IBM has agreed to pay $44,400 in civil penalties to settle allegations that certain of its online job postings preferred foreign workers with temporary work visas over U.S. citizens.
Too many bosses treat employees in condescending or patronizing ways, writes Dan McCarthy. Avoiding certain phrases or ideas can help you to stop seeming so pompous, but it’s important to remember that you’ll always come across badly if you secretly believe you’re better than your workers. “A simple phase like ‘How are you doing today’ […]
Wait — the EEOC is now trying to drum up business through email? So it would seem. And a lot of businesspeople are up in arms over it — none more than the folks at heavy equipment manufacturer …
The law on the use of criminal background checks in hiring employees is unclear. This explains how you can use them safely and not get sued.
As in 1963, a majority U.S. blacks now say they believe whites have the advantage in the job market, a Gallup poll released Wednesday indicated.
Laws provide guidelines for requesting criminal history information and define when an employer may make an employment decision based on such information.
Workplace investigations should be carried out by someone who is well-trained and impartial, and there should be guidelines in place for documenting and communicating findings and protecting confidentiality, June Jeong writes. “All questions should be non-suggestive, open ended and probing,” Jeong writes.
Keas said its survey of more than 100 HR professionals found that three-quarters of them had taken steps to meet the law’s original Jan. 1 deadline, and another 58 percent were confident they would be fully compliant by then.
Veterans and disabled workers who often struggle to find work could have an easier time landing a job under new federal regulations.
It’s time for the EEOC to stop focusing on employers’ use of background checks and instead tackle the real underlying issues leading to discrimination.
At a cruising altitude of 30,000 feet, airline passengers want to rest easy knowing that they are in good hands and will safely make it to their destination.
Candidate-supplied references are usually nothing more than glowing reviews. There are smarter ways to see if someone will fit.
A mother in New Hampshire is suing her former employer over its decision to deny her permission to leave the office every day in order to breast-feed her son. The woman was fired after she failed to return to work when her maternity leave ended. Employers must accommodate breast-feeding mothers by allowing them to pump […]
Even the few women who’ve managed to advance to the C-suite don’t get equal pay.