Employment Records–Getting it Right

For your Sunday reading pleasure, and as we head back to the workweek, here’s regular columnist Robin Paggi on the importance of keeping and maintaining employment records. The Life and Death of...
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Ex-Teachers Allege Harassment by Principal

Loose talk in the workplace can come back to haunt you, especially if it consists of inflammatory remarks about other employees’ race and religion.. Just ask Bailey’s Elementary School for...
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NLRB just rewrote the rules on employee classification

Independent contractors (IC) can’t join unions. As a result, it’s in the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) best interest to make it harder to classify employees as ICs —...
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What were they thinking? Jimmy John’s non-compete is just plain cruel

File this under sleazy employer policies.  The sandwich chain Jimmy John’s is catching all kinds of flack for a non-compete it asks its sandwich makers and delivery drivers to accept. We’ll...
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Being an overall pain to HR can be cause for termination, court rules

Yes! A federal judge has just opined that an employee can be fired for “being an overall strain on Human Resources.”   OK, so it’s not the only reason that Maria DFrancesco was terminated...
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Supreme Court ruling could mean an expansion of your partner benefits

By refusing to hear appeals of lower court rulings, the Supreme Court effectively made same-sex marriage legal in a number of additional states. Here’s what HR pros need to know about the High Court’s...
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Creating a Code of Conduct: Providing Guidance for an Ethical Workplace

After experiencing several very public corporate scandals over the past decade, the U.S. has now moved to a more regulated way of doing business, and the code of conduct has emerged as one of the mechanisms...
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Get Productive! Boosting Your Productivity And Getting Things Done eBook (usually $14.99) FREE for a limited time!

For anyone who’s felt valuable time frittered away in checking emails or answering wrong phone numbers, or listening to a coworker giving you a minute-by-minute account of their previous night’s...
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Learning and Analytics

You'll probably always have gaps between your strategic goals and your workforce's capabilities. Training your workers can help, but in isolation it won't fully bridge the critical capability gaps. All...
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Eight Recommendations for Turning Engagement Measurement into Results

Engaged employees perform better, stay longer, keep customers happier, and boost company revenue. That's why it's critical to embed employee engagement deeply into your culture. What practical steps can...
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