Human Resources News & Insights

Another employer policy gets axed by the NLRB

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is keeping its knives sharp as it continues its rampage through employers’ policies, cutting up anything it feels may stymie the organizing process. 

You won’t believe where employees are taking conference calls

Conference calls are a necessary part of managing an increasingly remote and mobile workforce. But how much of employees’ attention do you really have on these calls? This news isn’t going to sit well with you.

Novel approach for getting a raise: Ask on behalf of everybody

Gotta give Tyrel Oates credit. He’s taken a unique approach to increasing his salary — he wants all his co-workers to get a raise, too. All 300,000 of them.  

EEOC’s latest tactic to drum up lawsuits upheld by judge

Heads up: A U.S. district judge has just given the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) the green light to use a new tactic to prod your employees in an attempt to find discrimination plaintiffs. 

NLRB dodges critical employer policy issue

After a lot of hullabaloo, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has opted to leave employers hanging when it comes to one common employer policy. 

Out-of-office messages: ‘When I return, please call me Margaret instead of Steve’

‘Tis the season for those pesky out-of-office automatic email replies. Here’s a selection of some of the best we’ve come across.  

Time wasters: Employees are costing you by … [INFOGRAPHIC]

Staffers aren’t working every second they’re in the office (though that’d be nice). Here’s where their time goes when it’s not toward work. 

Digital-age dilemma: Handling employees who misbehave in emails

Email’s ubiquitous in today’s workplace. And it can sometimes qualify as HR’s biggest digital-age headache.  

How e-discovery saved this company in court

How many times has an incriminating email sunk a company in court? That’s why it’s refreshing to read about this case, where a firm’s electronic communication proved its innocence to a judge.

Don’t ignore the ‘association factor’ when disciplining staff

Picture this: An employee speaks out against offensive homosexual comments at work and gets made fun of for it repeatedly by his supervisor. Can he successfully sue for harassment — even though he’s not gay?