Judges would just as soon leave workplace management to the professionals paid to manage workplaces. Rest assured, they don’t want to wade into matters of petty incivility unless a case is particularly egregious.
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The former head of the Perry County, Pennsylvania Probation Office faces two third-degree felony theft charges after he gave himself an advance for work to be performed.
Rep. Blake Farenthold, who represents the Corpus Christi area in the U.S. House of Representatives, has announced he will retire from Congress at the end of his current term after it was revealed that taxpayers footed the bill for a 2014 settlement paid to a former aide who accused him of sexual harassment.
The National Labor Relations Board’s top attorney wants to add a new layer of management between headquarters staff in Washington and the NLRB’s 26 regional offices.
Q. We gave our employees gift cards as holiday gifts. Must these gift cards be reported as taxable income?
It’s common for employers not to track the hours of independent contractors or exempt employees. That could end up being a serious mistake should one or more of those workers sue, arguing they were misclassified under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
If men and women do the same work, you must pay them equally.
Johnson & Johnson created an app, J&J Shine, to put information into candidates’ hands in real time.
Workplace wellness is big business, with employers spending nearly $8 billion per year to improve the health of some 50 million workers. Too bad there’s scant evidence that wellness works.
The Trump administration is increasing protection for workers who object to assignments and other conditions of employment based on their religious beliefs.
Courts don’t want to dissuade employees from filing lawsuits by ordering workers to pay the employer’s legal fees. However, that’s not the case when an employee obviously lies.
Document all employment decisions with objective factual information. It’s the best way to win lawsuits filed by employees who believe they have suffered discrimination but can’t provide any specifics to back up their allegations. In court, facts almost always triumph over feelings.
Stoltzfus Structures—an Amish-owned light construction company in Chester County—will pay $188,572 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 47 employees.
The aggressive strain of flu currently making its way across the country is prompting experts to urge workers to stay out of the workplace if they get sick. This is excellent advice, but it is likely to lead to millions of lost workdays and billions of dollars in lost productivity.
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.
Employers aren’t expected to create perfectly harmonious workplaces. However, they do have an obligation to use their best efforts to intervene when co-workers harass someone on the basis of protected characteristics.
Strataforce, a staffing company that operates in four states including California, has settled charges its hiring procedures violated the ADA.
A bill before the Pennsylvania General Assembly would make Pennsylvania one of the states most hostile to noncompete agreements. Pennsylvania House Bill 1938 would prohibit all “covenant[s] not to compete,” other than those resulting from the sale of a business or the dissolution of or dissociation from a partnership or limited liability company.
Some HR professionals are facing a new record-keeping hurdle: employees who identify as “nonbinary”—that is, neither male or female.
About one-third of college graduates have a degree in a STEM subject—science, technology, engineering, math. Why not more?