Human Resources News & Insights

Can you ban dreadlocks (or any other hairstyle) from workplace? Court says …

In a recent lawsuit, the EEOC tried to broaden the definition of race discrimination. Was it successful? 

What exactly is business casual? A do’s and don’ts dress code policy

If you’re telling new hires that your dress policy is “business casual,” you can bet they’ll do three things before they show up for work the next day. 

2 things you need to know about Supreme Court’s religious discrimination ruling

There are two main takeaways for employers from the Supreme Court’s ruling to allow the highly publicized religious discrimination case against Abercrombie & Fitch to gain new life. 

Dress code woes? 4 tips for handling annoying clothing concerns

Spring has sprung, and that means dress code violations may unfortunately be in your future. Here’s some help on handling inappropriate clothing on the job.  

Handbook essentials: Auditing your policies the right way

Let’s face it: Your daily routine doesn’t leave a lot of room for you to thumb through your handbook. So when you do make time to go over it with a fine-tooth comb, you’ve got to do it right.

Court overturns NLRB’s dubious dress code decision

A recent ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit has reversed a highly questionable decision from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Lighter Side: CEO’s rules for private jet include mandatory flip-flops, dog seating charts

Some supervisors can be hard to work for. But employees on the private jet of Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Michael Jeffries had to abide by some seriously strange rules.

What? Bad hair day ends in NLRA violation

A supply clerk at a long-term care facility in North Carolina couldn’t “do anything with her hair,” so she wore a hat to work. And that started a process that ended with her employer being found in violation of the National Labor Relations Act.

Big 3: Summer perks employees want most

What’s the No. 1 thing employees crave from their employers during the summer?

What’s wooing talent – benefits or salary? The not-so-obvious answer

Forty-one percent of employers are concerned about losing their top talent in 2011 – and they should be.