Announcing Employee Departures: How to Break the News

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Occasionally, when an employee leaves a company voluntarily or involuntarily, colleagues heave a sigh of relief. More often, though, a worker who has chosen to move on was a valued team member, and his or her decision may leave peers feeling...

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Office Relocation: Six Tips to Ensure a Smooth Move

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Whether you’ve outgrown your current space, need to scale down or have made the decision to move to a brand-new city, office relocations are exciting yet challenging. Regardless of the size of your business, adequate forethought and organization...

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Sick Days: What to do When Employees Lie

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“I’m sick” is sometimes the grown-up version of “the dog ate my homework.” It’s nothing new. For years, employees have been feigning illness just because they want a day off. What is new is that employers have more ways to check up on employees’...

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The ADA and Service Animals in the Workplace

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Because animals that assist and support people for a variety of reasons are increasingly common, employers should be prepared to address employee requests to bring them into the workplace. Companies should take particular note of federal law that...

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When Work Stinks: What Employers Need to Know

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Employee Sensitivity to Office Smells Could Lead to Litigation

Sometimes, work stinks – literally. One employee’s olfactory delight can be another colleague’s nasal affront. You could say that – similar to the notion that beauty is in the eye of...

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Fair Pay is Fair Play: A Pay Equity Audit Ensures Compliance with New Laws

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To try to equalize compensation between male and female employees and people in other protected classifications, fair pay laws are gaining traction in states and cities. The nation’s renewed focus on pay equity means employers of all sizes can...

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EEO-1 Pay Data Requirements Reinstated, Now Due September 30, 2019

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Businesses with 100 or more employees, as well as federal contractors with 50 or more employees, long have been required to submit annual Employer Information Reports (EEO-1 Reports), or surveys, disclosing the job category, race, sex and...

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Navigating Pay Equity in the #MeToo Era

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The #MeToo movement has raised the profile of pay equity issues in America, resulting in a nationwide trend among state and local municipalities to pass legislation aimed at ending the cycle of pay discrimination against women.

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6 Keys to Effective Employee Discipline

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More often than not, managers want to avoid employee discipline just as much as the employees receiving it. But employee discipline should not be confused with or treated like punishment. Think about it - how often does responding to something in...

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Toxic Employees: You’ve Identified One at Your Business, Now What?

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Toxic employees aren’t uncommon. In fact, some experts predict it’s likely every organization has at least one on their team right now. And while many business owners and hiring managers believe the best defense is a good offense - never hire a...

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