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Articles by Patrick Kiger

Measure Spawns Cottage Industry

January 30, 2009
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While businesses tend to fear the Employee Free Choice Act as potentially ruinous, the prospective legislation also promises to provide an economic stimulus—for lawyers, that is.
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Reception Remains Lukewarm to Video Resumes

December 8, 2008
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Yet, companies increasingly are turning to video-on-demand interviewing, in which candidates record their responses to questions and e-mail them to company executives for viewing at their convenience.
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Linn State Technical College iOptimas Award-I Winner for Vision

October 24, 2008
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The Missouri college’s nuclear program has been rising steadily since its 2004 inception, answering a potentially critical talent shortage.
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Lawsuit Side Effect A Bad Reputation

September 16, 2008
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Highly publicized allegations of employee mistreatment can tarnish a company’s reputation with consumers, damage its employment brand and diminish the company’s value in the eyes of investors.
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Establishing a Culture of Compliance

September 16, 2008
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Rather than relying strictly on the human resources department or online training programs, organizations should consider enlisting trusted leaders throughout the organization both to disseminate technical information about compliance and to sell others on its importance.
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E-Mails, Phone Calls and Wage & Hour Problems

September 16, 2008
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Some experts believe that the business world is about to be hit by a new wave of litigation in which workers will seek overtime compensation for all the hours they've spent clicking away on their devices.
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Give 'Em a Break ... or Get Sued

September 16, 2008
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Employers are being slapped with lawsuits—costing them millions of dollars in some cases—by workers who say they are being compelled to work through meal breaks. Antiquated labor laws are to blame, some corporations say. But plaintiff attorneys blame in part deteriorating corporate ethics.
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Inexpensive Ways to Help Commuters

August 12, 2008
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Not every company can afford to set up its own private bus system or foot the down payment for a new Toyota Prius. But there are plenty of no-cost or low-cost ways to help employees cope with high gas prices.
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Seven Commuter-Friendly Companies

August 12, 2008
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These companies are going the extra mileto help out employees hit hard by rising gasoline prices.
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Relief for Pain at the Pump

August 12, 2008
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Recognizing that many employees are stressed out and distracted by the high price of gas, about half of U.S. employers have instituted programs and benefits to help ease the anxiety. Helping out workers can go a long way toward keeping them happy, or even attracting new talent.
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