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Government employees’ internal complaints aren’t ‘speech’

09/26/2016
Public employees who complain internally about personnel decisions specific to them aren’t engaging in protected free speech.

How do execs view the HR function?

09/22/2016
Sixty percent of executives believe that HR has strategic value for their organizations.

Do employees feel safe in your workplace?

09/22/2016
More than nine out of 10 workers surveyed said that their workplace is a secure place to work.

Of course, no cellphone use while driving, but what about smartphone-based GPS?

09/22/2016
Q. We have a policy that does not allow employees to use their cellphones when driving for work, but what about GPS? Many employees say that they cannot safely get to a location without using the GPS functions built into their phones.

Why should we worry about job descriptions?

09/22/2016
Q. We are working on updating our job descriptions for our production employees. Are there any legal considerations we should take into account? We do not have any job descriptions for our office employees. It is hard because those jobs change so much. Is this a problem?

Voluntary activities & workers’ comp: It’s all fun and games until …

09/22/2016
Many companies provide fun employee outings to boost morale or show gratitude to their workforce. But what if an employee gets hurt during one of these events?

OSHA issues interim guidance on Zika

09/22/2016
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued interim guidance for employers to help protect employees against the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

Snapshot: Percent of positive workplace drug tests

09/20/2016
Since 2013, positive drug tests have spiked to their highest levels since 2005.

Positive workplace drug tests hit 10-year high

09/20/2016
Following years of declines, the percentage of employees in the combined U.S. workforce testing positive for drugs has steadily increased over the last three years to a 10-year high.

Can you fire worker for bringing gun on company property?

09/15/2016
Before terminating an employee for bringing a gun to work, check your state law.