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Fixing the Common Cultures at GM and the VA

July 1, 2014
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When problems do surface, employers must make time, focus their attention on actively listening, let complainants know how their concerns have been addressed, and follow up on open issues.
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The Irony of the Supreme Court's 'Hobby Lobby' Decision

July 1, 2014
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This ruling sounds like something that should’ve been reserved for churches and other religion-oriented organizations, not an arts and crafts retailer and a cabinet manufacturer.
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Legal Briefings: For Severance Pay, Companies Have to Pay Taxes

July 1, 2014
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Employers paying terminated employees under a severance plan may be required to pay and withhold FICA taxes.
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Back, Tummy, Skin: Protect Them or Else

July 1, 2014
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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that U.S. businesses lose an average of 2.8 million workdays each year because of unplanned absences, costing employers more than $74 billion.
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The Hazy Issue of Marijuana in the Workplace

June 30, 2014
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Even with legalized pot laws on the books in 20 states, it’s still unclear how medical and recreational marijuana fits into workplace drug and alcohol policies.
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How Many Pre-Employment Medical Exams Does the ADA Permit?

June 30, 2014
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The answer is as many as reasonably necessary to determine whether the employee can perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.
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‘Hardcore Pawn’s’ Les Gold: The Motor City’s Wheeler-Dealer Dishes on Management, Part Two

June 30, 2014
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Les Gold is the patriarch of a family-owned pawnshop, American Jewelry and Loan in the Motor City. He recently talked to “Whatever Works” about raising the minimum wage, reality TV, knee-jerk reactions, the Affordable Care Act and more.
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Introducing the Workforce 100

June 29, 2014
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And the top company for HR management in our inaugural Workforce 100 list is ...
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There's No Such Thing as a Free Lunch, Unless You're the NLRB

June 25, 2014
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This case was low-hanging fruit for the Board. Don’t leave your fruit hanging.
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SHRM Sheds Light on New Certification, but Questions Remain

June 23, 2014
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UPDATED June 24, 2014 (2 p.m. CT): A new certification commission created by SHRM will include HR professionals, certification experts, academics and members of the broader business community.
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