Staffing Management

Facebook ‘Likes’ as Free Speech

Free-speech rights extend to symbolic speech on social networks, such as liking a Facebook page or post, or retweeting someone’s tweet.

Free-speech rights extend to symbolic speech on social networks, such as liking a Facebook page or post, or retweeting someone’s tweet.

Contingent Workforce Can Create a Compliance Conundrum

Temporary workers can misunderstand that the employee’s actual boss is the staffing agency. Employers also may think they can avoid anti-discrimination laws by using indirect hiring, but they may still face legal exposure.

Temporary workers can misunderstand that the employee’s actual boss is the staffing agency. Employers also may think they can avoid anti-discrimination laws by using indirect hiring, but they may still face legal exposure.

Reducing Turnover

Our industry — healthcare — is booming. We're seeing lots of new hospitals and clinics getting set to open, creating a demand for skilled and experienced employees. That has us a little worried about staff attrition. We expect to lose some people, but what are some practical steps we could implement to get out ahead of this issue? —A Little Nervous, assistant HR manager, health care, Singapore

More Companies Offer Pet Insurance as an Employee Benefit

Companies struggle to locate, attract, and retain the best employees. Thinking outside the box with employee benefits is one way to attract, and keep, good employees.

We love our pets. This year, it is estimated that we will spend more than $55 billion on them. More than $14 billion of that total will be for veterinary care alone. Vet bills are expensive, and often unplanned and unbudgeted. Given our emotional attachment to our pets, we pay them, regardless of the cost. To mitigate the unexpected nature…

Litigation Publicity as an Adverse Action for Retaliation

Retaliation comes in all shapes and sizes, and employers must act with extreme care when dealing with any employee who engaged in protected activity.

Ray v. Ropes & Gray LLP teaches a valuable lesson about what can go wrong when a dispute between an employer and a former employee goes public. John Ray is a former associate of Boston white-shoe law firm Ropes & Gray. When the firm passed him over for partner, he first filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission discrimination charge, and…