HR knows how to legally recruit and interview candidates — but that doesn’t mean hiring managers aren’t going to make costly mistakes from time to time.
Now that Obamacare has kicked in, more and more companies are refusing to hire people who smoke. But some legal dangers do remain.
It’s easy to overlook the importance of keeping the employee handbook current. Here’s a checklist you can use to make sure you’ve got all your bases covered.
The practice of “friending” on social-networking sites can be a legally dangerous one when it involves a supervisor and a subordinate. Plus, a lot of subordinates think it’s creepy.
When promotions are handed out, managers are already familiar with employees’ work, so there’s no need to set up a formal evaluation process, right? Wrong.
An employee fails a polygraph test after some cash is stolen, but the company can’t prove she actually committed the crime. Later, she’s passed over for a promotion. She sues, saying she was unfairly punished for a theft she hadn’t committed. Did she win? Read the dramatized version of this real-life case and see if […]
After a workplace theft, an employee fails a polygraph test and then misses out on a promotion. Can she successfully sue? Read the dramatized version of this real-life case and see if you can determine the outcome.
Forget the onsite gyms, the personal trainers and the Pilates instructors. Small companies, with small budgets, can use five simple approaches to promote wellness today.
Another effect of the lagging economy: Recent research shows cash-strapped employees are cutting back on preventive healthcare measures.
You’ve heard all the grumbling about how how many employees are ready to look for new jobs. But just how likely is your company to see a parade out the door?
Periodically, we ask three HR managers how they’d handle a difficult situation at work. Today’s problem: A top performer doesn’t think the rules apply to him.
Periodically, we present a real-life workplace problem and ask three HR managers to provide a solution. This week’s problem: A supervisor has “buyer’s remorse” over the selection of an employee for promotion.
Periodically, we ask three HR pros how they’d handle a difficult situation at work. Today’s problem: Employees are grumbling that management picked the wrong candidate for a supervisor’s slot.
Employee complaints — i.e., “whistleblowing” — about a company’s ACA compliance are a top reason firms get audited in the first place. And now that the feds have released the final rule on the topic, HR pros should pay close attention to exactly what’s covered.
Many employers support the idea that diversity is good for business.
When they have jobs to fill, here’s one place companies are spending more time looking for candidates:
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