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Compensation & Benefits

Back ban on off-the-clock work with action

4/16/2014
Don’t assume that merely having a written policy that prohibits working off the clock will insulate you from liability. You must do more.
Employment Law

FMLA leave to pitch in with newborn grandchild's care?

4/16/2014
Q. An employee would like to use FMLA time to spend with her daughter after her grandchild is born later this year. There are no expected complications post-birth, but the new mom will need much assistance. Would this qualify for FMLA leave?
HR Management

Keep 'scope creep' from derailing your project

4/15/2014
One of the biggest project management pitfalls is the tendency of the work to expand over time. Here are six rules to prevent it.
Terminations

Spontaneous wage protest: Can we fire the agitator who stirred up his co-workers?

4/14/2014
Q. We are a nonunion company with a call center employee who has been stirring things up. Recently, he and a large group of first-shift employees stayed in the parking lot instead of coming back from lunch on time. A few of them held up signs saying, “Fair Wages Now!” We’d like to fire the bad apple. Are we taking any big risks if we do?
Employee Relations

Is team leadership actually important to team success?

4/14/2014
Po Bronson—The New York Times best-selling author of Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing—is a big fan of using small teams to tackle big projects. But surely the smaller the team, the more critical the role of the team leader, right? Wrong.
Hiring

Hiring summer employees? Well, chill out!

4/10/2014
Being summer savvy means planning how to handle summer hires, their paperwork and their questions. Instead of seeing red, use this checklist to bring order to the summer hiring process.
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