No Fixed Start to Workweek, 8th Circuit Holds

It’s clear under the Fair Labor Standards Act that an employee is entitled to overtime for working more than 40 hours in a week. But who gets to decide when that workweek begins? The employer does,...
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Dealing with acidic attitudes: Help for your managers

Every workplace has negative people who erode morale. They’re not always easy to pick out of a crowd, but they can do an amazing amount of damage over time. Most of the time, these folks don’t make...
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EEOC: Manager’s Firing to Satisfy Hispanic Customer “Preference” Violated Title VII

It’s a Title VII violation to base employment decisions on the real or imagined preferences of your customers for employees of a particular race. But that’s what the EEOC is alleging that an...
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What do conflicting Obamacare rulings mean for the future of health reform?

As you’ve probably heard, two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings this week concerning the part of the Affordable Care Act that provides subsidies to individuals who can’t afford...
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One thing companies, managers should stop doing to poor performers

Don’t be ambiguous with poor and underperforming employees when it comes to their standing with your company.  Uncertainty breeds even worse performance and behavior, according to two noted researchers...
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4 ways to make your sexual harassment training more effective

Sexual harassment prevention training is generally not HR professionals’ favorite thing. Here are some guidelines to make the experience more useful for both management and employees – courtesy...
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Second-richest man proposes 3-day workweek (and it’s not as crazy as it sounds)

At a business conference in Paraguay, business tycoon Carlos Slim made a pitch that will certainly the eyebrows of your employees.  The CEO of the Mexico-based telecom company Telmex said it was time...
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Getting Ready for the Next Generation of Content Consumers

Brainstorming about the future of digital consumption can leave you overwhelmed by the possibilities, but data released from YouGov--a global research and consulting organization--sheds some light on the...
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Compare Free Price Quotes on Payroll Services

No matter how meticulous and experienced you are, handling payroll can be a headache. Add in the stress of potentially stiff penalties for tax filing omissions, and you’re left with a financially-induced...
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Compare Free Price Quotes on Group Health Insurance

Variety is the spice of life. It’s also pretty important when it comes to the group health insurance plans you offer employees. While health insurance is one of the most important benefits employees...
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