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Survey confirms productivity suffers in negative workplace

November 17th, 2010

Productivity is suffering in workplaces characterized by criticism, gossip, and lack of teamwork, according to a new poll by Right Management. More than 1,400 human resource professionals and senior business leaders were polled to assess the impact of negative behaviors in the workplace. The survey found that more than 60 percent of organizations are suffering [Read more...]

Q&As on final GINA regulation clarify issues facing employers

November 16th, 2010

The EEOC, in conjunction with the issuance of its final rule on Title II of the Genetic Information and Nondiscrimination Act, has issued two question and answer documents (Q&As) that clarify many of the issues facing employers. One provides background information on the final rule, and the other is targeted to small businesses.
GINA, signed into [Read more...]

The party is on: SHRM says fewer employers will cancel office holiday parties in 2010

November 16th, 2010

The number of employers planning to hold holiday parties in 2010 will remain the same as in 2009 (61 percent), according to a poll released by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The poll also shows fewer organizations plan to cancel parties due to the weak economy than did in 2009.
The SHRM poll “Holiday [Read more...]

What’s new in FLSA litigation? RICO claims and restaurant “service charges,” for starters

November 15th, 2010

Though some legal media have predicted a drop in FLSA litigation, recent statistics don’t bear that out. In fact, in the second quarter of 2010, the number of FLSA suits filed in federal courts increased 22 percent over the first quarter of 2010, said Jones Day attorney Michael Gray at the National Employment Law Institute’s [Read more...]

Colonial Life lists seven common mistakes employees make during annual enrollment

November 15th, 2010

In the midst of open enrollment for 2010, Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company lists the seven most common mistakes employees make during annual enrollments:

Being unprepared. Don’t let your enrollment date slip up on your employees and leave them unprepared. Encourage them to read the benefits materials beforehand; talk to their spouse about the family’s [Read more...]