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HR Management

Craft smart policy on use of smartphones

Smartphone technology has simply changed too quickly for many employee handbooks to keep up. What should your strategy be?
Compensation & Benefits

What matches NYC's new $15 minimum wage?

To put it in perspective, the Pew Research Center calculated what it would cost to give employees in other cities the same purchasing power.
Employee Relations

How to write performance goals: 10 sample phrases

Well-written performance goals help energize employees and point them in right direction. But some managers and HR pros have trouble finding the right words. Here are 10 phrases to adapt, from 2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals by Paul Falcone.
Employment Law

Business, employment lawyers react to Browning-Ferris decision

The National Labor Relations Board’s Aug. 27 decision in Browning-Ferris, which redefined the concept of “joint employer,” sparked lots of buzz in the legal and business worlds. Here's a sampling.

Got an ideal age range for jobs? Scrap it now

Remind your hiring managers that qualifications, not age, is the only way to judge applicants. Never set age ranges for a job.

Believe employee lied? That's grounds for firing

You have the right to expect honesty from your employees. You can fire if you reasonably believe an employee lied about an absence, knowing that you are on safe legal ground if the employee sues.
Article Archives

Exempts are getting a raise: Here's what you should do now

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Who's the boss? NLRB rules on joint employers

The HR I.Q. Test: September '15

Does FMLA apply? Check local head count

Don't fire EAP counselor for backing worker

How do employers hand out variable pay?

Mandatory EEO-1 surveys due back to EEOC by Sept. 30

Back to school: 4 teacher tactics to use with your staff

Download this all-states chart on worker classification tests

Résumé ridiculousness: Ixnay on the ornpay inkslay

Firing after FMLA: Document legit reasons

You can tell your employees where they're headed--can't you?

Doing fill-in tasks doesn't make bosses nonexempt