Until the courts sort these issues out, prudent employers should tread carefully and consult with their employment counsel before disciplining or firing any employees who are using legally prescribed marijuana away from work.Read More
The quickest way to ensure that generalized workplace bullying becomes illegal is for employers to continue to ignore it.
The FLSA needs to be scrapped and rebuilt from scratch. Otherwise, a confusing system will be left in place that is unfair to both employers and employees.Read More
The NLRB is looking for ways to become relevant to the 93 percent of employees not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.Read More
What do recruits want most today? Is money still the key factor or is professional development more important? It's sometimes hard to tell what we should tout.
—Inquiring Mind, manager, consumer products, Sri Lanka
I’m wondering about strategies to turn low-potential employees into high potentials. How often is this done and are there any best practices?
—What About the Also-Rans? OD specialist, software/systems, Washington, D.C.
The 2011 ruling of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes continued to have a wide-ranging impact on virtually all class actions pending in federal and state courts throughout the country in 2013 cases.
In light of these historically frigid temperatures, I’m writing about workplace severe-weather policies, including including how to handle issues such as attendance, wage and hour, and telecommuting.Read More
I’ve written before about the need to put the 'human' back in 'human resources.' This case is a textbook example.Read More
With this issue on the EEOC’s enforcement radar, employers that deny time off for fertility treatments may find themselves as the start of the EEOC’s next infertility-related press release.Read More