Employers are exposed to any number of work-related claims, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, negligent hiring, wage and hour disputes and wrongful discharge claims. These claims can stem from laws on a federal, state or even local level.… continue
Robots and artificial intelligence technologies may soon change the workplace at a pace not seen since the Industrial Revolution. That’s according to a number of experts, including San Francisco employment attorney Garry Mathiason who predicts that nearly 50% of US… continue
Your company’s top performer would be hard-pressed to approximate the value of LeBron James. But losing that person might be no less damaging to your organization if it is caught unprepared for that possibility.
James stunned many observers when he… continue
The US Supreme Court made big news with a number of key rulings affecting employers before taking its annual summer break. None was bigger than the Court’s first-of-its-kind finding that the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage mandate violated the religious… continue
Thomas Friedman took to the General Session stage at the Society for Human Resource Management 2014 Convention in Orlando and spoke of going the extra mile and consolidating influence during his keynote address. SHRM Board Chairwoman Bette Francis introduced Friedman… continue
The White House hosted its first-ever Summit on Working Families on Monday, and it came not a moment too soon.
When New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy dared to miss the first two games of the baseball season on… continue
Sometimes, it is hard for an employer to keep track of just which laws apply to it. For instance, how many employees do you need to be regulated by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)? If you are a public… continue
Many people may know that the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires an employer to pay nonexempt employees the minimum wage for all hours worked and overtime for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.
Most of the time,… continue
Electronic cigarettes (a.k.a., e-cigarettes or e-cigs) are a growing trend in the US, including in the workplace. When it comes to these vaporized devices, there are a lot of questions:
Are they actually healthier than regular cigarettes?
Assuming they are… continue
It’s no secret that bullying is no longer simply the domain of the schoolyard. As many as 25 percent of US employees are reportedly harassed, threatened or attacked at work. There also are more than 1.5-million victims of workplace violence… continue
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