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Best-Paid Women in S&P 500 Settle for Less Remuneration
www.bloomberg.com

Even the few women who’ve managed to advance to the C-suite don’t get equal pay.

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How To Fire People
www.businessinsider.com

Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord explains the best way to fire people who aren’t performing up to par: No more six-month improvement plans.

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How To Get Sued By Your Employees
smallbiztrends.com

A list of things you should never do or you’ll find yourself being sued by your employees. Avoiding lawsuits should be a high priority for small companies.

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How recent Supreme Court rulings will affect HR
www.hreonline.com

The U.S. Supreme Court this week ruled on two cases involving workplace discrimination, and on Wednesday struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. The first two rulings should be viewed as victories for employers, because they could help avoid discrimination claims, experts say. The third ruling will complicate employee benefits administration, particularly in states that […]

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Justices narrow scope for workplace discrimination
www.usatoday.com

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that employment discrimination can only be pinned on a supervisor who has the ability to hire and fire, not merely direct workplace assignments.

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Judge Rules That Movie Studio Should Have Been Paying Interns
finance.yahoo.com

Fox Searchlight Pictures should have paid production interns who worked on the film “Black Swan,” according to a federal judge. The interns essentially acted as regular employees, as there was little educational value from the studio’s internship program, the judge ruled.

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Japan’s passive-aggressive way of forcing out workers
ajw.asahi.com

Rather than fire their worst workers, some Japanese companies are allegedly sending them to “banishment rooms,” where they’re given meaningless tasks such as staring at a TV monitor for 10 hours a day. The practice — reportedly in place at Hitachi, Sony, Toshiba and Panasonic — is meant to drive workers to quit of their […]

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Red Circling = Regulatory Red Flag?
www.compensationcafe.com

Have you ever tried to do the right thing, only to have it end in disaster? That’s exactly what can happen if your red circling policy goes wrong. (By way of background, red circled employees are those that are paid more than the maximum of the salary range for their job) I came across an […]

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Affordable Care Act Contributing to to Increase in Part-Timers
www.kansascity.com

About one-third of all U.S. part-timers, or almost 8 million workers, say they’re involuntarily in such jobs, reports the U.S. Department of Labor. Avoidance of health care provisions under the Affordable Care Act and weak business conditions are among the reasons cited for the increasing use of part-time workers.

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Lawmakers seek to bar bosses from asking for Facebook passwords – The Hill’s Hillicon Valley
thehill.com

Dozens of House lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday that would bar employers from asking for their workers’ passwords to Facebook or other social media accounts. The Password Protection Act, authored by Reps.

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Digital Camera Inventor Explains How Technology Took Down Kodak
www.huffingtonpost.com

Steve Sasson was working at the applied research lab at Eastman Kodak when he was asked to look into a new apparatus called a charge-coupled device. One year later, the first digital camera was born. But, while the invention changed the industry forever, it also caused the demise of one of the biggest photo companies […]

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Employee Engagement: Way More than an Annual Survey Score – i4cp
www.i4cp.com

New research from the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) reveals four essential practices that have a positive impact on overall employee engagement. This framework is based on the practices of high-performance organizations; those with the greatest five year growth trends in customer satisfaction, market share, revenue and profit. A couple headlines include: • Employee Engagement: […]

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When It’s Time to Let an Employee Go
blog.intuit.com

Firing someone is, without a doubt, one of the most unpleasant experiences imaginable for a small-business owner. But sometimes letting an employee go is essential for the well-being — perhaps even the survival — of the company.

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To Build a Strong Sales Organization, Start with Strong Competitors
ryanestis.com

What makes a sales organization world-class? It all starts with the people. Ryan Estis explains why you should look for strong competitors when building your team.

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