Walmart is already paying a heavy public relations price for its announced decision to eliminate the “Greeter” position at its U.S. stores, replacing those jobs with a new position it is calling “customer host.” Now it faces at least one lawsuit and numerous EEOC complaints alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The new […]
Are changes in your market forcing a change in strategy that will demand new talent? Have one or more of your long-time stars started thinking about moving to a competitor or retiring? Or are you just trying to make sure the wheels keep turning for a few weeks or months if one of your top […]
After promising for a couple of years it would mandate that most New York employers provide predictable scheduling, the New York State Department of Labor (NY DOL) has backed away from the plan under pressure from employers.
Employees may find it easier to bring sexual harassment and workplace discrimination cases against employers, thanks to Google workers’ success in driving change at the tech giant. The company announced it has ended the practice of requiring workers to sign arbitration clauses in order to work for Google. Those changes were launched after Google employees […]
There’s an important lesson for organizations of all sizes in a recent embarrassment for one of the world’s best-known companies – check your job postings carefully before they go up on the internet!
Employers in the Big Apple now need to be extra cautious before making employment decisions based on somebody’s hairstyle. The New York City Commission on Human Rights recently released guidance prohibiting firing or demoting employees who wear hairstyles reflecting their culture. Employers are also prohibited from refusing to hire based on hairstyle.
A recent lactation discrimination case in Delaware resulted in a $1.5 million jury award to a mother who sued when harassment from co-workers and supervisors caused her to stop pumping breast milk and subsequently lose her supply. The award highlights employers’ exposure to lawsuits stemming from ignoring the rights of nursing mothers in the workplace, […]
Ever since the ADA went into effect, employers have been warned that virtually any condition can now fit the definition of a disability.But the ADA laws have limits, as two recent court rulings illustrate. In Connelly v. WellStar Health System Inc., a former worker filed a discrimination, failure to accommodate and retaliation suit after the […]
As we move into 2019, organizations of all sizes are once again reviewing employee performance management strategies. In a field as dynamic and fast-changing as HR, the new year is seeing HR teams trying new approaches that include recent scientific insights, productivity research and technology developments. The traditional annual review is on its way out […]
Performance management theory and practice is among the fastest-evolving areas of human resources. New research from corporate performance think tanks reflects recent psychological insights into the power – and drawbacks – of how we provide performance feedback to employees. Fight or flee? Most of us are familiar with the concept of the “flight or fight” […]