When injured employees returned to work, Frank Barnett found doctors wouldn’t specify what kinds of light duty were OK. Then he figured out a better way to communicate with them (part of an ongoing series).
One area of discrimination that’s drawn attention is so-called “PIPs” – improvement plans and periods for low-performers. The key question courts are answering: Can you set different probation periods for different employees?Here’s the situation a lot of HR managers face:You have two low-performing employees, one white and the other nonwhite. You and their managers want […]
When an employee brings a bias case to court, can testimony from co-workers in other departments be used as evidence? Last week, the Supreme Court (sort of) answered that question.
Yes, you can regulate romance in the workplace. But there’s a right way and a wrong way.
When asked the question of why they’re not doing a good job, many managers have a stock reply: “It’s HR’s fault.”
Keeping up with changing employment laws in your state is an almost-impossible task. So let someone else do it for you.
Can managers be found guilty of retaliating against an employee who’s filed a discrimination complaint that’s been proven untrue? You bet they can.
Be aware: Effective March 27, new, stiffer penalties kick in for employers who don’t follow the latest Homeland Security rules.
Ever get the feeling that other managers think of you as a nag who’s always on their backs about following the rules and the law? Good. That means you’re doing your job.