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HR Management

OSHA proposes fines after finding no peace at KidsPeace

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited KidsPeace, a private charity serving youth with behavioral and mental health problems, for exposing its employees to workplace violence.

Make objective qualifications your focus when hiring

The best way to inoculate against failure-to-hire or promote lawsuits is to ensure your selection process is based on objective criteria.
Employment Law

Pennsylvania LGBT employee rights in flux as courts weigh in on bias

A significant number of test cases are working their way through federal courts, testing whether Title VII’s prohibition against sex discrimination encompasses discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Compensation & Benefits

Worker demands back overtime? Investigate and, if warranted, pay up

If an employer pays overtime incorrectly, it may be liable for up to two years of unpaid overtime, doubled as a penalty. But if an employer’s overtime mistake is “willful,” that liability reaches back another year, adding to the cost.

Employee’s decision to file lawsuit in justice court may backfire

A worker can’t add additional claims to her case on appeal that go over the dollar limit for justice court cases.
Employee Relations

Beware the 6 deadly sins of bad management

According to an Inc. report, here are the six most common management mistakes that lead to turnover—all avoidable if the right actions are taken.
Article Archives

Milton, Pa. truck wash accused of harassment, discrimination

Contradictory evaluations? That’s going to be a problem

Seek confidentiality order if employee wants access to co-workers’ disciplinary records

Flu shots: Seek accommodations if employee refuses vaccine for religious reasons

No FMLA leave? ADA may be available

Fired after using FMLA leave? Expect lawsuit

Club wanted ‘younger direction,’ gets court instead

Prepare for new labor and employment laws

Jury awards $6 million for anti-American bias

Dallas metal recycler fined after worker is crushed

OSHA cites contractor for trench safety issues in Austin

Court discovers deception, tosses out previous decision

Arbitration agreements may have to go to court first

Always record the date when you made a decision to fire

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