Another state has secured victory in the battle to balance struggling state budgets by restricting collective bargaining rights for public-sector employees. Ohio Governor John Kasich has approved Senate Bill (SB) 5, a bill that is in some ways more restrictive than the highly publicized and protested Wisconsin bill that passed earlier this year. The bill […]
Month: March 2011
By Stephen D. Bruce, PHR Editor, HR Daily Advisor Just My E-pinion Where do you go when you really need to get something done? Probably not the office, says entrepreneur Jason Fried. There are just too many distractions. Fried is the co-author, with David Heinemeier Hansson, of the book Rework, about new ways to conceptualize […]
It doesn’t matter if your workplace is inherently prone to harassment, or even if the harassment is by someone other than your employees — either way, you’re required to investigate and correct the situation promptly. Here are 6 essential guidelines for harassment response.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes, a massive lawsuit that has been called the largest employment class action in U.S. history. The class of plaintiffs in this case is estimated to include approximately 1.5 million former and current female Wal-Mart employees seeking monetary relief that could amount to […]
Some jobs are just more inherently “harassment-prone” than others — being a Hooters waitress comes to mind. But a recent case shows that even employers in these types of industries have a duty to take prompt corrective action.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments on whether a sex bias suit against Wal-Mart can continue as a class action. If the class action is allowed to proceed, it will be the largest employment lawsuit of its kind.
I recently mentioned that we’d be doing an emergency management webinar boot camp on May 23.
Yesterday, we looked at one of author and entrepreneur Jason Fried’s biggest gripes about the modern workplace: Interruptions, including those caused by managers who check in at inopportune times. But those interruptions are small potatoes compared to the most disruptive thing managers tend to do: Call meetings.
By Anthony Houde and Emilie Paquin-Holmested You are quietly sipping your coffee one Saturday morning and flipping through the newspaper. You suddenly stumble upon an article about one of your Canadian employees. He or she has been accused of committing a criminal offense outside the workplace but has not yet been convicted. Your mind races […]