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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Creating a Code of Conduct: Providing Guidance for an Ethical Workplace

After experiencing several very public corporate scandals over the past decade, the U.S. has now moved to a more regulated way of doing business, and the code of conduct has emerged as one of the mechanisms...
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Get Productive! Boosting Your Productivity And Getting Things Done eBook (usually $14.99) FREE for a limited time!

For anyone who’s felt valuable time frittered away in checking emails or answering wrong phone numbers, or listening to a coworker giving you a minute-by-minute account of their previous night’s...
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Novel approach for getting a raise: Ask on behalf of everybody

Gotta give Tyrel Oates credit. He’s taken a unique approach to increasing his salary — he wants all his co-workers to get a raise, too. All 300,000 of them.   Oates, who works for a branch...
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More workers staying home after coming down with flu

Looks like there’ll be fewer people coming into work despite having the flu this year.   For the first time in five years, the number of employees that said they go to work with flu has dropped...
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DOL: New overtime regs are ‘months away’

HR pros were expecting to sit down to Thanksgiving dinner with new overtime regulations and “white collar” exemptions in hand. But now, the Department of Labor (DOL) is saying that won’t...
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Get Productive! Boosting Your Productivity And Getting Things Done eBook (usually $14.99) FREE for a limited time!

For anyone who’s felt valuable time frittered away in checking emails or answering wrong phone numbers, or listening to a coworker giving you a minute-by-minute account of their previous night’s...
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The HR Black Hole: Five Ways You Can Fix It

Dice surveyed more than 300 technology professionals to find out how they avoid the HR black hole. While 46% said it can’t be done, 41% said they leverage web searches and social networking sites...
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