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HR Management

Hotel panic buttons are sign of #MeToo’s clout

Other than a flurry of anti-harassment training, concrete action to prevent workplace harassment since the #MeToo movement took off has been notably absent—until now.
Compensation & Benefits

Wage report spurs worries about retention

With the economy humming along nicely, employers know they need to retain workers or face the task of trying to find new hires. That’s increasingly difficult to do.
Employment Law

Turning a deaf ear to insults: A $500,000 mistake

Your managers probably know it’s unlawful to discriminate in hiring and firing based on a person’s age or disability. But they may not realize that same law makes it unlawful to verbally harass workers based on those protected characteristics.

40% of applicants say it’s OK to ‘ghost’ employers

‘Ghosting’ a potential employer you’re no longer interested in is acceptable, according to a new survey from Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews company.

FMLA: Firing can easily trigger retaliation suit

Thinking about terminating an employee who is currently out on FMLA leave? Proceed with the greatest of care! If ever there was a “red lights flashing” HR moment, this is it.
Employee Relations

Burnout! Four main causes of employee stress, and what you can do about it

You’ve put in the long hours to build a relationship with your team, and to better understand their strengths, weaknesses, motivators and goals for the future. While these are all key components to a successful relationship with your staff, it’s for naught if you can’t proactively prevent employee burnout.
Article Archives

Yes, emailed arbitration agreement is valid

Winter is coming—as are raging thermostat battles

First employee walk-outs related to #MeToo movement

The average lunch hour lasts only 39 minutes

DOL offers post-Florence assistance

Snapshot: Who is in charge of preparing workers for future tech?

Employees value retirement planning advice at work

Target to pay premium prices for holiday temps

NLRB proposes looser joint-employer standard

The ‘new’ ADA: How to handle employee disabilities

San Antonio paid leave ordinance takes effect next year

Murphy Oil will funnel $100,000 to former manager

EEOC lawsuit? Be sure to track when employee filed

In retaliation cases, passage of time matters

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