• The HR Specialist - Print Newsletter
  • HR Specialist: Employment Law
  • The HR LAW Weekly
  • The HR Weekly

Employee Relations

Safeway adds benefits for LGBT employees

02/17/2015
Safeway is making its support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and shoppers visible with some perks for workers and the communities where its grocery stores are located.

Even if criminal charges don’t hold up, it’s OK to discipline government worker

02/16/2015

When a government employee is arrested and charged with a crime related to her job, most public employers take some form of action—typically suspending the employee pending trial. If they are found guilty, they usually are terminated. Then the employee is entitled to “some sort of a hearing,” according to Supreme Court precedent. But what if criminal charges wind up being dropped?

It’s cheaper to retain employees than to replace them

02/12/2015
It’s clear that reducing employee turnover is a smart management strategy. Here are six ways to do that.

Leverage your workplace culture to attract and retain

02/05/2015
In an increasingly competitive market, traditional incentives such as salary scale and benefits packages alone are not going to cut it. Crafting a powerful, engaging culture not only boosts hiring, but it also helps you keep the talent you already have.

Practice quiet leadership to bring out the best in teams

02/04/2015
The key to team leadership is knowing how to pull back and let the group gel.

Don’t let internal complaint derail discipline

02/03/2015
When faced with negative reviews and worried about losing their jobs, some employees file internal discrimination complaints in an effort to avoid discipline. Don’t play that game!

How to motivate minimum-wagers

01/30/2015
Once you take on the responsibility of leading those on the very first rung of the corporate ladder, you’ll likely have to turn off your managerial auto-pilot and become more hands-on than you’re used to.

Don’t fear surveying employee attitudes

01/28/2015
You might not always like what they tell you, but one thing you don’t need to be wary of is a lawsuit.

Reprimanding employees: 6 tips for doing it right

01/28/2015
Sometimes managers need to pull a worker aside and have “the talk.” Coach bosses to follow these tips.

Love it or hate it, email is indispensable

01/23/2015
Email tops the list of tech tools Americans depend on to get their work done.