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’Tis the Season for Religious Accommodations

The holiday season is the busiest time of year for many employers. It’s also when you’re flooded with time-off-work requests for religious observancnes. What are your obligations when it comes to accommodating the requests? The answer is important, considering the costs associated with getting it wrong. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), employers […]

Performance Appraisals and the Halo Effect

In yesterday’s Advisor we heard from Steffen Maier, Cofounder of Impraise on how unconscious bias plays a role during performance appraisals, and how to overcome those biases. Today we have more tips.

TV Explores #MeToo Red Flags as EEOC Stings Real-Life Harassers

One year has passed since The New York Times and The New Yorker broke the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal, yet television shows are still weaving #MeToo themes into their storylines. On November 1, 2018, NBC’s comedy series Will and Grace took up the serious topic in the subplot for an episode titled “Grace’s Secret.” […]

Comment Period Extended Again On NLRB Joint-Employment Rule

Employers and others interested in influencing a new rule on what constitutes joint employment have another month to make their thoughts known on the issue. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced on December 10 that the comment period for the proposed rule was being extended to January 14, 2019.

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3 Ways to Make 1:1 Meetings Amazing for Everyone

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It’s time to give the 1:1 meeting a long overdue makeover. With many organizations shifting to ongoing performance management, there’s a growing awareness that regular check-ins between managers and employees are good for everyone. Unfortunately, very few organizations offer guidance to improve how they discuss challenges and give feedback. Here are three tips to help […]

6 Steps to Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

Conflict resolution in the workplace can be broken down into steps to simplify the process. By doing so, HR and managers can ensure more effective communication and a more effective conflict resolution process.

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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 […]

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5 Critical Components Every Job Description Must Contain

In a part one of this article we featured the California Employment Law Letter’s take on the importance of a good job description. Today, we look at the key components every job description must contain.