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.

Federal laws...

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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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Why Every Business Needs a Social Media Policy

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Chances are we’ve all seen a shocking news story about a social media HR nightmare gone viral. For instance, the man who live-streamed on social media while driving a freight truck across the Twin Spans bridge in his U.S. Xpress uniform. He even...

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Toxic Employees: How One Bad Apple Ruins the Bunch

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We’ve all heard the idiom, “One rotten apple spoils the whole barrel.” But what about one rotten, or toxic, employee? Can their influence on their coworkers create a domino effect and ruin your company culture?

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How To Minimize the Impact When An Employee Quits Without Notice

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Employee departures are never easy, voluntary or not. But, for small businesses, the loss of an employee may represent a big percentage of the company’s entire workforce, which means smaller employers face unique challenges when an employee quits...

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