HR MANAGEMENT

3 steps: What to do if you are sued personally

05/22/2015
Sometimes, HR pros can be sued personally, putting their own assets at risk. It’s a serious problem that demands fast action.

Millennials become largest generation at work

05/21/2015
Millennials (age 18 to 34) inched ahead of Generation X (35 to 50) in workforce participation in the first quarter of 2015. They now comprise 34.58% of the workforce, compared to 34.06% for Gen Xers.

Felony OSHA violations for Bumble Bee worker's death

05/20/2015
Bumble Bee Tuna and two employees face felony OSHA violations after a maintenance worker was cooked alive inside a 35-foot oven at the company’s Santa Fe Springs facility.

Time to replace your old OSHA poster

05/19/2015
For the first time since 2007, OSHA has revised the “It’s the Law” poster that all employers must display. Take down your tattered old copy and replace it with the new one.

Reinstatement ordered for whistle-blower machinist

05/18/2015
OSHA has ruled that Union Pacific Railroad violated federal whistle-blower provisions when it suspended a machinist who recorded a safety inspection and then forwarded it to the Federal Railroad Administration.

May we remove a restaurant server from shifts because of sores on her face?

05/18/2015
Q. We have a server at one of our restaurants who has open sores on her face. She claims she can’t get a bandage to stick to her chin, leaving the sore uncovered. As a result, we have received a few customer complaints. May we remove the server from her shifts so that we do not lose business?

As stress expands, so do we

05/18/2015
The workplace has long been an enabler of Americans’ ever-expanding waistlines and according to an annual survey by CareerBuilder, the stresses associated with full-time employment will likely continue to contribute to the problem.

Job confidence returns to pre-recession levels

05/11/2015
Americans haven’t been this confident about their job security since before the Great Recession began in 2008.

The jobs that drive people to drink (and get high)

05/08/2015
Lots of employees enjoy an after-work cocktail, but some jobs either attract people who are prone to more serious consumption or make them more likely abuse alcohol and drugs.

Where managers expect the most job growth to happen

05/05/2015
Seventy-two percent of managers are optimistic about their career opportunities this year, up 21 percentage points from 2014. They’re ready to act on that optimism, too—88% said they’re open to new opportunities in 2015.

The HR I.Q. Test: May '15

05/01/2015
Here's our monthly quiz on your knowledge of HR law, news and issues.

5 HR apps & software programs that won't break the bank

05/01/2015
HR departments with small budgets can turn to a growing variety of free and low-cost mobile and Web-based applications to increase efficiency and cut costs. Here’s a sampling of what’s available.

How do we prevent negligent hiring claims?

04/29/2015
Q. I recently read an article about employees who were attacked or harassed at work by other employees who never should have been hired in the first place. How can an employer reduce its risk of liability for negligent hiring?

OSHA steps into center ring in unusual accident probe

04/28/2015
Most OSHA accident investigations involve fairly mundane workplaces, such as construction sites, factories and farms. But last spring, OSHA investigators were called to look into safety issues in one of the world’s most unusual work environments—the circus.

More job creation, more worker engagement, more ... bartenders?

04/23/2015
Montana and North Dakota are locked in a dead heat for states with the most bartenders per capita.
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