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PBGC Reaches New Agreement with Sears

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) and Sears Holdings Corporation have reached a new agreement that will provide, upon closing, approximately $500 million in funding for Sears’ two pension plans, including contributions already made by Sears since August 2017. The pension plans cover about 100,000 participants. Closing on the agreement should occur in about 3 […]

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If You Have ‘Actively Disengaged’ Employees, It’s Costing You Dearly

When it comes to employee engagement, there’s no shortage of information online about how to measure and improve engagement levels. But perhaps less talked about is the fact that an employee who is not a fully engaged employee may not simply be indifferent. There are different types of disengagement, ranging from mere indifference to active […]

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3 Critical Challenges to Address in Every Employee Burnout Prevention Strategy

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Employee burnout. Everyone’s heard of it and most of us have probably complained about feeling burnt out at one point or another. How can we not? For many, the pressure to succeed at work has never been higher. This is true for both hourly and salaried employees, as the opportunity to unplug has become increasingly […]

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Wage and Hour: Is It Legal to Suspend an Employee Without Pay as a Form of Discipline?

QUESTION: My company often sends employees home without pay for various offenses, such as egregious dress code violations, insubordination, and slacking off. Sometimes, the employee is told to return the next day, and sometimes the suspension runs for a few days or more while we investigate. I wouldn’t want anyone to know I’m asking, but […]

6 Steps to Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

Conflict resolution in the workplace can be broken down into steps to simplify the process. By doing so, HR and managers can ensure more effective communication and a more effective conflict resolution process. Here are six steps to the conflict resolution process: Clarify what the disagreement is. Clarifying involves getting to the heart of the […]

5 Critical Components Every Job Description Must Contain

In a previous Advisor, we featured the California Employment Law Letter’s take on the importance of a good job description. Today, we look at the key components every job description must contain. The California Employment Law Letter (CELL) is written by Mark I. Schickman, and Cathleen S. Yonahara, both attorneys at the law firm of […]