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Cupid among the cubicles: 37% have dated co-workers

2/14/2016
What do Barack Obama, Bill Gates and Brad Pitt have in common? All met their significant others at work. They’re also far from alone.
Compensation & Benefits

DOL targets West Coast fast food franchises for wage enforcement

2/13/2016
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has launched an enforcement initiative on the West Coast aimed at ensuring workers at fast food establishments are being paid the proper minimum wage and receiving overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours per week.
Employment Law

New EEOC guidance would redefine retaliation

2/11/2016
The EEOC has issued a proposed revision to its guidance on workplace retaliation—the first since 1998—that could radically change how enforcement authorities and courts define retaliation and its causes.
Hiring

Minnesota led nation in job creation last year

2/11/2016
Minnesota led the 50 states on Gallup’s 2015 Job Creation Index with an average score of +38, based on workers’ reports of hiring activity at their place of employment.
Employee Relations

10 steps: Conducting an internal investigation

2/8/2016
Follow these procedures when conducting internal investigations of alleged employee misconduct.
Terminations

Can you terminate for off-the-clock activities?

1/21/2016
When can you legally terminate a worker for what he or she does on their own time? The answer is an unsatisfying, “It depends.”
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Disabled worker must request accommodation

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Sample Policy: Job Postings

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Office betting pools: Is it time to crack down?

No pay for bathroom breaks costs Pa. firm $1.75M

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Poll: Bad body language can disqualify job applicants

Active shooters on site? Staff trained to confront, not cower

Supervisors' guide to progressive discipline

True or False: You know a lot about sexual harassment in the workplace

Age bias: Prepare to justify every termination