Union leaders acknowledged it did not have enough signed membership cards to officially call for an election; it must have support from 40 percent of a workforce.Read More
With the trend toward defined contribution plans, the decision-making has shifted from the employer to the individual.Read More
Our company has identified a skills deficit among line managers. Specifically, they are not doing as good a job as necessary of developing strong relationships with those they supervise. How could we develop a "competency framework" to deepen their learning—especially emphasizing the growing importance of building an engaged workforce? What role-playing or other exercises are proving most effective?
Employee data breaches are becoming like leaky roofs for companies—frustrating but familiar. Since early 2006, there typically have been four to six media accounts of human resources data breaches per month.Read More
Police radio dispatchers in Columbus, Ohio, allege in a class-action lawsuit that the city illegally required them to disclose detailed medical information to supervisors to justify taking sick leave.Read More
Employers would be required to report the cost of health insurance coverage they provide to employees on annual W-2 wage and income statements under a recommendation by the Bush administration.Read More
The question of whether the Americans With Disabilities Act requires employers to offer disabled workers a vacant job if a more qualified applicant is available remains unresolved. The case in question involved a Wal-Mart employee.Read More