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Monthly Archive: June 2016

Court verdict demonstrates how HR reps can be personally liable for FMLA faux pas

HR pros are known for playing by the rules when it comes to employment laws, but what happens if they slip up? A recent appeals court decision suggests that not only can the company be held liable, but the HR rep themselves …

Can a dog in the workplace boost performance?

June 24 marked National Bring Your Dog to Work Day, an entire work day dedicated to fawning over your own – or a coworkers – pooch while pretending to do work. Or was it? Results of a new survey by Banfield Pet …

New College Grads Likely to Be Disheartened by Working World

iCIMS, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions, and Wakefield Research recently released a report that compares the Class of 2016’s expectations of the working world to that of recruiting professionals. The results? For the most part, no matter what you …

Preparing staff for a switch to gender neutral restrooms

In recent months, there’s been a lot of debate about whether biology or identification should dictate which restroom a person uses. Piggy backing off this debate – or perhaps seeking to avoid it all together – a number of work places are …

Defining: “Business Casual” for Your Company

If you have a business casual policy at your office, chances are it really befuddles your employees. Take the question of what “business casual” entails to the Google gods, and you’ll find a host of responses and conflicting advice, leading to employees …

Timeline for Filing EEOC Claims Clarified by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court recently issued a ruling that could make it easier for employees to sue for being constructively discharged. By definition, a constructive discharge occurs when a company makes a person’s working conditions so intolerable (such as through harassment or discrimination) …

The 10 Most Overused Business Phrases

If you’ve ever sat in a meeting and listened while the same tried and true phrases were trotted out time and time again, then you’ll truly appreciate this run down by Tom Jeffries of Bizdaq of the top 10 most overused – …

EEOC can Come on Site Without Permission, Lawsuit Says

Chances are, we have all at some point or another felt that the EEOC at times oversteps its bounds. Now, the US District Court is backing up these assertions by recently ruling that the EEOC can, generally, conduct on-site investigations of harassment …

New Graduates Lacking Skills for Today’s Corporate Environment

A recent study from the folks over at PayScale and Future Workplace suggests that this years’ college graduates are not adequately prepared to become top-performers in today’s workplace. In fact, the survey reveals that they are woefully lacking in a number of …
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