These manager behaviors translate into a toxic workplace

What are the symptoms of a toxic workplace?   Social worker Melody Wilding, writing on the PsychCentral website, says that employees who are unhappy with their work environment often feel job burnout,...
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Ouch! Asking candidates for family medical info costs biz $187K

This company committed perhaps the cardinal sin under the commonly misunderstood Genetic Information and Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).  All Star Seed, Inc., La Valle Sabbia and Abatti, three Southern...
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30 Minutes to Maximizing LinkedIn

Use this quick summary to help ensure that you don’t miss out on what LinkedIn has to offer and get started (or restarted) – in a 30 minute read. Neal Schaffer is a leading social me­dia strategist...
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OSHA: National Advisory Committee to Hold Public Meeting December 10 in Washington, D.C.

A 12-member committee that makes recommendations to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is holding an open meeting next month. The public is invited to attend. OSHA announced today that the...
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OFCCP Stresses Systemic Challenges to Closing Stubbon Pay Gaps at Government Contractors

If you’re a federal contractor, you’d better pay attention to the larger issues in your compensation practices that may be contributing to the pay gap. That’s the message from a blog...
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New Information Rights for French Employees of SMEs that May Be Sold

A law has been passed in France to encourage French employee buy-outs of small and medium-sized companies (SMEs). In companies with fewer than 250 employees, an owner will be required to inform French...
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8 secrets employees want their managers to know now

Employees are afraid to speak their minds. As a result, their managers never really know what’s eating at them. Want to know what employees are dying to get off of their chests?  Consultant John...
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Here’s a look at Millennials that might surprise you

Those so-called Millennials might not be the selfish slackers they’re often described to be.   The standard narrative is that these 18-to 30-somethings are lazy, feel entitled and don’t have...
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New ACA guidance strips employers of 2 money-saving options

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) didn’t contain a rule that prohibited employers from enticing employees to pass on company-sponsored health plans and purchase exchange coverage instead — until...
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A $128k lesson in why employers need to accommodate disabled workers

An Arkansas car dealership is on the hook for more than $128k after it failed to accommodate a sales manager who returned to work after spine surgery. Randall Ford in Fort Smith will pay $128,750 as...
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