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Why your company needs an honesty policy

November 13, 2013
Nearly one in five U.S. workers (19%) admits to lying at the office at least once a week, according to a CareerBuilder survey. And it’s much easier to discipline and terminate an employee in such cases when you have a general honesty, ethics or misrepresentation clause in your employee handbook.
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Not all who need FMLA leave take it

November 13, 2013
An employee may give you any number of reasons for not wanting to take FMLA leave. If the employee refuses to provide certification, remind them that they will be held to your company’s standard attendance policy and excessive absences may result in termination.
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4-pronged cane sparks an ADA lawsuit

November 13, 2013
Seems like a reasonable accommodation: An employee with severe knee arthritis wants to use a four-pronged cane to perform her job on the factory floor. But one dental products manufacturer cited safety concerns and subsequently fired the woman after she ran out of company-provided leave.
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Coping with a seriously ill employee

October 16, 2013
Leading your team through the illness of one member is one of the greatest tests you’ll face. Keep these tips in mind.
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Is Fantasy Football sacking productivity?

October 16, 2013
No, according to John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
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Worker on FMLA? Limited contact OK

October 16, 2013
Sometimes, pressing business matters require that a supervisor get in touch with an employee out on FMLA leave. As long as the contact is limited to true business needs and isn’t unduly restrictive or intrusive, the contact won’t cause you to lose an FMLA interference lawsuit.
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The FLSA and supervisor liability

October 16, 2013
Employees’ lawyers these days are much more willing to tack supervisors’ names onto FLSA-related lawsuits against the employer.
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Was Chick-fil-A boss just winging it?

October 16, 2013
When a pregnant woman applied at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in North Carolina, the manager proceeded to ask her when she was due to give birth and what were her babysitting plans …
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Graveyard-shift workers on Nov. 3 log extra hour

October 16, 2013
On Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 a.m., daylight saving time ends. Employees working the graveyard shift when daylight saving time ends work an extra hour because the clocks are set back one hour at 2 a.m.
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You’re not Dr. Phil! Resist temptation to label underperformers’ problems

September 12, 2013

We all use psychological lingo to describe behavior we find annoying or disturbing. But when such terms are used in the workplace, that armchair analysis can create needless legal headaches. That’s why you and your supervisors should resist labeling a poorly performing employee’s problems as the result of a psychological malady.

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