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Who’s Paying What to Whom?

By Robert Brady President and Publisher Business and Legal Resources Just My E-pinion It’s been a struggle (to say the least) to manage compensation with all the recent economic pressures. With little or no money available, how do you keep employees motivated? Help us find out by completing our brief cash compensation survey—and we’ll share […]

Who Needs EFCA When We Have the NLRB?

Guest Post by: Patricia M. Trainor Managing Editor, HR Business & Legal Resources, Inc. As I get ready to update HR.BLR.com’s Union topic, I’ve been reviewing the pro-union surge of activity at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which now has a majority of Obama appointees. Employers, including non-unionized employers, should be alert for upcoming […]

Making the Most of Military Experience

In yesterday’s Advisor, we presented several tips on hiring veterans. Today, help with cultural distinctions, plus an introduction to the “lawsuit preventer,” audit checklists. Understand Cultural Distinctions to Help Vets Feel Comfortable There are some important cultural distinctions to keep in mind when a member of the armed services transitions into the civilian workforce. First […]

Testifying For Your Employer

One day at work, you receive a subpoena to give a deposition for an upcoming lawsuit against your employer. Don’t panic—just tell the truth, say the experts. Here are some tips for sticking to your story and maintaining your cool: Be prepared and know the facts thoroughly. Insist that the attorney prepare you adequately before […]

Hiring Returning Vets—Best Bet Out There?

The federal government is going all out to make it easy and attractive to hire returning veterans. For today’s Advisor, we’ve collected some valuable tips to help you consider this special opportunity. Why Hire a Vet? The America’s Heroes at Work website offers the “Top 10” reasons to hire a vet: Ability to learn new […]

EEOC Issues Guidance on Pandemic Planning In the Workplace

This content was originally published in January 2010. For the latest FMLA regulation changes, visit our FMLA article archives or try our practical FMLA compliance guide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, report “H1N1 Flu and You, Questions and Answers,” each year an average of 36,000 people die and over 200,000 people […]

Independent Contractors Considered Workers for Health and Safety Purposes

By Rosalind Cooper For years employers across Canada have struggled with the difference between independent contractors and employees. Individuals believed to be independent contractors are often classified as employees after their relationship ends, leading to liability for employment-related severance and other amounts. The courts, human rights tribunals, and other administrative tribunals are constantly grappling with […]

You Violated a Safety Rule—Comp or No Comp?

In yesterday’s Advisor, we looked at two informative comp cases. Today, another case, plus an introduction to the one-stop, online HR problem solver, HR.BLR.com. If you violated a safety rule and were injured, do you get workers’ compensation? When Peter Mars first joined Bowman Company as a machine operator, his supervisor, Jim Larson, gave him […]