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Say ‘Nein’ to Nonstop E-mails to Save Workers’ Sanity

Americans are so obsessed with checking their e-mails on their smartphones almost 24/7—even those sent by their bosses—that they check them on weekends and vacation and sometimes walk into telephone poles or out into streets while reading them. But does the constant contact with work cause employees unreasonable and unhealthy stress? “Jawohl,” says German Employment Minister Andrea Nahles.

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Guess Who’s Thinking Outside the ‘Bun’ on Employee Comp and Benefits?

All this hoopla around workers’ rights leads some to believe that the fast-food industry is corrupt and unethical, but then the magazine Bon Appétit surprises us all with its top 10 list of fast-food restaurants that treat their employees well.

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Incentive Plan Funding, Improvements, Evaluation (Survey Results)

Yesterday’s Advisor began our coverage of the incentive Pay Survey; today, more survey results, including how respondents fund incentives, how they communicate their plans, how they evaluate, and how they would improve them.

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Two-thirds of Employers Provide Some Type of ‘At risk’ Pay to Employees (Survey Results In)

BLR’s 2014 Variable Pay Survey reveals that almost two-thirds of participants put some employee pay at risk. Some 1,452 employers participated in the recently completed survey. Here are some highlights:

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I Tripped over the Cone, but It Has Nothing to Do with Me Being Intoxicated!

In another case of workers’ compensation gone wrong, a longshoreman was temporarily awarded workers’ comp for tripping over a safety cone, until the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals intervened and uncovered the truth.

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12 Point Action Plan—Handling Violence in The Workplace

Yesterday’s Advisor featured Attorney Edwin G. Foulke Jr.’s critical guidance on handling an active shooter in the workplace. Today, Foulke’s 12-point action plan for handling violence in the workplace.

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Slideshow: Mental illness in the workplace

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About one in four American adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. Employers need to be aware of their obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and comparable state laws regarding their employees’ mental health.

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Wrestler Wrestles with WC Fraud Charges as Tattoo Inks Him as Culprit

Yes, workers’ comp fraud is rampant. HRSBT has brought you numerous stories of people continuing to work while out on WC disability—roofers roofing, painters painting, and landscapers mowing lawns. But this one is the winner!

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Active Shooter in the Workplace: How to Respond Effectively

“Active shooter”—the hope is you’ll never have to face that terrifying situation, but it’s wise to be prepared should the worst happen, says Attorney Edwin G. Foulke Jr. Organizations need a plan for how to respond to reduce the risk of devastating consequences.

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Outwit, Outplay, Outlast Workers’ Comp Fraud and You Could Be the Next ‘Survivor’

It’s amazing how many people think they can get away with workers’ compensation fraud, but as many Strange But True issues have shown us—here, here, here, and then some—people tend to think they can get away with anything! It’s especially mind-blowing when a former NFL star is busted for workers’ comp fraud for appearing on the show Survivor.

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