It’s the gifting season, and that means everybody’s got to wrestle with the question of whether or not to give superiors and co-workers a holiday present. But what’s appropriate and what’s not? Guest poster Brian Wilkins offers some guidance to help navigate these tricky waters. Almost half of us plan to give a holiday gift to […]
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Is a smoking ban on company grounds really an effective tactic? And is it worth the employee backlash?
Amid accusations of employees sleeping with each other’s significant others, this company did everything right.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) may be cracking down on companies trying to control employees’ use of social media, but companies across the globe are taking steps to tighten standards on what workers should be allowed to say on the Internet.
Bumbo has been clowning around for half a century, and at age 90 he thinks it may be time to hang up his umbrella hat.
Employers shouldn’t wait around to see what happens with the Employee Free Choice Act.
Here’s what a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would mean for a big administrative headache imposed on employers by the healthcare reform law.
The IRS has never looked kindly on tax-withholding errors in benefit plans – even accidental ones.
Seems like more and more workers are realizing just how much cash in the bank you need to be able to retire comfortably.
Every company loses top performers once in a while. Smart companies figure out how to bring them back.
HRLegalNews’ e-newsletter will be postponed for two weeks due to the upcoming holidays.
In a not-so-surprising development (at least to those paying workers’ comp insurance premiums), the field of “things employees can’t collect workers’ comp for” continues to shrink.
Need a new way to get managers to understand the stakes involved in following Family and Medical Leave Act rules? Try this: If they screw up the FMLA process, they can be held personally liable.
All it takes is a single “extreme isolated act of discrimination” by a manager or supervisor to get your company sued for creating a hostile work environment, a court just ruled.
Some holiday cheer from the federal courts: Two recent decisions that reassure employers they can, indeed, deal harshly with staffers who do outrageous things — even if the workers fall into a so-called “protected class.”
It appears the longer it takes healthcare reform to come out of Washington, the longer it’ll take for unemployment rates to come down. The reason: