Said one attorney, 'This is the first appellate-level case in the country that extends hostile work environment (claims) to the area of sexual orientation.'Read More
We have an employee who inadvertently broke some inexpensive equipment while on the job, but did not tell management about it. How should we handle this? The item can be replaced for less than $100, so cost isn't the issue. The employee's behavior is.
—Hates Secrecy, manager of manufacturing, Rochester, Minnesota
Welcome to our new Workforce blog, the Practical Employer. And meet our new blogger, employment law expert Jon Hyman. His debut post addresses the touchy topic of where Internet Protocol awareness starts. It should begin, he says, with a clear set of policies and agreements that prioritize the confidentiality of your information and data.
Recent public resignations are a sign that employees have the means and the moxie to take their grievances to the masses.Read More
In today's fast-paced, challenging world, if you're not doing everything possible to avoid having air in your chairs, then you are ceding the game to your competitors rather than having people who can help your organization grow, thrive and head off disasters. Read More
The ‘ominous warning signs’ of an ethics decline, says the Ethics Resource Center in a new survey, include a sharp increase in retaliation against employee whistle-blowers.Read More
The pair allegedly learned about an upcoming insurance company merger during an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, where shares rose 64 percent.
For eons, we've learned many of our most important lessons from friends, family and peers. When we're trying to get people to act in a certain way in line with basic do's and don'ts of workplace conduct, lectures and raw information won't be effective. Read More