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The changing face of internships

10/23/2014
Once filled by students willing to run for coffee and make copies, internships have become regulated, and expectations for the experience have been raised. Are you ready to compete for interns?
Compensation & Benefits

Most executives back higher minimum wage

10/23/2014
With state, local and midterm elections approaching, the minimum wage remains one of the nation’s top socioeconomic and political issues. Recent national polls have shown support for minimum wage increases among voters at large, and according to a new CareerBuilder survey, most executives are right there with them.
Terminations

Seizure disorder raises safety issue: Can we fire?

10/23/2014
Q. A new employee just told us she has a seizure disorder. Our facility works with vulnerable adults and the new employee would be required to drive them. This poses a risk potential for the client’s safety. Can we terminate this person or do we need to figure out an accommodation? The employee hasn’t asked for any yet.
Employee Relations

Bullying: The workplace's equal opportunity problem

10/22/2014
Twenty-eight percent of workers responding to a new CareerBuilder.com poll say they have felt bullied at work. For 19%, the abuse was so bad they quit their jobs because of it.
Employment Law

Disability bias charges up 64% since 2000

10/20/2014
The EEOC handled 25,957 charges of disability discrimination in fiscal year 2013, up from 15,864 in 2000.
HR Management

Communication Corner: October 2014

10/20/2014
It's the little things that make a difference in HR, and in your own workday. Here are some tips to try.
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