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The old suggestion box: How to make it work

Some suggestions from our readers … and some ideas that might be charitably considered, well, unusual.

Hiring laws in Canada: Where do we start?

Q. We’re considering hiring a woman from Canada to sell our products in Canada. We have no idea how to start the process of hiring a foreign worker. Suggestions?
Compensation & Benefits

To prove executive exemption, show employee's 'direct involvement' in hiring

Employees are eligible for overtime pay unless their positions fit into one of several exemption categories, including the executive exemption. But take note: Don’t try to apply the executive exemption label unless the employee is directly involved in hiring and firing or his or her recommendations are seriously considered during the decision-making process.
Employment Law

Why do workers take FMLA leave?

According to a new Department of Labor report, these are the top reasons workers take FMLA leave.
HR Management

Must we have a smoking section onsite?

Q. Our smoking area is outside our building, but the smoke seems to be drifting into the ventilation system. An employee who is super-sensitive to smells has complained. Can we move smokers to their vehicles? Do we even need to provide a place for smokers onsite?

Workers less worried about losing their jobs

Fewer than one in five U.S. full- and part-time workers are worried that they will be laid off in the near future, according to a new Gallup poll.
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