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HR Management

Lawsuit alert: Beware disciplining for infractions of seldom-enforced rules

03/15/2019
Sometimes, supervisors get frustrated with workers they consider trouble makers because they complain all the time. Those bosses need to think twice before they retaliate by strictly enforcing work rules—especially if they have often ignored those rules in the past.

Audit training to identify possible discrimination

03/13/2019
Make sure your training programs don’t discriminate, especially if promotions and pay raises depend on training.

Get out the vote: Create a voting leave policy

03/12/2019
You can encourage voter turnout by implementing a voting leave policy. A voting leave policy shows you take the right to vote seriously.

Employee death triggers $422K fine for Dallas contractor

03/06/2019
RKM Utility Services faces $422,006 in fines from OSHA after one of its employees died from hydrogen sulfide gas exposure on a company worksite.

Have a hotline? Take all complaints seriously

03/06/2019
Most employers have heard that setting up a hotline so employees can report discrimination will help them defend against lawsuits later. But that hotline can also bite the employer if it doesn’t take complaints seriously and try to fix reported problems.

Snapshots: Percentage of college-educated U.S. citizens and immigrants

03/05/2019
About one-third of Americans and immigrants age 25 and older have at least a bachelor’s degree.

The HR I.Q. Test: March ’19

03/01/2019
Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

55% negotiated pay on their latest job offer

02/26/2019
Today’s job seekers are confident in their bargaining power, suggests new research from global staffing firm Robert Half.

Snapshot: U.S. has the most college-educated immigrants

02/26/2019
Thirty-six percent of America’s foreign-born residents age 25 and older have at least a college degree.

NYC is first to ban bias on the basis of hairstyles

02/26/2019
In New York City, a person’s hairstyle is now as protected from job discrimination as their race, gender or religion, according to guidance last month from the New York City Commission on Human Rights.