Ray Rice scandal: Can you legally fire a domestic abuser?

In the wake of the NFL’s Ray Rice scandal – and more recent domestic violence issues – a lot of employers are asking the same question: Can we fire an employee who’s committed domestic...
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Bullying’s a problem that cuts across all job and salary levels

Seems like bullying is an equal-opportunity torment.   Recent CareerBuilder research shows that 28% of workers have felt bullied at work — and nearly one in five (19%) left their jobs because...
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Top 10 Ways to Achieve a Successful Wellness Program

In the not too distant past, the term “wellness” began to make its way into the vernacular of workplaces everywhere. At first, its definition (and implementation) was narrow in scope, and revolved...
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Human Resources Kit For Dummies, 3rd Edition ebook (usually $22.99) FREE for a limited time!

Knowing how to set up and implement successful HR practices (not to mention navigating the legal minefields in today’s increasingly regulated environment) can be tricky. Human Resources Kit For Dummies...
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Beware: New DOL action makes using independent contractors even riskier

To all those using independent contractors: The Department of Labor (DOL) is no longer looking to just strengthen its own enforcement of employee classification rules, it’s now strengthening states’...
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8 goal-oriented steps to a more engaged workforce

Employee engagement is this year’s buzzword – so much so, people are getting tired of hearing it. Buzzword or not, however, there’s no denying that an engaged employee is a productive employee. In...
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California passes mandatory sick leave law — is your state next?

It’s said that in matters of employment law, California is often indicates what the future holds for the rest of the country. That’s why HR pros everywhere probably should become familiar with a new...
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Employers pumping the brakes on dependent health coverage

To either help you decide how to adjust your benefit offerings this open enrollment season or justify some of the decisions you’ve already made, here’s a look at what other employers are doing...
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Employee Wellness and the Next Generation of Workplace Benefits

The estimated cost to employers of absence and performance loss from physical health issues is $225.8 billion per year, and each year it continues to increase. Wellness programs undeniably benefit both...
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3 ways Obamacare can help your company

Healthcare reform is obviously not what everyone wishes it could be. Everyone wishes costs were lower, for example. But that’s not to say it’s completely devoid of redeeming qualities.  Jennifer...
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