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Snapshot: Who smokes marijuana, by age

A significant percentage of your workforce probably uses cannabis at least occasionally.

OSHA fine upheld for out-of-service machinery

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an Occupational Safety and Health Administration citation against an employer for leaving an unsafe piece of equipment “available for use” even though it was not technically “in use.”

Back to the very basics

What would you consider to be the “Mount Rushmore” of workplace conduct essentials—the four simplest attitudes or practices that an admin must master quickly to advance in a career? Here are the ones we believe deserve a place on any monument.

Almost half of HR managers have demoted someone

Promotions get all the career-progression glory, but what about the flip side? According to new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam, 46% of HR managers have seen someone at their organization slide down a rung on the career ladder.

Does that decision really require a meeting?

Meetings are an essential platform for sharing information, brainstorming new ideas and collaborating as a team. But are they always necessary? Not according to those recently polled by Accountemps.

Poll: Executives rate HR higher than others do

Executives think more highly of HR than managers do, and both give the function more love than nonmanagers do, according to a recent survey conducted by BambooHR.

No class-action status for NHL players’ injury lawsuit

A group of former National Hockey League players has lost their bid to file a class-action lawsuit against the league because each of their circumstances were too different to meet federal class-action rules.

Auto-erased surveillance video can be perfectly legal

Do you take video recordings of the workplace and automatically delete them based on a set schedule? That’s fine as long as you haven’t been notified of pending litigation.

Regular safety complaints could spell legal trouble

Be careful if a worker files a steady stream of safety complaints. If those complaints are followed by an accident or incident and the worker is disciplined for something seemingly unrelated, he may still be able to make a whistleblower complaint.

The HR I.Q. Test: August ’18

Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.