Are remote jobs the future? It’s easy to think so. The COVID-19 pandemic has made our already-online world that much more plugged in. Employers are starting to see that investments in brick-and-mortar buildings aren’t always worth it, and employees are beginning to become just as productive at home as they are in the office. Zoom […]
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.
We all know neither Google nor Facebook has a legal degree, but that doesn’t stop your employees from acting as if the social media platforms do. More than one employee has probably pushed back on a policy by saying, “I read on Facebook . . .” or “I Googled [such and such], and you are […]
As society and our collective consciousness have come to more fully understand and appreciate the varied gender identities of those around us, an ongoing debate has emerged regarding the use of pronouns. Advocates for gender rights have argued that the traditional binary he/she paradigm leaves many people out and forced others into a box they […]
In a recent article, we looked at the pros and cons of letting soon-to-be-departing employees work the duration of their notice period or whether it’s better to cut ties quickly. Of special concern to many HR managers is whether waiving the notice period can somehow be considered discriminatory. Coincidentally, the Iowa Court of Appeals just […]
Every HR manager has had the moment where you’re trying to decide whether to waive a notice period for a terminating employee. You also may have had a trickle of doubt about the repercussions waiving the notice period could create. Read on to learn more.
Open-door policies are often implemented to provide employees with a venue to discuss their needs or bring suggestions or complaints. They are also used to demonstrate that a manager’s office is a place where issues can be addressed and to make employees feel heard, as well as to encourage employees to express their concerns, particularly […]
As HR Technology Week comes to a close, we want to take a look back at all the offerings and events that transpired throughout this exciting event!
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is seeking input on its standard for determining what kinds of restrictions employers can put in place related to employees wearing union insignia on company uniforms.
Every HR professional struggles, sweats, and possibly rips their hair out (if they have any) over what to put into an employment manual and how best to minimize litigation for their company in the future. Worrying exclusively about liability rather than practicality, however, can lead to significant concerns. Here some common issues with employment manuals.