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You Should be Paying Your Interns

May 29, 2014
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If you use the services of interns, pay them. Otherwise, you are taking a huge gamble that is difficult to win.
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NLRB Judge Clips Wings of Hooters' Workplace Policies

May 28, 2014
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No matter the situation, thorough investigations and maintaining a consistent story will save your bacon in many workplace lawsuits.
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Apparently, Noncompetes Don't Need to be Signed to be Enforced

May 22, 2014
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As these cases illustrate, when an employee acts egregiously courts are willing to overlook things like as whether a non-compete was conventionally, or even actually, signed.
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Fired for Sneaking Off With Two Plastic Cups

May 21, 2014
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After HR advised ex-casino worker Stan Stine that it’s policy is one cup per new hire, he took matters into his own hands.
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This Week in Racism, Part 2: Macklemore

May 20, 2014
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When you are conducting investigations in your workplace, let common sense be your guide. If it looks like a bigoted stereotype, it is.


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The Top Nine People SHRM Hurt When It Said Goodbye to HRCI ...

May 16, 2014
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If you're servicing a profession as an association, you might want to think before you try and take down an entire certification system.
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HRCI: Surprised by SHRM Plan to Offer HR Certifications

May 14, 2014
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Questions emerge regarding what SHRM’s move means to those with PHR, SPHR and GPHR credentials, as well as the relationship between the organizations. Updated with comments from SHRM's Hank Jackson and HRCI's Amy Dufrane.


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Should you Check Your Employee's Social Media Accounts?

May 14, 2014
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Do employers have a right to monitor employees’ social media accounts, or is this an invasion of their personal lives?
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EEOC Continues Fight Against Severance Agreements and Employers Fight Back

May 9, 2014
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Employers should take a wait-and-see approach on this issue. It's is too important for employers to knee-jerk pull these key clauses from their agreements.
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How Flexible are our Workplaces?

May 7, 2014
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There is no excuse for an employer to not offer flexibility. If the employee isn’t performing, treat it as an indictment of that employee, not the flexibility policy.
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