It’s an HR nightmare. A boss pressures an employee to lie, cheat, and steal as part of the job. Maybe that same boss also routinely yells and curses at employees or makes them work uncompensated overtime. There’s no excuse for it, but sometimes bosses behave badly, and they can do untold harm in the process. [...]
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Frustrated job applicants often tell similar tales: They research the potential employer, tailor the resume to the job, and follow exactly the directions for applying. In short, they work hard to show why they should be hired. Employers also work hard to recruit and hire the best. They develop job postings taking care to communicate [...]
by Jeremy A. Stephenson
An employer receives its first charge from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging workplace discrimination. The employer is immediately irritated because the employee who filed the charge deserved to be terminated. The company quickly determines that it has no insurance that covers the situation, so a representative [...]
by Teresa Shulda
Do we ever get tired of hearing about pop sensation Justin Bieber’s antics? Let’s hope not, because today’s reality HR lesson comes from none other than the Biebs.
Flight of fancy
For those of you who haven’t been paying attention or don’t know any tweens, Justin Bieber blasted onto the music scene at the [...]
by Troy D. Thompson
Over the last several months, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a significant number of lawsuits alleging disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) against employers across the country. The cases are instructive because they highlight the EEOC’s current enforcement policies, identify common [...]
by Joseph Godwin
Many employers rely heavily on “at-will employment” to terminate unsatisfactory employees. In theory, if at-will employment applies, you can fire a worker at will, which means for a good reason, a bad reason, or no reason at all. However, if a termination decision is challenged, it can be difficult to [...]
by Jasmin Rojas
Roses are red
Violets are blue,
Cupid’s arrow at work
May snag a lawsuit for you.
by Mark I. Schickman
Sometimes the Super Bowl is a great game, but more often, it’s a blowout long before the dip and punch disappear. In case we need something to hold our interest between the $8-million-a-minute commercials, here are some employment law points to think about as the Seahawks and Broncos square off, representing the [...]
Employees bring their expertise, education, and skills to work every day, and employers count on those qualities. But employees may also bring other aspects of their lives to work—characteristics that can complicate the employer’s responsibilities.
A study from Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI), a nonprofit organization concerned with health and productivity research, released a study in [...]
by Mark Flora
Texas Attorney General (AG) Greg Abbott has filed suit against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), seeking a declaratory judgment that Texas and its agencies be entitled to maintain their current policies barring convicted felons, or categories of convicted felons, from state employment. Convicted felons and categories of [...]