Human Resources News & Insights

Think Trump administration’s going to streamline regs? Could be a long wait

Hoping that the Trump administration’s going to ease HR’s regulatory burden over the next year or so? Afraid we’ve got some bad news.  

Court: No-beard policy violates religious bias law

Can an employer require its employees to be clean shaven if workers wear facial hair for religious reasons? The situation gets even more complicated when workplace safety is involved.

Another contest to get a job

Is this a trend? Another company has asked potential employees to enter a contest to get a dream job.

Employees & Facebook: OK to fire for personal posts?

We can all probably agree on this: Criticizing your employer on the Web is a stupid thing to do. But what should the punishment be?

Everybody knew his name, but he still got laid off

Is no one safe from the harsh realities of today’s economy?

13 most annoying people to work with

Which type of employees drive their co-workers to complain to you? Maybe you’ll recognize one of your employees on this list.

Was it spoiled ice cream or age discrimination that got worker fired?

The Wisconsin Equal Rights Division is looking into the firing of a University of Wisconsin-Madison employee who claims her dismissal is a case of age and gender discrimination. The university says she was fired because of outdated ice cream.

Worker fired for drinking is reinstated because of printer malfunction

You’ve probably had to repeat this HR mantra to managers and supervisors many times: Document, document, document. Here’s yet another example of what can go wrong when documentation is missing.

Top 10 things not to say to employees in a tight economy

As someone in HR, do you find that other employees are trying to avoid you these days? Maybe it’s because HR is often the bearer of bad news — such as layoffs — in a tight economy.

Was relaxing dress code a morale booster or just a bad idea?

How many times have you had to change your company’s dress code to address situations that no one previously thought of? Next question: Does your company’s dress code cover hats?