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Disability Bias: Verdict Upheld for Worker Refused Reinstatement Based on Past Violent Behavior; What to Do

When Joshua Josephs applied for a service tech position with Pacific Bell Telephone Co., he checked “no” to the job application question, “Have you ever been convicted of, or are you awaiting trial for, a felony or misdemeanor?” Josephs was hired for the position, which required him to install and repair phones unsupervised in homes, […]

Events Can Help Build Camaraderie

The workplace isn’t meant to be a play zone, but workers who feel a sense of camaraderie tend to be more effective and satisfied. That is especially important in an office where employees come from diverse backgrounds because it serves to build a common bond, which should lead to better working relationships. Try to promote […]

News Flash: Roseville Employee Sues After Losing Job Due To Threats From Estranged Husband

A new lawsuit highlights the dilemma for employers when domestic violence spills over into the workplace. Tammie Heleniak claims she was fired from her temporary administrative assistant position at Hewlett Packard in Roseville after informing her supervisors that her estranged husband had threatened her. And now she’s filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Hewlett Packard […]

HR Daily Advisor Year in Review

The HR Daily Advisor community of over 200,000+ HR professionals has spoken. Here are the most popular articles on the HR Daily Advisor website in the last year just in case you missed them. 5 Dumbest Management Concepts—Is HR One of Them? “It’s a truism that nothing is certain in this world except death, taxes […]

News Notes: Court OKs Trading Pension Benefits For Signed Releases

It’s common to ask employees who accept early retirement to agree to waive future legal claims against you in exchange for higher pension payouts. But is it legal? Two years ago, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that Lockheed Corporation violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) when it did just that. The […]

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How to Find Future Entrepreneurs

Perhaps your organization is looking for someone with the entrepreneurial spirit? You probably have an idea of what that candidate might look like. However, things are not always as they seem. A new investigation by Hiscox explores the true source of entrepreneurs, so you can better spot them when they are sitting in the candidate […]

Feds Should Improve Hiring Practices and Set Goals for Contractors, Says NCD

The federal government should finalize its proposed hiring goal for federal contractors, the National Council on Disability said in a report to President Obama. But the feds also need to improve their own hiring practices, the council said. These are among the recommendations contained in the council’s National Disability Policy: A Progress Report, released Sept. […]