Here’s more disappointing proof that employees (or rather, ex-employees) will sue you for just about anything these days. The more disturbing fact: Sometimes, seemingly ridiculous lawsuits are found to have merit.
2012 saw the second-most religious bias complaints ever. Here’s Exhibits A and B.
Separate studies have uncovered two new things employers should be doing that can start saving them big bucks on healthcare costs.
Bland, uninspiring workspaces are so common that many employers don’t think twice about their office design. But a drab workplace can wreak havoc on employees’ mental health.
If you have a policy on employee use of social media or if you’re thinking about having one, it should contain these five basics.
A western PA-based employer probably regrets that one of its managers uttered just six words to a shift supervisor.
Still using unpaid interns? Here’s another court decision that might convince your top management it’s usually not a great idea.
Last week, we carried a story about a company that was forced to pay $30,000 for the alleged harassment of a female field worker. Here’s a similar tale — but the numbers are considerably larger.
Should companies be forced to provide paid sick leave? The results of a new report suggest there are two good reasons to implement the proposed requirement: It would improve employee health and disease prevention.
Here’s yet another example of how mishandling complaints of workplace bias and harassment can come back to bite employers.
Employees often grumble about the conditions of their office buildings or workspaces. But here’s a case where those complaints turned into a full-fledged lawsuit.
With all of the news coverage of terrible violence in public places, it’s no wonder some businesses are asking: “Could we be vulnerable?”
You’ve already heard how the feds are going to be cracking down on companies that misuse unpaid internships. Now — perhaps just to make sure we know they’re not kidding — the Department of Labor (DOL) has released new rules on the subject.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s been busy. Here’s a look at just three of the numerous cases it has won — or settled — in the past few days.
A recent lawsuit by the EEOC provides another example of just how broad the ADA’s employee protections really are.
When an employee requests time off because of something as serious as a cancer diagnosis, 99% of the time the person will be telling the truth about their situation. But as a recent case shows, if a manager has even an inkling that something’s amiss, it pays to take a closer look.
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