A federal trial court in Nevada apparently couldn’t believe that a woman’s sexual overtures to a male coworker would ever be unwelcome and rejected the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) attempt to file a harassment suit on his behalf. But in a recent decision, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Alaska, Arizona, […]
On Thursday, November 11, Americans honored those who have served in the military. It was originally known as “Armistice Day” and celebrated first on November 11, 1919 — the first anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1926, Congress passed a resolution to make it an annual observance, and it became a national […]
And the reward for highest recruiting ROI goes to … Employee Referral Programs. By the way, they also deliver the highest quality candidates, according to human capital solutions company CareerBuilder® In its Referral Madness—How Employee referral Programs Turn Good Employees into Great Recruiters and Grow Your Bottom Line, CareerBuilder cites studies indicating that for companies […]
The EEOC recently sued an organization that fired an employee because of her weight. Is obesity bias the next hot-button issue that employers need to watch out for?
Litigation Value: $0.00 Who’s the boss? In the opening scene of the “Viewing Party,” the staff is crowded around a TV in the conference room watching local coverage of the Scranton Strangler. Gabe walks in and directs everyone to return to work. They ignore him. Later, in the kitchen, Kevin refers to Gabe as Michael’s “boss” . . . […]
By Stephen D. Bruce, PHR Editor, HR Daily Advisor What will the biggest challenges of 2011 be for HR managers? One thing is sure—it’s going to be an interesting year. We’d like to find out what your particular concerns are . In 2010, the challenges facing HR were as big as ever. You faced: Workers […]
In yesterday’s Daily, we covered the first six of attorney Barbara Meister Cummins’ Top 10 ways managers beg employees to sue. Today, quotes seven through ten, plus we’ll introduce a unique guide for the tricky maze of California leave laws.
In yesterday’s Advisor, we featured Judge Denny Chin’s example of how a seemingly easy-to-win case can go wrong. Today, his tips for avoiding lawsuits and an introduction to the unique one-stop solutions center for HR managers. The Honorable Denny Chin, former U.S. District Court Judge, and now Court of Appeals judge, made his remarks at […]
Yesterday’s Advisor detailed job description horror stories. In today’s issue, another story, and an introduction to an extraordinary collection of job descriptions, written for you and ready to go. Unsupportable Requirements in the Job Description You don’t hire Susie for the shipping department job because the job description requires the ability to lift 80 pounds […]
The city of Concord has agreed to pay out $750,000 to former police officer Lisa Capocci and her attorney to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit that Capocci filed against the city.