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    Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA): How To Draft A Waiver of Rights

    Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) How To Draft A Waiver of Rights Congress expressly provided that waivers may be valid and enforceable under the ADEA so long as the waiver is “knowing and voluntary.” 1. Waiver agreements must be drafted in plain language geared to the level of understanding of the individual party to the agreement or individuals eligible to ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    How to Motivate Your Team in Stressful Times

    Your company's third round of layoffs is imminent, your boss is barking out demands with heightened urgency, and your staff is tired, tense and afraid they're next in line to be laid off. It's your job to motivate them, continue to meet ever-increasing demands and bring your projects in under budget and on time. This all too familiar scenario is now ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Access to Personnel Files Policy

    _The **Access to Personnel Files** policy establishes who has legal access to personnel employment, medical, and immigration records, and when that access should be granted. It further addresses the following: additions to records, corrections to records, access by other employees and supervisors, and access by nonemployees. It also covers situations when the Legal Department should be contacted during the course of ...
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    Employer Responsibilities and Rights Under OSHA

    Employer Responsibilities and Rights Under OSHA Employers have certain responsibilities and rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The following provides a review of some of those obligations. Employers must: ● Meet their general duty responsibility to provide a workplace free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm ...
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    Frequently Asked Questions: Employment Labor Law

    • General Labor Laws • Hiring • Firing • Overtime Pay • Sexual Harassment • Workers' Compensation General Labor Law Q. What is Labor Law? A. Employment Law or Labor Law concerns the legal relationship between employers and employees. Statutes regarding labor law are found at all levels of government, from federal to state, to city and county. Labor law ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Family and Medical Leave Request Form

    This Family and Medical Leave Request form documents an employee’s request for time off for family or medical leave purposes. Employees are entitled to up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for certain medical or family needs. Eligibility is based on time worked, work schedule, and other factors. Advance notice is required. The employer reserves the right to deny/postpone leave ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: -1
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    5 Ways to Train Executives

    5 Ways to Train Executives
    Designing and implementing an executive education program is not for the inexperienced or faint hearted. What’s so different about executives? Wouldn’t universal training and learning principles apply to them as well as anyone? To some degree, yes. However, I’d recommend being aware of and paying attention to the following differences: 1. Pace Generally, executives are very intelligent and can absorb A ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Onboard a New Manager

    How to Onboard a New Manager
    We all know how important it is to provide new hire employees with a good onboarding experience. Proper onboarding helps improve ramp-up time, productivity, moral, and retention. However – what about onboarding a newly promoted manager? Unfortunately, a lot of companies probably don’t pay as much, if any, attention to this. The “onboarding” process is more of a coronation – “I ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    3 Phases of the Employer-Employee Engagement Cycle

    3 Phases of the Employer-Employee Engagement Cycle
    As companies move from transactional, short-term hiring to longer, relationship-building methods, we see that employer and candidate pass through a clear three-phase cycle. These three phases describe the level and quality of engagement between employee and employer, which we call the Engagement Cycle: h3. 1. Attract. The Attract phase is a long-term “dance” between you and the candidate. It includes every ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Why Talent Management Metrics Suck

    Why Talent Management Metrics Suck
    I know he stole it from the great Peter Drucker, but for years now I've heard this constant refrain from my boss: "What gets measured, gets managed." I always want to respond, "Stop already! I get it! I got it the first thousands times, too!" The crazy part is that sometimes I still ignore that advice. Managing people is, after all, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Employment Laws

    Employment Laws
    • *Americans with Disability Act (ADA)* • *The Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliated Act (COBRA)* • *The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)* • *Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws* • *Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)* • *Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)* • *Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)* • *Immigration and Nationality Act* • *National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)* • ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Employee Termination Checklist

    Employee Termination Checklist Know precisely why the employee is being dismissed; the grounds should be based, obviously, upon nondiscriminatory reasons. Once the decision is made, set a private appointment in your office to ensure control and privacy. Under no circumstances should the dismissal be done on the telephone or in a social setting. There is never a “good” time to dismiss, ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Glossary of Training Terms

    Competency A knowledge, skill, ability, or trait which is needed to succeed at a particular task or job. Competency Model A list of critical knowledge, skills, abilities, and traits needed to succeed in a job, job family, or organization. Competency models can be used to select, develop, evaluate, and reward performers. Some competency models focus on baseline (minimal level) skills needed ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Job Posting Form

    This Job Posting form is used to announce and post an open employment position within an establishment. It states the position, date of opening, grade/level, type of position (new/replacement), description of the work, educational experience required, and the salary. Job Posting Form Position Open (title):___________________________________________ Date: _______________ Grade/Level: _________________________________________________ Reason for Opening (check one):    New position      Replacement If new position, ...
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    Five Reasons Leaders Lose Credibility

    Five Reasons Leaders Lose Credibility
    According to the American Heritage Dictionary, credible means: "1. Capable of being believed; plausible. 2. Worthy of confidence; reliable." For our purposes, we'll define credibility as "how believable you are to others." James Kouzes, author of _Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It,_ says, "Credibility is the foundation of leadership. If people don't believe in the messenger, ...
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    Globalization's Impact on the Labor Market

    Globalization's Impact on the Labor Market
    by Rusty Weston | Monster Contributing Writer If globalization were put to a popular vote in the United States, it would lose, according to Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric, one of the world’s largest multinational employers. Opponents of globalization contend that an economic race to the bottom is under way as workers in First World economies will be forced to ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    4 Key Practices for Developing Global Leaders

    4 Key Practices for Developing Global Leaders
    I never thought I'd see this day. One of my colleagues is taking the week off to - get this - watch the World Cup. Now, if you live in Europe or Asia, this is expected behavior, but I live in the U.S., where the World Cup has historically been about as popular as a case of the croup. This got ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Updating "Classic" Management Theories

    Updating "Classic" Management Theories
    I was in a meeting recently and we were discussing the potential impact of a new management initiative we were about to launch. I made a reference to “the Hawthorne Effect”, and half the room, mostly the gen Xers and Ys, had no idea what I was talking about. The crickets were deafening. Now THAT was a senior moment. It did ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Uncomfortable Firing Problem Employee? Get Over It!

    Uncomfortable Firing Problem Employee? Get Over It!
    Yes, it sounds very Arnold Schwarzenegger-esque, but most business owners face the point when they have to look an employee squarely in the eye and say, “You’ve been terminated.” Does the prospect make you uncomfortable? Probably. Should you avoid it and mollycoddle the employee in the hopes of a turnaround? Absolutely not. There comes a point where no amount of training, ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Garnishments Policy

    _The **Garnishments policy** defines garnishments as a court order to an employer to withhold a sum of money from an employee’s wages or salary. A federal levy, which takes precedence over all other garnishments, can take 100 percent of all money due to an employee as of that date. However, it is common for the employee to be allowed to pay ...
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