NLRB thwarts another common employer practice

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has taken a hacksaw to yet common employer rule – even when it’s unwritten.  As you may have noticed, the NLRB has been on the warpath to eliminate...
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Suspect an employee’s abusing FMLA? Here’s an example of how to handle it

How far can an employer really go when all it has is an “honest suspicion” of FMLA abuse? A recent court case describes one organization’s successful handling of just such a situation.   Dalpiaz...
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Just how ambitious are your people? New research may surprise you

How many of your employees are looking to move into leadership roles? Recent research says at many companies, the number is only about one in three.   That’s right – most American workers...
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How high will health premiums climb in 2015? Early estimates are in

The question isn’t if you’ll pay more for your health plan next year. The question is: How much more you’ll pay?  Well, the early figures are in. And they’re about … well...
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Adapting to the Challenges of Our Changing Workforce

More and more companies are using technology to enhance their talent management and to meet the needs of a rapidly changing, multi-generational, global workforce. In this Spring 2014 Workforce Mood Tracker...
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EEOC: Medical Releases Violated ADA, GINA

If you require your employees to answer medical questions not germane to keeping their job, or that touch on personal family medical history, expect the EEOC to charge you with violating federal employment...
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Equity Investors: Be ForeWARNed

The Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification Act (WARN Act) requires certain employers to give employees 60 days’ notice of plant closings and mass layoffs.  The goal of the WARN Act is to “provide...
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Master of Engineering Management – Ohio University

The online Master of Engineering Management from Ohio University is an advanced degree designed for engineers who want to become team leaders without losing touch with their foundation in engineering....
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Women to Receive $475K in Settlement of DOL’s Sex Bias Case Against Coca Cola Facility

It stands to reason that with all of the Coca Cola products consumed in this country, that the soda maker needs a lot of workers to run its operations. Which means it needs both men and women to work for...
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ADA Settlement Costs Nursing Home 75K

You may remember an EEOC lawsuit I wrote about back in January in which a nursing home pulled a job offer to an applicant because he was deaf. Now comes the news that the nursing–Holly Manner Center...
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