Wednesday, 6th November, 2013 at 5:55 PM
Two of my employees hate each other. One has worked for me for three years and is a hard worker though incredibly opinionated. We tangled early on, but when I let her know she couldn't disrespect me, she learned to zip her lip...
Monday, 4th November, 2013 at 6:01 PM
If your manager or company's owner runs for the Legislature or Assembly and you openly support the candidate running against him, can you be fired? What if a co-worker mouths off about your employer on Facebook and you simply "like" her posting?
Friday, 1st November, 2013 at 8:59 PM
Q. One of my employees loves stirring the pot. The moment another employee voices a comment he considers negative about another employee, our department or me, he briefs me in detail. When I check out what he's said, I often learn he has so completely exaggerated what he heard that my checking into it with the employee he names makes a problem where none existed.
Wednesday, 30th October, 2013 at 7:59 PM
Our payroll office received a notice from the Social Security Administration that an employee's Social Security number isn't the number listed in the Social Security Administration's records. When we asked the employee about this he claimed...
Monday, 28th October, 2013 at 4:47 PM
Q. One of our employees went out on medical leave three months after being hired. When we asked, "When can we expect you back?" she said, "I don't know." That was a month ago...
Monday, 28th October, 2013 at 4:41 PM
Q. I work for my dad's business. Dad proudly calls me a "chip off the old block," expects me to inherit his place in the business and thinks I'll accomplish more than he has because "all this has been given to you."
Monday, 14th October, 2013 at 4:52 PM
Our family business is about to double in size. We're in the running for a federal contract that would require us to hire 30 to 45 new workers.
We've never mass hired before. In the past we've relied on referrals from those who knew we had an opening. We called a local employment agency that wants to charge us 20 percent of each new employee's first year's salary to help us find the right people. We've decided this is too expensive.
Thursday, 10th October, 2013 at 8:07 PM
We think personality clashes are inevitable. But are they?
After spending 36 years unraveling people dynamics in the workplace, I've learned that while we all give lip service to the idea that not everyone does things the same way, we all secretly hope that others will choose to do things the right way, our way, and then everything will run more smoothly.
Tuesday, 8th October, 2013 at 8:26 PM
On Sept. 16, military information technology subcontractor Aaron Alexis took a shotgun into the Washington Navy Yard and killed 12 people.
Alexis' employer, The Experts, hired Alexis after conducting an allegedly complete background investigation. Somehow their investigation missed three gun-related arrests...
Thursday, 3rd October, 2013 at 5:58 PM
Two June 24, 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decisions significantly changed the landscape for retaliation and anti-harassment cases.
June 24th’s Supreme Court decision tightened the legal standard for plaintiff employees or ex-employees who assert they faced retaliation after complaining about employment discrimination.
According to the Court ruling, plaintiffs must now prove that retaliation was the determinative factor rather than simply a motivating factor in a negative employment action such as a termination, demotion or loss of a bonus.