HR / Employee Relations

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Tales from the trenches: Two weeks’ notice

February 11, 2016
Check out this cartoon as a manager handles documentation for firing.
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Making the most of part-time employees

February 11, 2016
Many workplaces have their share of part-time employees. And many managers view those folks as “different” from the full-time staff.
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Workers’ personnel files: Must you grant access?

January 13, 2016
No federal law grants employees the right to inspect their personnel files.
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Group prayer causes complaint: Let ’em pray or break it up?

January 13, 2016
PROBLEM: A small group of your employees gathers in an open area during their lunch break to have a group prayer. What would you do in this situation?
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Mental health concerns? Focus on behavior

December 18, 2015
Worried an employee may have an undisclosed mental disability that is causing problems at work? Don’t treat him with kid gloves or suggest he seek mental health care.
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DOL official: Overtime rules coming in late 2016

November 17, 2015
Don’t look for release of those controversial changes to federal overtime laws anytime soon.
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Fake sick days on the rise, but Facebook is helping spot fibbers

November 12, 2015
Whether it’s to binge-watch “Downton Abbey” or get some shopping done, employees are increasingly feeling free to call in sick when they’re perfectly healthy.
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Are Fridays wasted days? Not if you use these tips

November 6, 2015
What gets done in your workplace on Friday? Nothing? Here are some strategies to keep Fridays from becoming wasted days.
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Are we mixing employee files inappropriately?

November 2, 2015
Q: “I’ve discovered that at our publishing company of 75 people, each employee has a single personnel file into which all documents go—everything from their new-hire paperwork to performance reviews to doctor’s notes. How must we separate this information going forward to keep legally compliant? We’re supposed to split off certain medical information so that each employee will have different sorts of files, correct?” – Theo, Maryland
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‘I got stuck under my bed’ and more priceless absenteeism excuses

October 28, 2015
CareerBuilder has learned that some employees take their excuses to the next level, from claims of poisoning at grandma’s hands to the urgent need to dumpster dive. Real-life bosses no doubt cringed when they heard that a subordinate missed work because he or she …
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