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Monthly Archive: May 2018

Employers Reconsider Marijuana Test

Companies are removing marijuana from drug testing panels because changes to some state laws allow access to medical marijuana, some states are taking steps to decriminalize the drug and a shift in attitudes toward cannabis use. Federal officials seem to be leaning …

HR How To: Properly Decline a Job Candidate

The recruiting process is all about woo-ing the candidate and positioning your company in the best possible light to look as attractive as possible. But what happens when you realize a candidate isn’t going to be a good fit? Sadly, this is …

Are You Really on Vacation on Your Vacation?

All employees value time away from the office to unplug and refresh. But, are they truly disconnecting to allow for that valuable recharge time? Do they send emails from the airport? Send a quick check in from the beach? If they are, …

Basing Pay on Prior Salaries Opens Door to Lawsuits

Pay differences based on prior salaries is discriminatory under the terms of the 1963 Equal Pay Act if the previous pay scale included gender differences, according to a recent unanimous 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling. Aileen Rizo sued the Fresno …

Bias, the Billion Dollar Problem

Bias is something everyone has but won’t admit to it. Whether we realize we are doing it or its unconscious, bias can cost your business. Bias can cost you customers and impact your employees by burning them out, driving them away or …

What Your Office Can Learn from the NFL’s Cheerleader Scandal

Since the “me too” movement gathered momentum earlier this year, a number of current and former cheerleaders for the National Football Leave (NFL) have stepped forward to share their own stories of mistreatment, both on and off the field. Cheerleaders coming clean …

Mom Was Right! Sitting Up Straight Essential for Employee Health, Bottom Line

Many workers sit all day long, whether at the office, in the car or even during leisure time. This behavior can be hazardous to your employee’s health and safety, especially if they are not sitting correctly. Half of computer users have posture …

15 Ludicrous Sacrifices Employees Would Make for a Raise

Workers would be willing to take some pretty silly – and some would say, desperate, steps to achieve a 10 percent salary increase. Among the most frightening, 35 said that they would give up their right to vote FOREVER (yep, we’re serious!) …

New York Implements Sexual Harassment Guidelines for Employers

Often on the cutting edge of workplace legislation, New York lawmakers recently passed a number of measures designed to reduce the risk of sexual harassment in the workplace. New York employers must provide annual sexual harassment training, according to one such measure …
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