Emergency law grants paid sick, FMLA leave

March 19, 2020
Many employees affected by the coronavirus pandemic will be eligible for paid sick leave and some will be able to take paid FMLA leave under legislation signed into law March 18.
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The culture checklist: 8 steps to recruit & retain the best

February 27, 2020
Deb Boelkes, author of The WOW Factor Workplace, suggests managers look at these eight factors to measure their role in creating a great workplace.
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How to have those ‘tough talks’ with employees: 10 tips

November 21, 2019
Tough conversations can actually strengthen relationships and help both parties grow personally and professionally—if you handle them the right way. Here are 10 tips for having those difficult conversations from Quint Studer, author of the bestseller The Busy Leader’s Handbook.
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How to document employee infractions: 4 ‘musts’ to include

July 27, 2019
In his recent Business Management Daily webinar, Documenting Employee Performance, author and HR executive Paul Falcone explained how much (and what kind) of details should be included when documenting employee performance and behavior problems.
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NLRB: Bathroom chat isn’t ‘protected’ activity

May 14, 2019
Even in nonunion workplaces, the National Labor Relations Act protects the rights of employees to engage in “concerted activity” that aims to benefit their job-related mutual aid or protection. But does that protection cover two workers who are overheard complaining about clients in a bathroom? Apparently not.
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Always respond to harassment charges, including same-sex incidents

May 6, 2019
Here’s a warning to employers that ignore sexual harassment complaints from men who claim another man harassed them.
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Feel free to call out poor performance: Criticizing workplace mistakes isn’t harassment

May 6, 2019
Employees can’t successfully claim that being pushed to do a better job—or even being shamed and ridiculed about their work habits—is anything but an unpleasant consequence of doing a lousy job.
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LGBT issues to be argued before Supreme Court this fall

April 25, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear three cases that could decide if Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees from discrimination.
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LEAP 2019: The Top 10 Lessons for HR

April 18, 2019
Hundreds of HR professionals gathered in Las Vegas on April 3–5 for the HR Specialist’s 15th annual Labor & Employment Law Advanced Practices Symposium. Here are some of the bits of employment-law wisdom from the 30 speakers.
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EEOC suit: Goodwill refused to accommodate disability

April 18, 2019
Goodwill Industries of New York and New Jersey, which provides job opportunities to people with disabilities, violated federal law when it failed to provide reasonable accommodations that would have allowed an employee to continue working as an office building janitor in New York City, the EEOC charged in a recently filed lawsuit.
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