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Compensation & Benefits

Supremes: No pay for time spent on security screening

The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 9  unanimously ruled that workers at a warehouse are not entitled to pay for the time they spend waiting to undergo anti-theft screenings, nor for the time spent actually being screened.

2015 layoffs could be lowest since 2003

Planned layoffs are at a record low heading into 2015, according to a survey released Dec. 3 by the nonprofit total rewards association WorldatWork.
Employment Law

NLRB clears way for 'ambush' union elections

The National Labor Relations Board says a new final rule issued Dec. 12 will “streamline” union elections. Critics say the result will be “ambush elections” where voting happens so fast that employers stand little chance of persuading employees to reject union representation.
HR Management

How to draw the line between boss and friend

The best managers walk a fine line by earning the respect of their team without going overboard and befriending everyone. Here’s how you can strike the proper balance.
Employee Relations

Yet another argument against Monday morning meetings

For 90 days, Google analyzed the relative search volume for “hangover cure.”

Found talent within? Weigh pros, cons of internal hires

At some point, every organization struggles with a decision of whether to promote from within or look outside for a candidate to fill a key vacancy. To put the issue into perspective, here’s a look at the pros and cons of hiring internally and externally.
Article Archives

Three-year checkup: OCSE revises IWO & instructions

Health care cost growth lowest in over 50 years

5 elements of a social media policy that works

Do first names count for Social Security purposes?

NLRB says employees can use company email to discuss pay, union organizing

Americans have 2½ hours for leisure each day

Just say it: I'm going home at 5:30!

Walkthroughs, wellness contribute to 1 million-hour safety milestone

$36,500 excise tax per employee! What's that all about?

The flu and you: What the FLSA says about sick time

'Sign, sign, everybody sign!'

4 principles for creating a progressive discipline system

Employee acting like a jerk? Don't let him claim 'the disability made me do it!'

Suspicious minds: Bosses check up on absent staff