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Employer could be liable for two premium payments per day for meal and rest period violations

February 18th, 2011

California Labor Code Sec. 226.7, which requires an employer that has failed to provide an employee with a meal or rest period to pay that employee one additional hour of pay for each day the meal or rest period is not provided, permits up to two premium payments per workday, concluded a California appeals court [Read more...]

Study sees looming crisis for healthcare leadership

February 18th, 2011

Many North American healthcare organizations are expected to face a leadership succession crisis based on a survey of 117 senior industry executives and managers by American Management Association/Corporate Learning Solutions. Fewer than 7 percent of healthcare organizations are seen as well prepared to deal with a sudden loss of key leaders, according to the survey. [Read more...]

Majority of US employers offer workplace flexibility with informal approach most common

February 17th, 2011

A new WorldatWork study, Survey on Workplace Flexibility, provides an inside look at employers’ views on flexibility. The study was designed to gauge the impact of flexibility programs on employee attraction, motivation and retention and also examine the manner in which these programs are managed. The study revealed that while a vast majority (98 percent) [Read more...]

Employee’s retaliation claims unsuccessful because she failed to dispute reasons for suspension, reassignment and discharge

February 16th, 2011

The First Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of the Small Business Administration (SBA), after finding that a federal employee failed to provide evidence to support her claims that she was retaliated against for complaining about sex discrimination and sexual harassment ( Rivera-Colon v Mills, February 15, 2011, Level, P). The district court properly held [Read more...]

Majority of HR managers say social networking blunders can adversely affect career prospects

February 16th, 2011

In the days when “tweets” were bird sounds and a “text” was a book, workplace blunders had a limited audience. Now, however, these missteps can receive broad exposure — with unhappy consequences: Three out of four (76 percent) human resources (HR) managers polled by Robert Half said technology etiquette breaches can affect a person’s career [Read more...]