Ray Rice scandal: Can you legally fire a domestic abuser?

In the wake of the NFL’s Ray Rice scandal – and more recent domestic violence issues – a lot of employers are asking the same question: Can we fire an employee who’s committed domestic...
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Bullying’s a problem that cuts across all job and salary levels

Seems like bullying is an equal-opportunity torment.   Recent CareerBuilder research shows that 28% of workers have felt bullied at work — and nearly one in five (19%) left their jobs because...
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When do fitness-for-duty inquiries go to far? EEOC weighs in

By know you know the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) allows to you subject an employee to a job-related fitness-for-duty exam. But even if the exam is job-related, that doesn’t mean you can...
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Landmark telecommuting decision could affect your flex-work policies

Remember that historic ruling on telecommuting where a court essentially said employers may have to prove an employee’s physical presence at work is essential? Well, an appeals court just offered a very...
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Top 10 Ways to Achieve a Successful Wellness Program

In the not too distant past, the term “wellness” began to make its way into the vernacular of workplaces everywhere. At first, its definition (and implementation) was narrow in scope, and revolved...
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Human Resources Kit For Dummies, 3rd Edition ebook (usually $22.99) FREE for a limited time!

Knowing how to set up and implement successful HR practices (not to mention navigating the legal minefields in today’s increasingly regulated environment) can be tricky. Human Resources Kit For Dummies...
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Cracking the Code: Taxing Developments in Benefit Compliance

When a nonqualified deferred compensation plan qualifies as a “top-hat” plan under the regulations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”), the benefits of...
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EEOC: Hospital Violated Title VII by Not Accommodating High-Risk Pregnant Employee

Whether an employer has to reasonably accommodate a pregnant employee as it would a nonpregnant employee is an issue now before the U.S. Supreme Court. In the meantime, the EEOC has sued another employer,...
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Top 10 Ways to Achieve a Successful Wellness Program

In the not too distant past, the term “wellness” began to make its way into the vernacular of workplaces everywhere. At first, its definition (and implementation) was narrow in scope, and revolved...
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Four Steps to a High-Octane Pay-for-Performance Culture

The complexity of compensation programs has increased dramatically, as companies work to strengthen the link between variable pay and performance and introduce new forms of equity compensation. Thanks...
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