Category: HR Policies & Procedures

Keep your company in compliance with federal and state laws while you set the appropriate tone for your organization. Get tips on developing solid HR policies that will hold up to scrutiny, along with quick-reading summaries of significant white papers that provide perspective to help you evaluate policy choices in terms of your organization.

Does a Formal or Informal Outfit Boost Office Productivity?

It used to be that a 9–5 job meant snappy Charles Tyrwhitt suits and briefcases all through the office. But these days, many companies are happy to let their employees dress how they like (so long as it doesn’t affect their work!). Does dressing comfortably increase or decrease productivity though?

For Workplace Fitness, On-Demand Is in Demand

From lighter, faster shoes to Fitbit-style activity trackers, technology has long had an impact on our fitness habits. But now, technology is also becoming an important factor in where, when, and how we choose to exercise.

WOTC 101

WOTC stands for Work Opportunity Tax Credit, and it’s designed to be an incentive for employers to hire people who frequently face difficulty finding employment. As the name implies, this incentive is in the form of a tax credit. As such, it is administered by both the Department of Labor (DOL) and the IRS. It […]

Now What? Disciplining an Employee with a Suspected Addiction or Substance Abuse Issue

With the rise of opioid and other drug addiction in the United States today, employers have to wonder—is it possible one of my employees is dealing with addiction? In the second article of a three-part series, Littler shareholder Dale L. Deitchler and associate Jeffrey E. Dilger discuss how to approach discipline where an employee might […]

Preparing for Employee Turnover

In a previous post, we discussed the challenges that come with employee turnover and that those challenges aren’t limited to top-level executives. At any level, employee turnover means losing someone with institutional knowledge, the potential to sidetrack or at least impede progress on ongoing projects, and forcing employers to spend months onboarding replacements.