In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by the team of industry experts at HR Hero®, we look at a recent question from a subscriber who is looking to rehire a former employee and would like to understand if the same waiting period rule applies as with a new employee. Q: What […]
Most U.S. employees are more concerned about workplace safety than ever before, with worries ranging from health hazards to cybersecurity, and they expect employers to ensure their well-being while on the job, according to a new study from AlertMedia. Based on responses from over 2,000 full-time U.S. workers, the State of Employee Safety Report found 90% of employees […]
If you’ve ever thought about forgoing a background check, think again. The small expense now can save you a lot in the long run. Rotten Apple A perhaps underestimated part of the hiring process is the employee background check. Employers may find them unnecessary or not worth the expense. One Pizza Hut location started sweating […]
Some 450 members of United Steelworkers Local 40 went on strike on October 1, 2021, when the union failed to reach a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with management at Special Metals, a plant based in Huntington, West Virginia, which develops and produces nickel alloys. Like many employers dealing with strikes, it’s likely Special Metals is […]
The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Texas) recently issued a published decision, a rarity since most opinions are unpublished and therefore can’t be cited to courts as precedent. It was also a per curiam opinion, i.e., a three-judge panel decided the appeal but no particular judge took credit for writing it.
When an employee is injured on the job, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or the state-specific leave statutes may confer benefits in addition to what a state’s worker’s compensation provides. Employers subject to the FMLA should consider how the law interacts with their state’s worker’s comp law when FMLA-eligible employees need time […]
I was so proud of myself at the beginning of the pandemic for not giving into the hype and watching Netflix’s Tiger King. In the face of countless memes, tweets, and discussions, I remained undaunted in the face of the social pressure to engage the show. When Netflix released Squid Game in September of […]
An employee who claims she was discriminatorily deprived of a promotion must file the claim within a limited period after the discriminatory conduct occurred. Some courts say the claim arises when the employer decides not to provide the promotion. Other courts say it’s when the employer actually fills the job. Which is correct? Neither, said […]
The Michigan Court of Appeals recently upheld an Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) decision categorically disqualifying employees who are “no call, no shows” for three consecutive days from receiving jobless benefits under the Michigan Employment Security Act’s (MESA) voluntary-leaving provision.
Virtual interviews have been used for years but became much more prevalent during the pandemic. They can be done either as a recording, whereby the employer sends questions to the candidate, who records himself or herself answering the questions, or as a live interview via video technology, in which videoconferencing technology is used so the […]