HR MANAGEMENT

OSHA wants employer input on chemical exposure levels

10/28/2014
OSHA has issued a request for information seeking employer input on permissible exposure limits for hazardous chemicals, along with chemical management methods to promote workplace safety. It’s part of the agency’s ongoing review to identify “more effective and efficient approaches” for managing chemical exposures at work.

What's the procedure for handling a worker's comp claim when an employee is injured?

10/27/2014
Q. As a California employer, what should I do if one of my employees gets injured on the job or has a work-related illness?

On-set death prompts OSHA cites against film company

10/27/2014
OSHA has cited a Pasadena film production company for one willful and one serious safety violation for exposing employees to hazards that killed a camera assistant.

Communication Corner: October 2014

10/20/2014
It's the little things that make a difference in HR, and in your own workday. Here are some tips to try.

Americans rank restaurants best of all business sectors

10/17/2014
The restaurant industry gets four stars from the American public. It achieved the highest positive ratings in a Gallup poll that asked consumers to rank 24 business sectors on a scale ranging from “very positive” to “very negative.” What else got positive reviews?

Collection agency calls: Must we give workers' info?

10/17/2014
Q. Our small business sometimes gets calls from loan providers or collection agencies about our em­ployees. What information are we required to give?

Succession planning in an era of delayed retirement

10/14/2014
Companies are facing an aging population, prolonged careers and heightened discrimination risks. How do you create effective succession plans given these factors?

Personnel files: Where & how long to keep them?

10/10/2014
Q. How long do we need to keep personnel files? And can we keep them in offsite storage?

Top 10 most prestigious jobs

10/10/2014
Doctor tops the Harris Poll’s latest list of most admired occupations. More than 2,500 Americans were asked to rate the relative prestige of various jobs. Here are the top 10.

OSHA makes big changes to fatality, injury reporting requirements

10/08/2014
OSHA has issued a final rule that goes into effect Jan. 1. Now is the time to train for it.

What are my federal record-keeping requirements?

10/07/2014
Q. As a private employer, what federal record-keeping regulations must I follow?

The HR I.Q. Test, October '14

10/01/2014
Test your knowledge of recent trends in employment law, comp & benefits and other HR issues with our monthly mini-quiz.

47 hours: That's the average American workweek

09/29/2014
If you’re envious of workers who put in their eight hours a day and then go home, you’re not alone. Americans work an average of 47 hours per week, according to Gallup’s annual Work and Education Survey.

The training intentions were good; the marketing was questionable

09/29/2014
Officials at the St. Louis County (Mo.) Police Academy identified a training need and jumped to address it. But they may have wanted to think twice about how to describe it.

For 55% of workers, what they do is who they are

09/22/2014
More than half of working Americans say they get a sense of identity from the work they do, but education and income levels play a big part in the degree to which people feel that way.
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