Review handbook for at-will conflicts

  • June 21, 2018

If an employee has a contract with his employer that specifically limits his discharge, then at-will employment does not apply. This situation can get tricky if your...

Issuing an oral reprimand

  • June 15, 2018

The first step in formal disciplinary action is an oral reprimand. Before you take this major step, however, be sure of the facts.

Most incredible turnaround moment ever?

  • June 14, 2018

Music producer Quincy Jones started life as a hustler on the South Side of Chicago, but found his path after his family moved to a town near Seattle.

Hear With Your EAR

  • June 12, 2018

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” George Bernard Shaw To listen effectively, hear with your EAR. The EAR...

Tip pooling: What’s fair and reasonable?

  • June 12, 2018

Under California Labor Code section 351, employers may pool tips and distribute them in a manner that is “fair and reasonable.” What that means in practice depends...

5 tips to manage volunteers on staff

  • June 12, 2018

Many people who work in nonprofit organizations find themselves working alongside and supervising volunteers. When working with volunteers, keep these five suggestions...

New employee benefit: College for $1 per day

  • June 11, 2018

If all goes according to plan, Walmart employees will be able to obtain a college degree without piling up student loan debt or having to seek state and federal grants.

Feedback doesn’t have to fall on deaf ears

  • June 07, 2018

Ever feel like the feedback you give to your employees falls on deaf ears? Do you find that despite giving feedback often, the same frustrating patterns are consistently...