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Posted by Karolynn on March 21, 2013 Under | Tags: Call of the Day
Words explain the world to us, communicate our thoughts and feelings. As useful as they are, it’s also true that words can be weapons. Trying to excuse linguistic cruelty with an “everybody says that” or an “I was just kidding” does nothing to remove the lasting sting. In English, the most heinous of all may be the “n” word. Although segments of pop culture seem to have a continuing and contradictory relationship with that word, employers should know it has no place in a workplace. Unfortunately, one employer learned that lesson the hard way.
An often overlooked but growing area of discrimination claims is association discrimination.
President Obama's re-election increases the likelihood that new regulations will require employers to maintain written justifications for exempt-nonexempt decisions. Here's some guidance on how much nonexempt work an exempt employee can perform. Exempt work has to be the primary duty of an exempt employee. How can you make sure exempt employees are fulfilling this requirement? A useful guide is the percentage of time spent performing exempt work. Employees who spend more than 50 percent of their time performing exempt work will generally satisfy the primary duty requirement.
Posted by Karolynn on February 7, 2013 Under | Tags: Call of the Day
Even when it seems like you’ve done everything right, an ex-employee may decide to challenge your termination decision.
Posted by Karolynn on January 17, 2013 Under | Tags: Call of the Day
The problem: Employers often hire for hard skills but fire for soft skills.