Can you discipline an employee who has recently complained about harassment? Yes, but you must be ready to prove the discipline was unrelated to the complaint. Attorney Bob Neiman breaks down a recent lawsuit that shows some of the circumstances under which this can be done.
As part of the Obama Administration’s push to cut healthcare costs, employers probably will gain more power to reward employees who follow a healthy lifestyle — and punish those who won’t.
You often hear managers whining about how “you can’t fire somebody for a bad attitude.” That’s wrong — and a recent National Labor Board ruling actually confirms that.
Bet you saw this coming: On the heels of the American Medical Association (AMA) announcing its position that obesity qualifies as a disease, an employee in Missouri has filed suit accusing his employer of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by firing him because of his weight.
Another bill has been brought to Congress that could impact FMLA requirements.
Got questions about your grandfathered health plan for next year?
The latest trend in benefits law: mandatory leave for victims of domestic and sexual abuse.
The National Football League’s recent problems with domestic violence have brought a lot of attention to the subject, and some legislators are taking advantage – pushing for more employee protections and adding to companies’ administrative burdens.
COVID-19 seriously impacted employee mental health. Many need your help more than ever. Here’s what’s changed – and what HR can do. Mental and behavioral health requests jumped 100% since the onset of the pandemic, according to research from TouchCare. The pandemic apparently hit one generation particularly hard: Gen Z increased its use of mental […]
When the other shoe drops in the workplace, many people take cover or become scarce. Many try to avoid an uncomfortable talk with employees. So when something takes a turn for the worse at work, people share less, whisper more and fill gaps with negative talk. That’s not the way to do it. “It’s easy to […]
In an ideal – if boring – world, employees would show up for work on time every day, exceed standards in their day-to-day duties, get along perfectly with their bosses and co-workers, and follow every company rule. Alas, we don’t live in an ideal world. And that’s where the concept of progressive discipline comes in. […]
Think a healthy work/life balance is chiefly an issue for female employees? If so, you’d be wrong.
According to one recent report, the staffing forecast for next year may be even worse than many have expected.
Just how much leeway does a manager get to discuss his religious beliefs in the workplace? Judging by a recent court ruling, a lot.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission wants to make sure you don’t violate the law when it comes to employees who become victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault.
Proposed changes to the FMLA are now official and will go into effect January 16, 2009.
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