Regardless if you’re in a small or large business, we’ve all dealt with employees who are great at their jobs and those who couldn’t care less.
What if an employee complains about harassment, but you investigate and find no evidence of harassment? Or, what if an employee files a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging discrimination, but the EEOC also does not find any wrongdoing? Can you fire either of these employees for making false claims?
What can employers do to help ensure the success of digital mindfulness training? It’s no secret that employees can get easily distracted by technology, but a new survey by ComPsych® Corporation, a provider of employee assistance programs, illustrates how pervasive the problem is. In fact, 88% of employees acknowledge that they browse social media outlets […]
When Fox News paid some of the $13 million needed to settle sexual harassment claims made against O’Reilly Factor host Bill O’Reilly, it seemingly failed to fully address the problem. The company didn’t thoroughly investigate or take appropriate remedial action until there was public pressure to do so, according to news reports. Employment law attorneys […]
The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) has had a heat illness prevention rule in place since 2006; that rule has been revised and updated several times. But, as often as it has been updated and as determinedly as Cal/OSHA has enforced it, the rule has had one huge, gaping hole in coverage: indoor […]
A male scientist allegedly expressed his interest in having a sexual relationship with a female graduate student on numerous occasions while mentoring her on remote research excursions deep in the woods of Alaska. The student later sued him and the university where she was pursuing a doctorate degree, alleging hostile work environment.
A new, enterprise-grade interaction platform gives employers an opportunity to use videoconferencing without the cost and complexity of traditional videoconferencing and webinar tools, according to the company that released it.
Complimentary Webinar: Training ROI: Investing in Training Date: Thursday, February 09, 2017 Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time Training, the key to development, engagement, retention, and productivity and compliance. Developing employees’ abilities and knowledge on everything from compliance and job-related skills to leadership and communication is critical. But how valuable is training? We recently found […]
As the name implies, collective bargaining involves negotiating (bargaining) on behalf of a group (collectively). In other words, it’s negotiating for changes for a group—in this case—employees of an organization or industry. The term “collective bargaining” usually refers to the negotiations that ensue between a union (representing the employees) and the representatives of the employer […]
Consider the following situation: You hired a worker through a staffing agency. He or she works in your place of business. But, is he or she your employee? How do you know? Today, attorney Deanna Brinkerhoff helps us understand this tricky situation. Brinkerhoff, an associate in the Las Vegas office of law firm Holland & […]