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Set clear guidance for promotion applications

September 17, 2015
Employers can get in big trouble if they try to manipulate promotions so only certain individuals apply. That can happen when promotion opportunities aren’t listed or only a select few learn about them. The legal risk: Even employees who don’t formally apply can sue.
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Erratic scheduling is under scrutiny

September 14, 2015
Be careful with scheduling that requires workers to show up at a moment’s notice or one that makes them come in only to learn they’re not needed.
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Factor aging employees into safety equation

September 14, 2015

Factors that increase older workers’ potential for injury-producing accidents include muscle weakness, balance problems, vision problems and side effects from medicines. To lessen those risks, employee benefits consulting firm Lockton recommends doing the following.

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School’s in! A quick lesson on child-care leave

September 14, 2015
Find out the child-care leave laws in your state by checking out our State by State 2015 Short-Term Child-Care Leave Laws chart.
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Keep your hiring process bias-free

September 14, 2015
New York City has approved a new year-long program in which city investigators will pose as applicants to root out hiring discrimination.
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The cost of a bad hire goes beyond money

September 1, 2015

As one leader put it, “The key to my success is hiring people far better than I am.” The intent is spot on. But the truth is, most people don’t know how to identify and hire the better people they need.

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Employers fearing more lawsuits at the hiring stage

August 18, 2015
More than half of the respondents (57%) of law firm Littler Mendelson’s 2015 Executive Employer Survey said they expected to see an increase in the number of workplace discrimination claims during the next year that relate to employers’ own hiring barriers, including the consideration of criminal or credit history in the hiring process.
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Lawsuit repellent: Promotion, praise, pay raise

July 24, 2015
Employers that praise employees for a job well done and provide pay increases along with promotions rarely lose so-called constructive discharge lawsuits. That’s because an employee who has been praised and rewarded will have a tough time claiming her working conditions were so onerous that she had to quit.
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Defuse a mounting conflict

July 16, 2015
If an underlying tension exists between you and an employee, now’s the time to address it. Use these techniques to reverse the momentum of mounting conflict.
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Employees do the darnedest things

July 14, 2015
CareerBuilder.com asked em­­ployers to share their strangest encounter with an employee—who should have been working. Here are their responses.
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