Attendees of this workshop will learn best practices to identify and document performance objectives, shortcomings, goal setting, and when and how to have tough conversations with employees about sub-par performance.
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The impact of the super bowl(ing) will extend far beyond the almost interminable pre- and post- and game. Approach this now with a nose hit and address gambling, dress codes, productivity and attendance.
Rich Meneghello, one of our anchors and frequent hrsimple.com blog authors from Fisher Phillips, will fill you in and spares you the legalese with a split discussion: leading up to the game and the day after.
So don’t just be throwing rocks: pick a lane (not a blocked lane), set your maples, don’t be a hambone. With a clean sheet as your foundation, you can frame this not as a wash out or a turkey, but rack it up as a perfect game and maybe see a return with a cherry and not a sour apple. So leave the deadwood without a foul. Strike on, not strike out and everything will schleifer, just like it always does. Right?
Bolded terms courtesy of bowling.com.read more
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Adopt and publicize a zero-tolerance policy regarding threats, harassment, and violence in the workplace.
Update/review employment application as well as pre-employment background checks and interviewing procedures to identify signs of potential problem applicants. Conduct thorough background investigation on all job applicants.
Prepare and utilize release forms for personnel records from previous employers, course transcripts from educational institutions, certification records from training and professional organizations, credit reports from consumer credit reporting agencies and criminal conviction records from law enforcement agencies, subject to applicable federal, state and local laws.
Workplace retaliation: don't give in to the Dark Side (e.g. get mad, get even, look silly). Instead, spend 8 minutes with this video from our authors at Constangy.read more
Hiring more of you is a hiring bias. And could be illegal. And stupid (no offense). Thanks to our authors at Gunster for pointing us to 3 common hiring biases and how to overcome them at bizjournals.com.read more
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed by President George H. W. Bush in 1990. It became effective July 26, 1992. It was most recently amended in 2008 with proposed regulations issued in September 2009 as to these amendments.
The ADA’s purpose was to address and prohibit discrimination against persons with disabilities in matters relating to employment, housing, public accommodations, education, transportation, communication, recreation, health services, voting, institutionalization, and access to public services. According to initial Congressional findings, approximately 43 million Americans are disabled, either physically or mentally. This number will increase as the population becomes older and as the ADA Amendments go into effect. For more information, see Chapter 15, The ADA Amendments Act of 2008.
The ADA consists of five titles or sections:read more
A job description is like a Monty Python sketch – you shouldn't have to explain it. @RealEvilHRLady has four pointers . . . for your job descriptions.read more
FMLA coverage for employers
As with other employment-related statutes, the FMLA applies only to certain employers. Under the FMLA, an "employer" is:
The following entities are also covered by the FMLA:read more
So, the choices are wear a bra or be unemployed? Karla Miller, in her Washington Post "Workplace Advice" column, says you can define what is workplace appropriate.read more
If Congress cannot approve a budget by this Friday at midnight, the federal government will shut down. What will this mean for employers across the country? A look back at the most recent government shutdown will provide lessons on what you can expect.
Spoiler alert: it probably means more than you think it does, especially for small businesses.
Spoiler alert spoiler alert: small businesses "now is the time to enact any emergency plan you created to deal with a possible interruption of business".read more
You are probably familiar with the concept of transgender status and, even if you haven’t already addressed such a situation at your workplace, you probably have a rough idea of how you would handle a situation involving an employee in transition. It’s time now for you to ready yourself for the next step in the 21st-century gender revolution and prepare for the day when one of your employees informs you they would prefer to be treated as “nonbinary” – that is, neither male nor female. What do you need to know about this developing issue?read more