The Virginia Supreme Court recently reemphasized the jury’s role in resolving fact issues, while reaffirming the standard for establishing an employer’s vicarious liability for its employees’ tortious (wrongful) acts.
When it comes to workplace injuries, many states provide specific guidance for reporting injuries by both employees and employers. As an employer, you must remember that to properly manage a workers’ compensation claim, you should report the injury as soon as your employee notifies you that it occurred and immediately start your investigation, especially if […]
The “skills gap” has been a hot topic in recent years, with media outlets, HR associations, and consultancies all discussing the plight of companies struggling to find workers with the necessary skills and qualifications to perform key jobs.
An employee suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) gets to take his disability discrimination claim to a jury based solely on comments made by his supervisor, our federal appeals court recently ruled. Read on.
A common benefit that many employers now offer to employees is a 401(k) plan to assist them in saving for retirement. This type of benefit is typically highly valued by employees, and of course, employers want to take steps to ensure it’s administered properly—both legally and in terms of not making mistakes that impact employees.
Does your organization utilize personality assessments as part of the hiring process? Many organizations do. We’ll start by taking a look at why they are used and then delve into some of their potential pitfalls.
Many times, when employers receive an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citation—if not most times—they claim it wasn’t their fault, but rather the employee did something stupid. OSHA recognizes such a defense, called the “employee misconduct” defense. It is an affirmative defense, meaning the employer has the burden of proof in establishing the misconduct.
A new generation of HR professionals have already entered the workforce and they bring with them a new set of strategies and sensibilities. Meet Pearlie Oni, Senior Manager of Employee Experience at RedPeg Marketing. In today’s column, we discuss everything from a people-oriented approach to HR to why HR has no apparent role models.
Employer branding has become a hot topic in the recruiting and HR world. An “employer brand” describes an employer’s reputation as a place to work, and its employee value proposition, as opposed to the more general corporate brand reputation and value proposition it presents to its customers.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has extended the comment period on its recent proposed rule changes related to union representation elections.