by Christopher J. Pyles
Apologies to Adele, but the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has whispered some words in my ear that tell a story employers won’t want to hear. People may say crazy things ― and the NLRB won’t let a “no-gossip” policy stop them.
Archive for the 'Handbooks and Policies' Category
by Christopher J. Pyles
It’s tempting for employers to put rules in the company handbook informing employees that they are prohibited from discussing wages and benefits with coworkers. Such policies often warn employees that violators will be subject to discipline up to and including termination.
But who’s really in trouble because of that kind of policy? The employee polling [...]
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. [...]
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 Jasmin Rojas
Roses are red
Violets are blue,
Cupid’s arrow at work
May snag a lawsuit for you.
Employers doing business with the federal government need to mark March 24 in red on their calendars. That’s when major parts of new regulations affecting how they recruit and hire veterans and people with disabilities take effect.
The Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) requires contractors to take affirmative action to employ veterans covered [...]
by Tracey B. Eberling
What will 2014 bring? It’s hard to say. If you’ve been in HR very long, you know that employment law and workplace issues can be unpredictable. But HR professionals can take precautionary, commonsense steps to prevent small problems from spiraling out of control. Here are some resolutions that should [...]
by Jeanine Poole
The turn of the year is often a good time to review company policies. We’re weighing in with some favorite perennial professional resolutions and perhaps a few new suggestions that might make for a happy 2014.
by Joshua Wood
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency responsible for enforcing federal employment discrimination laws, periodically issues enforcement guidance to aid employers in complying with the laws it enforces. The guidance is usually published on the agency’s website at www.eeoc.gov and can be an indication of how the EEOC will [...]
by Gary S. Fealk
The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) has the primary purpose of regulating union-management relations. However, nonunion employers must be aware that the NLRA’s provisions apply to all employees.