For many HR professionals, corporate executives, and business owners the latest proposed changes by the Department of Labor (DOL) to the existing overtime regulations may cause some sleepless nights. The proposed regulation will detail how employees should be classified - as either exempt (salari…Read More

  2. Another female field worker harassment settlement: $3.8 million

    (original article via HRMorning.com http://bit.ly/1ixJDZd) Last week, we carried a story about a company that was forced to pay $30,000 for the alleged harassment of a female field worker. Here’s a similar tale — but the numbers are considerably larger.   Consolidated Edison Company of New Yor…Read More

  3. How Much Time Is Too Much Time With The Boss?

    (article via HRMorning.com) No doubt, strong employee-boss relationships help drive a successful business. And employees who regularly spend time with their manager benefit from strong communication, collaboration and insight. But here’s the million-dollar question:  Could employees spend too m…Read More

  4. 5 Biggest Reasons Employees Quit Jobs Quickly

    (article courtesy of www.HRMorning.com) As you know all too well, it’s hard to hold onto new employees. Thus, onboarding programs were born. The problem is, there are several reasons onboarding may not be working.  In fact, recent research by BambooHR, a software company, found that 31% of peopl…Read More

  5. Top 10 Mistakes When Giving Feedback

    (article via www.HRMorning.com) Orchestrating a great feedback session is as much about what you shouldn’t do as what you should.  According to Suzanne Lucas, the Evil HR Lady (EvilHRLady.org), giving feedback improperly is as bad as not giving feedback at all. Adding to the equation is the fact …Read More

  6. Why, how and when you must grant ADA leave

      (article courtesy of HRMorning.com) A new compliance nightmare is driving employers batty: administering leave as an accommodation under the ADA. It’s not hard to slip up and put yourself right in the crosshairs of your employees’ attorneys.  One of the more common mistakes: refusing …Read More

  7. IRS reminder: Your contractors have to pass this test, too

      Earlier this summer, the DOL issued a statement that most thought laid to rest any argument as to which independent contractor classification test employers should follow. But since then, the IRS has essentially said, “Not so fast.”  On July 15, 2015, the DOL published an Administrator…Read More

  8. Huge tab for coal company following religious bias lawsuit

      (article courtesy of HRMorning.com) The current price of an employee lawsuit alleging religious discrimination? Right around $600k. Consolidation Coal Company and its parent company, CONSOL Energy, Inc., were recently ordered to pay a total of $586,860 — including $150,000 in compensatory …Read More

  9. OT lawsuits: When signed time sheets aren’t enough to protect you

    When is asking employees to sign off on their time sheets before they’re submitted to Payroll for processing not enough to protect you from an overtime lawsuit? When this happens.  Here’s when you can get nailed: A manager knows or should’ve known that an employee worked more hours than he o…Read More