Another nail in the coffin of the old ‘new’ overtime regulations

September 7, 2017
A federal judge in Texas last month formally struck down the Obama-era regs that would have more than doubled the white-collar overtime threshold to $47,476 per year.
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Establish several ways to report harassment

September 6, 2017
Providing training to supervisors and employees is a vital way to prevent sexual harassment lawsuits. But a second piece to that puzzle is often overlooked: creating an easy-to-understand complaint policy.
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Set telecommuting limits in job descriptions

August 31, 2017
The EEOC has recently taken the position that allowing disabled employees to telecommute may be a reasonable accommodation. That’s fine for employers that are set up for telecommuting. But for other employers, establishing a telecommuting option can be complicated, expensive and—maybe—completely impractical.
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Rethink your candidate experience: 9 questions

July 27, 2017
Job applicants want to come to work for you, but you’re not making it easy. With competition for employees hotter than it’s been in years, applicants aren’t as patient with employers with outdated or slow hiring processes.
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Laying people off? Better have answers for them

July 27, 2017
HR executive and trainer Paul Falcone has offered solid sample answers to the questions you never thought you’d have to hear.
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Employers boosting benefits to woo talent

June 20, 2017
Nearly one-third of organizations increased their overall benefits in the last 12 months in an effort to stand out as employers of choice in today’s competitive recruiting environment.
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Why do workers forfeit their vacation days?

June 14, 2017
“It boils down to fear,” said Scott Dobroski, of
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Handling common complaints about pay

June 9, 2017
Salary gripes are among the most difficult problems you’ll face as a supervisor. You’ll have to approach the problem sensitively, from the moment your employee expresses his complaint.
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Is it them, or is it me? The problem co-worker quiz

May 22, 2017
This one’s real simple to score—just circle every question to which you answer “False.” Circle it again … and then again … and then one more time. And then take a moment to think…
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The management lesson taught by greedy athletes

April 11, 2017

As I write this, the local pro football team is engaged in a familiar dance with an emerging star: Management wants to pay him a certain crazy number of millions of dollars per year, but his agent would like just a smidgen of an increase over that already astronomical amount, thank you very much, or the man with the golden arm walks. How many times have you shaken your head over the greed displayed in a situation like this? But if you were that football player, you’d likely make a similar demand.

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