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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What do employees want? Probably not picnic tables

October 14, 2015

If you don’t read the results of a staff engagement survey correctly, you might be doomed to the same fate as the clueless manager in this true story.

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There’s desperate hiring, and then there’s this

October 14, 2015
Check out this cartoon depicting a world that a hiring manager can sometimes feel trapped in—off the record, of course …
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Employees engaged? Take a quick pulse

October 13, 2015
Employee engagement surveys are great, but they’re rarely done often enough. Think about performing weekly “pulse” surveys.
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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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