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Workplace Bullying – 3 Key Strategies for HR and Employers

A recent worldwide study shows that workplace bullying can have a detrimental effect on not only the victim, but the entire workplace by creating a toxic work environment that negatively impacts the company’s bottom line.
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HR Intel – The Minimum Wage Battle Flares Up and More…

A roundup of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve
For employees, the fight for wages is personal.  Yesterday, thousands of fast food workers went on strike around the country, primarily seeking $15 minimum… continue

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How Employee Handbooks Can Keep You Out of Court

An employee handbook can be a critical tool not only in setting forth the company’s values and culture, but in helping an employer stay out of court. In a recent XpertHR webinar, Littler Mendelson employment attorneys Christopher Cobey and Marissa… continue

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Sexual Harassment: The Final Frontier of Workplace Gender Equality

The 800-pound gorilla in the office is (likely) wearing a suit and tie.
Equal pay is dominating the headlines of late, with both California and New York acting to close the stubborn 20% wage gap between men and women.  Whereas… continue

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HR Intel – California and New York Flex Their Legislative Muscle and More…

A roundup of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve

The HR world held its collective breath as legislative juggernauts California and New York released a wave of new employment laws in the past… continue

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Stay ADA Compliant With These Crucial Steps

October marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month. In the 25 years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), there has been substantial progress in making the workplace more accessible.
Whether it be physical changes such as the… continue

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Workplace Bullying: Five Ways Employers Can Prevent It

October marks National Bullying Prevention Month, so it is a good time for employers to take notice of how serious an issue workplace bullying can be.
According to a 2014 Workplace Bullying Institute survey, almost a third of all workers… continue

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HR Intel – Uncle Sam Wants His Money and More…

A roundup of workplace trends and legal developments to keep HR ahead of the curve

Mega-contractor Haliburton will pay dearly for FLSA missteps, to the tune of over $18.3 million. In what the DOL said was one of the “largest… continue

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Global Parental Leave Laws: US Is Behind the Curve

Paid parental leave has been a hot topic in the US since, unlike other developed nations around the globe, it does not have a uniform paid parental leave law. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) gives some unpaid leave… continue

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HR Intel – President Obama Weighs in on Paid Sick Leave and More…

A roundup of workplace trends and legal developments to keep HR ahead of the curve

President Obama leveraged the US Labor Day holiday to launch a new paid sick leave initiative for employees of federal contractors, aiming to cover some… continue

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