California law now prohibits employers from implementing dress and appearance policies that discriminate against employees or job applicants based on how they wear their hair.
Policy & Culture
Courts have historically found marijuana-positive drug tests sufficient grounds to terminate an employee or refuse to hire someone. Employers were safe to move forward without worrying about whether the individual was approved to use medical marijuana or if an employee was actually impaired while at work. Now, however, many states and local jurisdictions are enacting […]
During the hiring process, recruiters may discover someone is lying on their application. How to handle the candidate?
American workers are ready and willing to embrace LGBTQ colleagues.
The owners of a Pennsylvania factory sent an automated text to 938 workers, thanking them for their years of service and firing them in the next sentence.
Here’s a good reason to dust off that employee handbook and re-familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of your policies. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently reviewed an employer’s handbook and issued memoranda, offering guidance on the legality of certain policies. What’s lawful, what’s not While not an official ruling from the NLRB, […]
We live in a litigious world, and nowhere is that truer than in the workplace. Especially since the #MeToo era began, workplace investigations have come under increased scrutiny.
As a one- or two-person shop wearing multiple hats in addition to HR — payroll and workplace safety are probably under your wing as well — protecting your time is a constant challenge. That includes not reinventing the wheel when it comes to the hundreds of forms you work with during a year. The good […]
As the talent market tightens, the pressure on HR to recruit, hire and retain high-performing employees is more intense than ever. Companies of all sizes are seeking that perfect employee as the demand for talent quickly exceeds the supply. You’ve no doubt heard that the cost of hiring the wrong person is significant – up […]