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HEC TV: Job Description Tips
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
In our latest installment of HEC TV, Corey Nakamoto, HEC HR Consultant, explains the importance of developing and maintaining job descriptions for company positions. Corey also shares insight on best practices for drafting
It May Be Okay to Discipline an Employee Upon Her Return from FMLA Leave
Monday, June 26, 2017
Employers are sometimes faced with the challenge of how to discipline workers who have recently taken job-protected leave. For example, managers may feel that their hands are tied when it comes to disciplining an employee
Companies are Increasing Employee Benefits to Compete for Talent, SHRM Survey Finds
Monday, June 26, 2017
In an effort to remain competitive when recruiting, nearly one-third of organizations increased their overall benefits in the last 12 months, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM's) 2017 Employee
What Can I Do to Address Repeated Dress Code Violations?
Monday, June 26, 2017
Do you feel like you spend a good bit of time policing what your employees wear to work? While more employers are allowing workers to wear casual clothes to work, doing so may create confusion among them. With more than
Employees Who Reported Risks of Infectious Disease Exposure Receive Whistleblower Remedies
Monday, June 26, 2017
A health care center will pay back wages to three employees who were terminated after attempting to respond to tuberculosis exposure in the workplace. Under a consent judgment with the Occupational Safety and Health
As HR Role Evolves, Leaders Expect HR Professionals to be Strategic
Monday, June 19, 2017
HR professionals must build competency in developing and implementing business strategy to keep up with business expectations. In a survey of Chief Human Resource Officers (CHROs) conducted by Korn Ferry, respondents
What Can You Do to Prevent and Respond to Workplace Violence?
Monday, June 19, 2017
The tragic deaths of employees shot by a coworker at a San Francisco UPS facility last week is a grim reminder that employers must be proactive in preventing workplace violence and responding if violence erupts on company
Arbitration Agreements May Not Be Enforced if They Contain Vague Language
Monday, June 19, 2017
Organizations that require employees to sign arbitration agreements as a condition of employment should have these documents periodically reviewed by legal counsel. It is not uncommon for employees to challenge the
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