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New Survey Reveals the Cost of a Bad Hire

Building a successful business depends largely on hiring the right people. But as small and midsize firms expand, how strong is their hiring process? A new survey from global staffing firm Robert Half aimed to find out. Among the results:

White House

Trump Puts the Final Nail in the Coffin: The ‘Blacklisting’ Rule Is Dead

President Trump has signed a resolution voiding an Obama-era regulation that would have required federal contractors to disclose employment law violations to agencies that award contracts. His signature was the final step in the repeal process; “It was the stake through the heart of the blacklisting regs,” according to H. Juanita Beecher, of counsel with […]

FMLA

The Risks of Unpaid Leave and the FMLA

When dealing with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employers can create an actual legal entitlement to leave. In the spirit of being nice, but not too nice, here’s what all employers should know about managing employee leave before and immediately after employees become FMLA-eligible.

California

Was CBA Sufficient to Compel Arbitration of California Nurse’s Wage and Hour Claims?

A nurse filed a class action lawsuit against her former employer alleging wage and hour violations, including failure to provide meal and rest breaks and pay overtime. The hospital asked the court to compel arbitration, relying on arbitration provisions in a collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Read on to see if the court granted the employer’s request.

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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 […]

The 14 Qualities of Great Leaders

In today’s Advisor, business and leadership blogger Dan Oswald offers his thoughts on qualities of great leaders. (Oswald, CEO of BLR® offers these thoughts weekly in The Oswald Letter.) Marvin Bower joined McKinsey & Company in 1933 and served as the management consulting firm’s managing partner from 1950 to 1967. In 1997, he published a […]

Are Your Employees Ready to Take Flight?

It is more important than ever that companies evolve as quickly as the workforce in order to survive. The quality of talent, of course, has always been a top priority for business leaders and HR professionals. Nevertheless, there remains a lot of work to be done when it comes to retaining employees that have one […]

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10 Sins of Well-Meaning Supervisors

Sometimes it seems as though there are a thousand ways supervisors and managers—with the best of intentions—can practically beg for a lawsuit. We’ve distilled it down into 10 major sins you can talk to your supervisors about (and you might as well include your managers). Sin #1. Making Unlawful Preemployment Inquiries That’s an interesting accent […]