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Wage and Hour Litigation Leads 2007 Workplace Rulings

January 18, 2008
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Wage and hour litigation pursued under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act produced more rulings in 2007 than any other type of workplace class action, and the pursuit of such litigation is expected to continue through 2008.
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Labor Department Report Illuminates FMLA Challenges

July 12, 2007
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While the report says FMLA works well for leaves related to childbirth, adoption and acute illnesses in families, employers have serious difficulties managing intermittent leave and definitions of what constitutes a serious health condition.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> We&#8217;re Getting Resistance From Employees About Our Rotational Assignments for Managers. How Do We Win The

February 23, 2007
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We are using temporary rotational assignments for some managers to try and broaden their organizational knowledge. Some of our employees resent having a manager who didn’t "grow up" professionally in their specific fields. They also seem to doubt the ability of these managers to effectively support them and their business goals. What can we do to help the employees be more accepting of managers from different disciplines?
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A Delicate Balance Business Needs and Employees' Lives in Chaos

October 22, 2004
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With four hurricanes pounding Florida in six weeks, critical services such as hospitals, utility companies and government offices had to perform quite a juggling act. These organizations had to remain up and running and keep employees focused on their jobs, while at the same time taking into account workers’ concerns about their families, pets and homes.
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Making the Case for Flexibility

May 29, 2004
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One firm is learning new ways to measure productivity beyond just billable hours.
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The Joy of Flex

March 1, 2004
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Cendant Mobility's Flexible Work Options program has saved the company millions of dollars, energized the workforce and brought turnover down to less than 10 percent.
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Lightening Their Load

May 15, 2003
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As teaching hospitals grapple with new rules limiting residents' hours on the job, cost and management issues remain among the challenges.
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Sample Job-Sharing Policy and Request Form

September 19, 2002
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Here's one company's policy, explaining the benefits and costs of job-sharing. Also included: a sample job-sharing request form.
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Sample Flextime Policy

September 5, 2002
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The State of Colorado's explanation of flextime. This also includes four sample flextime request forms.
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