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Employees Behaving Badly?

No, that’s not the title of a new reality TV show, that’s the subject of a new survey recently released by management software company Better Buys! The survey was made up of responses from 2,000 people across the United States who worked in various industries. The survey’s goal was to see which bad employee behaviors […]

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Build Your Team and Increase Engagement with Gamification

By Karen Hsu Are you looking to boost employee engagement at your workplace? Lack of engagement is a big problem in the modern workforce, but gamification can help trainers and HR professionals find the data they need and increase engagement. For some helpful tips, we present an article by Karen Hsu, vice president of marketing at Badgeville, […]

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Landmark Equal Pay Law Enacted in Massachusetts

By Joan Farrell, JD, Senior Legal Editor The governor of Massachusetts recently signed significant new equal pay legislation into law. Like the equal pay laws recently enacted in other states, the Massachusetts law provides a definition for “comparable work” and protects employees who discuss their compensation with coworkers. But the new law differs from the […]

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Structuring Your Company Sabbatical Program

Yesterday, we introduced the topic of sabbaticals for employees, which are no longer perks reserved for college professors in tweed jackets. Many companies are finding that a sabbatical is a great benefit for current workers and highly influential for employee recruitment. How do you put together a sabbatical program that’s fair and well-received? Here are […]

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Are Sabbaticals Right for Your Company?

When the White House announced presidential daughter Malia Obama was taking a gap year between high school and college, many people thought it was a good idea. The break between schooling is usually used as an opportunity for young people to do something meaningful, pause from the routine, and return ready to focus on achieving […]

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California Employers, Follow Your Own Policies!

By Beth Kahn and Sigalit Shoghi, Morris Polich & Purdy LLP The California Court of Appeal has sent employers a message to be vigilant in following their policies and attentive to employees who request time off for medical conditions. See how the court’s ruling against a California university is a good reminder for other employers […]

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Alleged Bell Pepper Theft Leads to Expensive Age Discrimination Case

By Cathleen S. Yonahara, Freeland Cooper & Foreman LLP An appellate court in California recently upheld a jury verdict of $3.2 million in compensatory damages and $13 million in punitive damages awarded to a former Staples employee who claimed he was a victim of age discrimination. And what started it all? The alleged theft of […]

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