In the Dura Automotive case, the employer tested all of its employees for prescription medications, regardless of their job duties. This across-the-board testing runs afoul of the ADA. If you have safety-sensitive positions, in which employees will pose a direct threat by performing their essential job functions while impaired, then you may be able to test those employees for legally-prescribed medications.
Workplace challenges have never been greater than in this era of globalization, economic uncertainty and accelerated technological change. At the same time, nimble workforce management is ever more critical to an organization's success. The 15 winners of Workforce Management's first…
Kris Dunn says his list of the best HR jobs includes roles in talent management. If you’re a performer in HR, you’ll increasingly find strategic opportunities for growth in roles with talent management in the title.
Former FEMA Director Michael Brown now consults with companies on disaster preparedness, but he also can be found talking about the management lessons he learned as the man maligned by much of the country for the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina.
When disaster strikes, guiding your workforce during the incident, and then getting your employees back on their feet and back to work, could be the key to your company’s survival. The odds of your business recovering quickly from a major disaster greatly improve if you are prepared and have practical plans in place for managing your workforce in the face of a major crises such as a fire, hurricane or earthquake.
Created by the Mayo Clinic’s HR manager, this article outlines the steps for creating an emergency staffing plan. With proper preparation, you will be calm and ready for any major emergency event you might face.
Everyone, especially managers and those in HR, should be extra sensitive to the needs and problems of employees. Managers should be aware of unusual behavioral trends or problems developing in your department.
Because of concerns about caring for employees, a “responsibility structure” was devised so that all affected managers, HR leaders and individuals in other key functions were clear on who was responsible for what once employees were safe and the company was ready to start back to work.