Saturday August 17, 2019

Substance abuse & the ADA: What’s tripping up firms now

With so many employers focused on how the legalization of medical and/or recreational marijuana might affect them, it’s understandable that companies may be less adept at dealing with worker drug and alcohol use. But the truth is, mishandling these situations can get you in as much legal trouble as not complying with your state’s marijuana […]

DOL: FMLA leave can be used to attend special ed meetings

In a recent opinion letter, the DOL decided that parents can use FMLA leave to attend their children’s special education meetings. For employers, this adds to the list yet another reason employees could qualify for FMLA leave. Meetings were essential The DOL’s opinion letter discussed a mother who needed to take intermittent FMLA leave to […]

Developing a CBD oil policy? It gets complicated …

Just when you thought you had a handle on how your company policies align with laws on medical marijuana, along comes CBD oil. Cannabidiol, or CBD, comes from either the marijuana plant or the hemp plant. Made available to consumers by the 2018 Farm Bill, which allows for production and sale of CBD products. CBD […]

Performance management success factors: Align PM with organizational strategy

Performance management processes and procedures have evolved at a blistering pace, perhaps faster than any other part of the Human Resources discipline. PM has transitioned from an industrial-age framework focused on maintaining consistent production schedules and quality to a flexible – and interconnected – tracking, coaching and talent development tool. Technology capabilities and limitations often […]

Google HR faces another PR disaster

“I’m Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave, and Here is Why.” That was the subject line of a post alleging pregnancy discrimination and retaliation that went up on an internal Google message board for new and expectant mothers. The unnamed Google worker alleges that her manager actively retaliated against her after she told HR […]

5 cost-friendly training ideas using LMS software

Training is a must-have for many employees today. According to the consultant group, Guthrie Jensen, 68% of workers consider training and development the most important company benefit. And these educational perks don’t just result in more engaged employees. Companies that invest in employee training also have a 24% higher profit margin than companies that don’t. […]

Amazon pulled into yet another flap over wages and hours

About two dozen night-shift workers at an Amazon delivery facility in Chicago have filed a complaint with the Illinois Department of Labor claiming the company did not pay them for overtime during Prime Week in July. “We’ve followed all applicable wage and hour laws and are committed to speaking directly with employees to help them […]

Stop summertime FMLA abuse: The Friday Monday Leave Act

Does summertime feel like FMLA stands for the “Friday Monday Leave Act” instead of the Family and Medical Leave Act? From late May to early September, you expect some empty desks or vacant work stations because of pre-approved PTO. What can’t be planned for is people making FMLA claims for absence that may not be […]

5 ways an applicant tracking system can help attract top talent

These days, talented employees are getting harder to find. The current economic growth means there are more job openings and more competition for strong applicants. In fact, 73% of employers are having difficulty finding skilled candidates. And when companies see top talent, they often act fast. The best candidates are usually off the market within […]

Supreme Court asked to rule whether the ADA applies to your business website

The website supremecourt.gov states that when a case lands before the nation’s highest court, “with rare exceptions, each side is allowed 30 minutes argument.” Coincidentally, you can “order pizza, pasta, chicken & more online for carryout or delivery from your local Domino’s restaurant,” according to Domino’s website, and when you do, you should let them know “YOU GOT 30 […]