Tag: business

New York Times: Paperback Bestseller List

The following is a list of the bestselling paperback business books as ranked by the New York Times on March 17. 1 Fairtax: The Truth, by Neal Boortz and John Linder with Rob Woodall. (Harper) A radio host and a U.S. congressman defend their 2005 plan for abolishing federal income taxes and the I.R.S. 2 […]

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Alternative Workweeks, Part 3: How to Dismantle an Alternative Workweek Arrangement

California employers can allow employees to work longer days and shorter workweeks without incurring overtime pay by implementing an alternative workweek arrangement. In Parts 1 and 2 of our series on alternative workweeks, we guided you through the steps to set up one of these flexible schedules and explained the different rules that apply for […]

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‘Spanking’ Wasn’t Sexual Harassment, Court Rules

When a Fresno jury in 2006 awarded $1.7 million for sexual harassment to an employee who charged that she was spanked as part of team-building exercises at work, the verdict sent ripples through the employer community as a stark reminder of the need to keep a close check on workplace conduct. Now, however, the verdict […]

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What to Do When U.S. National Security, Canadian Employment Laws Clash

by Rachel Ravary McCarthy Tetrault No one can deny that security concerns have taken on monumental proportions in the post-9/11 era. Buzzwords like national security, homeland security, border security, supply chain security, perimeter security, and security threats have become part of our daily vocabulary. National security is also high on the list of priorities of […]

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Discrimination: Can We Require New Hires to Speak English?

We have quite a diverse population in our area, and many of our applicants do not have good English skills. Can we require our employees to be able to speak English? We think it’s critical for our salespeople who deal with the public, and really, just as important for our assembly, fabrication, and warehouse workers […]

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The Good, the Bad, and Your Business: Choosing Right When Ethical Dilemmas Pull You Apart

Employment law attorney Michael Maslanka reviews the book The Good, the Bad, and Your Business: Choosing Right When Ethical Dilemmas Pull You Apart by Jeffrey Saglin. Review highlights the books distinction between ethical and legal decisions. If you think that you know exactly what’s right and what’s wrong and that your moral compass doesn’t need […]

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Employee Network Groups: Make employees — and the company — happy

Many employee network groups form, fail to attract significant membership or support, and disband. The Asian American Professional Association (AAPA) at Henkel of America is not one of those: It was formed in early 2005, and its presence in the corporation continues to strengthen. “Our workforce must reflect the communities we live in and the […]

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