Does your policy manual address possible conflicts if employees have other jobs outside your company? Side jobs can cause problems. For example: A milkman in Burnley, Great Britain, could have gone to jail for up to 36 months for his special deliveries.
How many sick days per year does your company’s benefits policy provide? A New Jersey case centers around an employee who took just four sick days.
Sound the alarms! Ted in accounting is dating Alice in marketing! Is it HR’s job to break them up before an office romance wreaks havoc on your company?
Few companies these days can afford unproductive employees. What would happen if HR found an employee who sat in his office all day doing nothing and got paid a full-time salary?
More employers are choosing to cut employees’ hours — and pay — instead of letting workers go in layoffs.
Would co-workers cover up for an employee in a safety-sensitive position who might be drunk on the job?
When twice the usual number of employees call out sick — and it happens on Super Bowl Sunday — is it a case of couch potato fever? Or, as union representatives suggested in one case, was it burnout because of staff cutbacks? You make the call.
A report notes that one type of bank has received lots of applications recently, possibly because of the down economy. Just be glad these aren’t the applicants HR pros have to interview.
It’s tough for anyone in HR to participate in the process of deciding who stays and who goes when layoffs are necessary. See what you think about this case.
A high school girls’ basketball coach was fired after he said he would not apologize for badly beating another team.