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How Do We Make a Supervisor Deal With a Problem Employee?

June 30, 2014
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We have a problem that needs resolution right away. One of our supervisors avoids dealing with a problem employee, who tends to bully others into accepting his ideas and resists collaborating with his co-workers. Each time a complaint is brought forward, this supervisor buries his head in the sand. What kind of training or intervention should we provide? How do we raise this delicate issue?

— Intimidated by the Problem, human resources specialist, nonprofit, Washington, D.C.


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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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What, Their Worries? More Feds, Expenses and Social Media

June 30, 2014
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A recent study identified the top business-related litigation trends and concerns from 2013.
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The Supreme Court’s Opinion on Cell Phone Privacy is a Must-Read for all Employers

June 27, 2014
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Why was this case important for employers? For the first time, our highest court is recognizing, in great detail, the significant privacy interests we expect in our mobile devices.
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Supreme Court Holds NLRB Recess Appointments Invalid. Chaos Ensues?

June 26, 2014
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Make no mistake. If you are an employer, this case is huge.
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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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The United Colors of Harassment Claims

June 24, 2014
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'No one should have to put up with sexual comments or touching while they are just trying to make a living.'
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Suspension of County Employee Teaches Important Lesson About use of Mobile Technology

June 20, 2014
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Employees think the four-inch device in their pockets is theirs, and what they email, text, Facebook, etc., is not the employer's business. They're wrong.
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An Ode to Working Dads

June 19, 2014
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We are all accessible around the clock. There is simply no excuse for an employer not to offer flexibility to all employees — men and women — whose jobs permit it.
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Hold the Onion(head): What Is a 'Religion' Under Title VII?

June 16, 2014
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According to the EEOC, one company required its employees to participate in a 'belief system' that the defendants’ family member created, called “Onionhead.”
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