Labor & Employment
In many organizations, the human resources function is handled by specialists who guide managers' decision-making to ensure consistency with myriad employment laws.
All five nominees to the National Labor Relations Board appeared Thursday before a sharply divided U.S. Senate committee. Democrats urged their speedy confirmation while Republicans called the board biased and called upon two nominees serving under recess appointments to resign.
Workplace bullying is a pervasive problem that often precipitates harassment and discrimination claims and, in more extreme cases, workplace violence.
It remains to be seen how far a recent Georgia Supreme Court decision will go in limiting the ability of companies to stop their employees from jumping ship to competitors.
For the fifth year in a row, U.S. employers have seen an increase in the number of wage-and-hour lawsuits filed against them in federal court, according to calculations by the Federal Judicial Center.
Lydia Cruz-Moore didn't like the way her co-workers did their jobs, and she wasn't afraid to say so. When she told one of them, Marianna Cole-Rivera, that she planned to talk to the boss about it, Cole-Rivera reached out to her colleagues for their input.
Many employers in the United States have come to believe that establishing employee wellness programs can lower health costs and increase productivity. But key components continue to prove problematic for employers. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is taking steps to clear up the confusion.
Despite the legalization of marijuana at the state level, marijuana is still illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act. The continuously developing state marijuana laws and their conflict with federal law raise a host of questions for employers.
A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., struck down a National Labor Relations Board rule requiring companies to post a notice advising employees of their rights under federal labor law, including the right to form or join a union.
Terminating an employee is never an easy thing to do. But paying careful attention to the termination letter and exit interview can help make sure the termination of a worker goes as smoothly as possible—and keep the potential for post-employment lawsuits to a minimum.
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