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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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: […]
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.
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.
Many organizations do a good job of diversity recruiting at the college and mid-management level, but often fall short when it comes to the senior management ranks. It is well-recognized that having women and people of color in the top spots will assist in your overall diversity sourcing efforts as well as in retention of […]