Tag: employees

tiger

HR ‘Don’ts’ Inspired by Netflix’s Tiger King

In the midst of our pandemic-induced self-isolation and, in many cases, mandatory shelter-in-place orders, some of you have probably used this time to better yourselves. Perhaps you’ve tried out some new recipes or began an exercise regime or learned to knit or played Monopoly with your housebound children. If that is you, I say bravo! […]

FFCRA

New Rule Answers Key Questions from Employers on COVID-19 Relief

A temporary rule issued April 1 provides answers to at least some questions employers have regarding relief offered through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)—a measure that provides both paid sick leave and paid family and medical leave for workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

observation

Employee Exit Searches: Stay Compliant and Avoid Liability

The California Supreme Court recently decided in Frlekin v. Apple, Inc. that time spent by employees waiting for, and undergoing, required exit searches is compensable and should be considered “hours” worked under California wage orders. This includes searches of employees’ belongings that have been voluntarily brought to work purely for the employees’ personal convenience.

unemployment

Recruiting During High Unemployment

In the span of what feels like 2 seconds, we’ve gone from talking about how to recruit when unemployment is at a low not seen in decades to dealing with the possibility of mass layoffs.

identity theft

Q&A: Identity Theft Benefits More Relevant Than Ever

Under the best of circumstances, identity theft is a real concern for employers and employees alike. When employees’ identities are stolen, any number of life-altering outcomes are possible, ranging from stolen tax returns to new, false lines of credit being open in employees’ names. As our lives become more digital—a trend that has been heavily […]

Analysis

How to Help Employees Create Better Relationships

Do you really know the people you work with every day? For how long have you sat two seats away from someone but all you really know is the person’s name and vaguely what he or she does and to whom he or she reports?

change

The Winds of Change Management Mean Challenges for HR

In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley said, “Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” Ask any HR professional about the last merger, acquisition, or divestiture he or she conducted, and you’ll hear the same thing: Large-scale changes create uncertainty; trust issues; and, as one professional put it, “People issues out […]