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Snow Day – No Pay? How to Weather the Storm
Snow Day – No Pay? How to Weather the Storm
Hurricanes … wildfires … and now a deep freeze and “bomb cyclone” snowstorm. The past few months of weather disasters have triggered millions of employee call-offs and thousands of company temporary shut-downs. It’s also sparked lots of confusion over when employees must be paid (or use leave) in such cases. Don’t wait for an emergency […]
Marijuana and HR: High Time to Drop Your Zero-Tolerance Policy?
Marijuana and HR: High Time to Drop Your Zero-Tolerance Policy?
The complex maze of state and federal laws on marijuana usage – along with an increasingly relaxed public attitude about it – have left HR professionals in a haze about what to do on several pot-related questions. Can you (and should you) still test for pot? Can you prohibit off-duty usage in your state?  What […]
HR vs. the 1st Amendment: Can Workers Be Fired for Political Tweets?
HR vs. the 1st Amendment: Can Workers Be Fired for Political Tweets?
A Florida professor was fired after using Twitter to proclaim that recent hurricane destruction was “instant karma” for Texans who voted Republican … A Pennsylvania company fired its HR director because she tweeted that “an informal survey of our employees shows that 100%” support President Trump … And, in the highest profile example, a Virginia […]
Weinstein, #MeToo and Misbehavior
Weinstein, #MeToo and Misbehavior
Weinstein, #MeToo and Misbehavior in the C-Suite: How HR Should Respond The flood of accusations – civil AND criminal – against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has given women new confidence to publicly denounce sexual harassment and other misconduct by powerful leaders – not just in Hollywood but in workplaces across the country. The movement spawned […]