Fed Ex Drivers Are Employees, Courts Hold

Federal Express has a problem on its hand regarding its drivers in California and Oregon. In separate rulings, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit  has ruled that the drivers are employees...
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Attracting great applicants when qualified people are scarce

More than three in four employers say they’re struggling to find qualified people to fill their open positions.   Outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas recently conducted a...
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NLRB ruling’s enough to give employers a stomach ache

If employees badmouth your company — even in a way that hurts business — you’ve got to grin and bear it if the criticisms are made under the guise of attempting to improve work conditions.  That...
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Man drives snowplow drunk, then sues employer under ADA

A recent case proves the unfortunate fact that employees will try to drag their employers through the legal system no matter how ridiculous their claims are.  Case in point: Jonathan Blazek was an...
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In benefits communication, low tech still rules

An increasing number of firms are starting to deliver benefits info through electronic channels like email, social media and even text messaging. So are the traditional communication methods obsolete?...
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Background Screening: Do You Know Who You’re About to Hire?

Before your company hires a potential employee, you should employ a few common pre-employment screens to verify information. Background checks are the most requested employment verification service. They...
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10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Payroll Service

As your business grows, one of the many decisions you’ll have to make is when to outsource your payroll. This guide will help you with the questions you need to ask before choosing a potential payroll...
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EEOC Files Suit on Behalf of Pregnant Waitress Fired Because She Was “Starting to Show”

I’ve been sounding the alarm bells for months that employers need to shape up when it comes to dealing with pregnant employees, respecting their rights to work in jobs that they see fit–and...
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EEOC: Costco Allowed Stalking of Employee

Allowing one of your customers to sexually harass your employees is just as illegal as when the employee’s co-worker or supervisor does it.  So warehouse retail giant Costco finds itself in hot...
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OSHA Issues Safety Tips for Temporary Workers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a set of recommended practices to ensure that workplaces are safe for temporary employees. The agency emphasized that all workers are entitled...
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