise.