The handling of employees taking legal prescription medications is highly fact sensitive and legally nuanced.
If you are planning on denying an unpaid leave as a reasonable accommodation, understand that these terminations are risky and will draw scrutiny from the EEOC.
How you choose publicly to respond to allegations is open to cross-examination in later depositions and at trial.
There is nothing wrong with employees dating. Nothing good, however, comes from a boss having relations with a subordinate employee, especially one who is a direct report.
Ray v. Ropes & Gray LLP [D. Mass. 8/16/13) [pdf] 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…
Press Release For Immediate Release Workforce magazine announces 2013 Game Changers awards winners Chicago, June 20, 2013-Workforce magazine has announced the winners for its third annual Game Changers awards. Nominated by peers and chosen by the editorial staff of Workforce magazine,…
To round out our exploration of innovation in the workforce, we turned to our Game Changers. Below are questions we asked them and some of their provocative answers.
Telecommuting policies and rented hotel space help organizations cope with the storm.
The Society for Human Resource Management and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration offer answers to pay, leave and preparedness questions.
Do you know what to do with your workers when a weather event such as Sandy aims for your workplace?
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…
I'm interested in how we could conduct productive performance appraisal “calibration” meetings with our managers. These are the people upon whom we rely to be our talent evaluators. We are starting to hold these meetings and would value any tips, caveats, tools or processes on what works and what doesn't work.