Tag: West Virginia

Unions Win Portion of WV Court Battle Over Fees, Dues

A West Virginia judge has invalidated portions of a state statute that allowed private-sector employees in union-represented jobs to avoid paying union dues, fees, or other assessments for collective-bargaining representation or instead pay an equivalent amount to a third-party charity.

How Is the Job Market in Your State?

With the focus often on the big picture, it’s easy to overlook an important fact: Not every state is experiencing robust job growth and the challenges that come with it.

In Search of Balance

Employees want it, and sometimes change jobs hoping to find it. Yet, work-life balance remains elusive for many people.

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The Happiest Jobs in America

A recent survey finds that job satisfaction depends, at least in part, on the work you do. It also depends on where in the country you live and work.

Did Supervisors Retaliate Against Employee For Reporting Safety Concerns?

Supervisors might be tempted to retaliate against an employee who makes their job more difficult, such as an employee who complains of unsafe working conditions. Supervisory retaliation can lead to potential legal claims against your organization. Through training, you can help supervisors understand relevant federal and state laws, as well as the ramifications of violating […]

U.S. Hiring Expected to Remain Strong

The U.S. hiring pace for the third quarter of 2017 is projected to remain positive, according to the most recent ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook survey. This marks the 12th consecutive quarter with a net employment outlook of +15 percent or stronger.

Training in the EHS Field: Job Trends

Workplace safety is important, and there are many opportunities for trainers seeking to educate organizations and their employees on the subject. Today, guest columnist Clare Condon takes a peek at what jobs look like for environment, health, and safety (EHS) professionals interested in training. Here’s a hint: Bone up on technology and social media!

Casino Takes a Gamble and Doesn’t Pay Trainees

Did a Maryland casino take a gamble by not paying those whom they termed as “trainees”? They sure did and ended up in court as a result. Their trainees alleged that they should have been paid for the time they spent attending a 12-week dealer training program offered by the casino.

New West Virginia law allows hiring preference for veterans

by Thomas S. Kleeh West Virginia will join the list of states that allow hiring preferences for veterans when a new law takes effect on June 22. House Bill 4507 was signed into law on March 24. Its purpose is to assist veterans and disabled veterans in securing employment. The new law amends the provisions […]

West Virginia joins states limiting access to employees’ social media accounts

by Tracey B. Eberling West Virginia’s new law regulating employer access to employees’ and applicants’ personal social media accounts goes into effect June 10. The West Virginia Internet Privacy Protection Act is aimed at protecting employees’ “personal accounts,” defined as “an account, service or profile on a social networking website that is used by an […]