Friendships at Works: Do’s and Dont’s

Here’s resident columnist Robin Paggi with some sage advice on handling friendships at work–and how employees and employers can profit from socializing in the workplace. And on keeping socializing...
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EEOC to Hold Twitter Chat on ADA

Get your ADA tweets ready. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that next Tuesday, October 28, it will hold a twitter chat on the ADA featuring Chairwoman Jenny Yang, Commissioner Chai...
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Mentoring That Works

Mentoring can be an effective way to develop employees and improve engagement. Creating and managing a successful mentoring program at scale though can be difficult. In this white paper learn:The six most...
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Social Media and HR – Friends or Foes?

But there are also risks, such as the potential to damage the company's reputation and brand, lose intellectual property, or invite lawsuits by employees, job applicants, or customers. From an HR perspective,...
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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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