HR / Employee Relations

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Hand out tax-free achievement awards that are fully deductible by your company

August 11, 2014
Did you ever wonder about the tax consequences when your organization hands out employee achievement awards? If you handle things the right way, the prizes can be tax-free to the employees and fully deductible by your company.
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There’s an upside to hiring a ‘job-hopper’

August 11, 2014
According to a recent CareerBuilder.com survey, 43% of employers won’t consider a candidate who’s had short tenures with several employers.
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Department of Labor offers A to Z guidance

August 11, 2014
Tired of all the acronyms and jargon of U.S. employment law and everything else that has to do with labor and the workplace?
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Onionhead religion? Who’s crying now?

August 11, 2014
The EEOC has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit on behalf of employees at United Health Programs of America, claiming that since 2007 they were compelled to participate in an offbeat religion called “Onionhead,” which was created 20 years ago to help followers lead more peaceful lives.
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Lawmakers eye mandatory bereavement leave

August 11, 2014
While no federal law requires employers to offer employees time off after the death of a loved one, many businesses do it anyway. However, those voluntary policies could soon become law.
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New bosses: Explain your style up front

August 11, 2014

It’s often the arrival of a new supervisor that creates conflict where none was apparent before. That’s why it may be a good idea for new managers to explain their management style and expectations up front, especially if the previous supervisor had a long and easy-going relationship with subordinates.

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Hiring continues its climb

August 11, 2014
Hiring continues its climb, according to an online survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder.
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Employees don’t trust their employers, survey shows

August 11, 2014
About half of U.S. employees say their employers are open and up front with them, according to a survey by the American Psychological Association.
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Employee argues against his firing: What would you do?

July 11, 2014
No amount of planning could prepare you for this: The employee vehemently argues against a decision to fire him.
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New online tool helps connect businesses to vets

July 11, 2014
The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new Web portal designed to connect veterans and service members with employers, and to help translate military skills into the civilian workforce.
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