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Can Your Boss Do Your Job?

Think about all the aspects your role entails, and then ask yourself if your direct supervisor can perform your job. What’s the answer? If you said “no,”  chances are, you hate your job—at least that’s what Harvard Business Review (HBR) is implying with newly released research.

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The Heart-Healthy Guide to Approaching Employee Wellness

February brings with it a number of holidays and observances, from Groundhog Day and President’s Day in the U.S. to Valentine’s Day throughout the world. But as we celebrate love, Washington’s birthday, and everyone’s favorite groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, a national health observance goes unnoticed by most.

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Pay Me: New York Real Estate Company Uses Its Handbook as A Shield Against Liability

Employee handbooks are recommended for several reasons, including that they set forth key company policies. Well-written handbook policies state how compensation will be addressed and who has the power to bind the company. In a recent case, the Appellate Division, 1st Department, held that a company’s handbook was enough to defeat an employee’s claim to compensation based on oral promises.

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End-to-End Benefits of Recruiting Talent with Secure Mobile Communications

by Galina Datskovsky, CEO of Vaporstream Identifying and recruiting new talent is a core responsibility of HR teams and hiring managers that requires extensive communication both internally and externally. Keeping the breadth of communication and the confidential details discussed private during recruiting creates a challenge for HR teams—as well as potential new hires.

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California Cracks Down on Workers’ Compensation Provider Fraud

California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has made multiple attempts to reduce workers’ compensation costs to employers and to improve compensation paid to workers. One persistent obstacle to cost containment is fraud, and the DIR has poured considerable resources into combating fraudulent worker claims, premium fraud, and most recently, provider fraud. In January, the DIR […]

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10th Circuit Upholds Dismissal of FMLA Claim Based on ‘Prejudicial’ Evidence

In a recent case, a federal district court judge excluded three pieces of evidence that a fired employee claimed helped prove his allegation that his employer, SAIA Motor Freight Line, LLC, interfered with his Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave by terminating him. The evidence was excluded, the jury found in favor of the employer, and the case was dismissed.

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