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Recognizing Richard Rabbit: A Fable about Being True to Yourself

Resources for Humans managing editor Celeste Blackburn reviews the book Recognizing Richard Rabbit: A Fable about Being True to Yourself by Peter Weddle. Review finds that while book may be useful in therapy setting, it doesn’t offer much for the HR professional. In Recognizing Richard Rabbit: A Fable About Being True to Yourself, Peter Weddle […]

Insurance for Employee Lawsuits: Liability Insurer Leaves Employer in the Cold on Defamation Claim by Former Employee; Do You Need EPL Insurance?

You pay hefty premiums for liability insurance. So when a former employee sues your company’s president, you expect that your insurer will defend your organization. But as one employer recently found out, even if you think your insurance policy should cover employment-dispute lawsuits, it probably contains an employment-related practices exclusion—and you could be left to […]

Short Takes: Use-It-or-Lose-It Vacation Policies

Can we institute a use-it-or-lose-it vacation policy to encourage our employees to take their vacations? 400+ pages of state-specific, easy-read reference materials at your fingertips—fully updated! Check out the Guide to Employment Law for California Employers and get up to speed on everything you need to know. Use-it-or-lose-it vacation policies are not allowed in California. […]

Arbitrator, Saskatchewan Court Give Jerk Employee a Perk, Not Work

What should an arbitrator do when a fired employee is too bad to be reinstated, but dismissal was for one reason or another unjustified? Surprisingly, for Canadian arbitrators the answer seems increasingly to be: “Give ‘em a big payout.” They are increasingly awarding these unsalvageable employees bigger awards than good employees would get in a […]

Thousands of 401(k)s Fail Nondiscrimination Tests

Thousands of 401(k) plans failed their recent IRS nondiscrimination testing and had to return excess contributions to highly compensated employees because of imbalanced retirement plan coverage, according to research by a 401(k) advisory firm. Almost 60,000, or about 12 percent, of plans reviewed were forced to make “corrective distributions” to HCEs in 2012, the latest […]

3 Surveys Take a Novel View of HR

Three studies explore how HR professionals use their time, how the profession is regarded, and even how boring it is. Taking a day off this week for Memorial Day has allowed us a bit of time to reflect on HR as a profession. We’re helped in this by three surveys we’ve found that view HR […]

Flex: Best New Year’s Resolution for Wellness?

Your best bet for boosting wellness in the New Year might just be a flexible scheduling program. Employees like the flexibility, and management likes the productivity and coverage. And the cost is minimal. Best wishes for the New Year from all of us at HR Daily Advisor. Once viewed as strictly an employee "perk," flexible […]

Green Thumb, Brown Nose

“The Garden Party” episode was light on employment litigation but heavy on workplace psychology. Poor Gabe. His capacity for humiliation knows no limits. I wasn’t sure he could sink lower than his public dumping at the hands of Erin last season, but then we witnessed his repeated sycophantic toasts of Robert California. Sad, right? Maybe […]