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I’m With the Government, and I’m Here to Help

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently updated its annual statistics that reflect the volume of back wages collected through compliance audits. The figures provide a clear reminder that while the Trump administration is widely viewed as more employer-friendly than the Obama administration, enforcing the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is still front and center […]

Curiosity Belongs at Work

My daughter is 3 years old, so the word “Why?” is a frequent flyer in her vocabulary. While irksome, I do my best to answer her with honesty. Why? Because I want her to be curious. I want her to naturally learn about the world around her, even if it means diving into a “Why?” […]

E-Learning Trends and Technologies You Need to Know About

Currently, the global e-learning market is expected to reach $275.10 billion by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5% during the forecasted period. The market has exploded, as learning technology continues to get more affordable and accessible across the globe. It’s becoming easier and easier for companies of all shapes and […]

4 Steps to Improving Team Spirit—and Company Performance

Most organizations no longer operate within their own four walls. With the rise of digital communications and mobile technologies, companies today operate anywhere their employees happen to be—from Toronto to Timbuktu.

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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.