Tag Archives: Employee Training

The Value of the Stay Interview

Employers strive to minimize employee turnover and want to retain top-performing employees and prevent those employees from quitting.  How can employers reduce employee turnover?  What makes high-performing employees want to leave a company?  How will an employer know if an employee is considering quitting their job? The easiest way for employers to answer these questions […]

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Exploring Absenteeism in the Workplace: How to Manage Employee PTO Abuse

Do you find that around the holidays and during the summer your employees are missing-in-action on a more frequent basis?  If you answered yes, you are in the majority of employers. Unscheduled absenteeism rates have risen to unprecedented levels since 1999.  Excess employee tardiness, unscheduled absenteeism, and paid time off (PTO) create a costly problem […]

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How To Avoid The Top 10 FLMA Mistakes Employers Make

Navigating the maze of legal requirements applicable to employee leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be a daunting task for employers.  To make matters worse, the law is full of traps that can easily ambush employers that let their guard down.  So to help employers avoid costly missteps, we decided to look […]

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Cross-Training Employees: Your Best Defense

Running a business is predictably unpredictable regardless of the industry. The temporary absence of an employee from work due to vacation leave, sickness, family emergency or leave can result in loss of revenue, decreased productivity, and strained customer relations. The leave provided by, for example, New York’s newly enacted Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (“PFLBL”) […]

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Does Your Human Resources Department Have the Right Priorities?

We have all seen the news coverage of the sexual harassment and discrimination problems at Uber. According to reports, Uber has long suffered from a culture of pervasive sexual harassment and discrimination toward female employees. The issues first came to light publicly in February, when one former Uber employee published a blog post about the […]

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HR Tips for the Holiday Season

Let’s hear those sleigh bells jinglin’, ring-ting-tinglin’, too! Come on, it’s lovely weather for an HR headache for you! The holiday season can be a wonderful time, even in the workplace. It is a time to take a step back, show your staff some well-earned appreciation, and celebrate another successful year together. The holiday season […]

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Failing to Contribute to Multiemployer Benefit Fund for “Alter Ego” Company Resulted in Criminal Indictments

A husband and wife who owned two businesses in New Hampshire were indicted in September on charges including mail fraud and false ERISA statements. The charges arose, in part, from the couple’s failure to make benefit fund contributions in connection with one of the two businesses—despite the fact that the business in question was  non-union. […]

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EEOC Issues Final Guidance on Retaliation

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued final Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues. The guidance addresses retaliation under each of the laws enforced by EEOC, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section […]

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New ADA Regulations Clarify Definition of Disability

The Department of Justice recently published its Final Rule amending regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to incorporate changes made to the ADA as a result of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). The ADAAA, which went into effect January 1, 2009, was passed by Congress in response to Supreme Court decisions […]

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“Cat’s Paw” Theory of Retaliation: Employers can be held Liable for the Retaliatory Motives of Non-Management Employees

When you investigate an employee complaint of sexual harassment, how you conduct the investigation — and the actions you take as a result – matters a great deal. In fact, given a recent case expanding the basis upon which an employer can be held liable for retaliation, it may matter now more than ever. In […]

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