Caught sleeping on the job: So why did he win $1M?

Is there any good excuse for falling asleep on the job or — worse yet — behind the wheel of a company vehicle?  Well, maybe not a good one. But this may be one that’s passable in a...
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Lighter side, Halloween edition: The 10 scariest jobs in America

OK, it’s Halloween, and this is a Human Resources website. So what could be more appropriate than a story about jobs that scare people the most?   Our friends at CareerBuilder — we do so...
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What providers are looking for to fulfill your FMLA info requests

The information HR and benefits pros receive from an employee’s healthcare provider and/or physician is critical when it comes to approving and administering that worker’s FMLA leave request correctly. So...
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IRS releases a bunch of COLAs for 2015 retirement plans

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has just released the cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) employers will need to administer their retirement and pension plans properly in the coming year.  As they are...
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Reach and Engage Remote Employees

If your organization is like most, you have employees scattered across the country or around the globe. This allows for your organization to spread its reach, but also limits organizations from having...
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Five critical business trends leading executives in HR are addressing

In CEB’s 2014 Top Insights Report, discover five critical trends that are shaping the business, and how the best companies are addressing key functional challenges to drive performance. This white paper...
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Avoid costly fines: Ten compliance mandates you can’t afford to ignore.

Managing employer compliance can be a tedious task, but it’s a highly visible, important way that the human resources department minimizes risk for the business and keeps the workforce running smoothly....
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The 10 strangest employee sick day excuses, 2014 edition

As the winter season descends, more people start calling in sick. And you won’t believe some of the excuses people have offered as reasons for taking the day off.   A new CareerBuilder survey...
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Email’s not good enough for FMLA notices either, court rules

Courts don’t trust the U.S. Post Office or Gmail, Yahoo Mail, AOL Mail, or any other email service to deliver your Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notices to employees. So what’s an employer...
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6-step plan for managers to turn around angry employees

Let’s face it. Working isn’t always a day at the beach. People get frustrated and angry — and frustrated employees aren’t productive. So HR expert Mel Kleiman has come up a few...
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