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    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

    Synopsis: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) , which prescribes standards for the basic minimum wage and overtime pay, affects most private and public employment. It requires employers to pay covered employees who are not otherwise exempt at least the federal minimum wage and overtime pay of one-and-one-half-times the regular rate of pay. For nonagricultural operations, it restricts the hours that ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    A Model for OD

    This Model for Organization Development depicts several dimensions from the Organization Development discipline: 1) Making improvements to the organization as it currently exists by: solving known problems, fine tuning processes already in place. 2) Enhancing the organization through envisioned changes to help it reach a new level of performance. The line showing 0% through 100% represents an organization that would be ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Benefits of the Future - Employer Perspective

    Benefits of the Future - Employer Perspective
    The U.S. workforce is in transition. Over the next 25 years, as the Baby Boomer population faces retirement, new generations will be taking the helm of the workforce. This transfer will create a vacuum in the availability of workers, as the larger Boomer population is replaced by smaller successive generations. With the growth in the workforce expected to slow or remain ...
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    How to Deal With Pregnancy, Legally - FAQs

    How to Deal With Pregnancy, Legally - FAQs
    • Provide Another Job • Can She Work? • Length of Leave • Stay off Until Delivery? • Keep Job Open? • Status During Leave • Fringe Benefits • Hiring • Only Marrieds Protected? • All Female Workforce • Income Maintenance • Long-Term Disability • Fringe Benefits • Vacation Provide Another Job Q. If, for pregnancy-related reasons, an employee is ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Cell Phone Usage Policy

    _The **Cell Phone Usage** policy states the Company’s rules governing Company cell phone usage. Cell phones are to be used to conduct Company business only. Employee will be charged for personal usage. Calls must be logged and turned in monthly to be verified against invoice. Other rules apply. Discipline for abuse is stated in the policy._ h4. Subject: Cell Phone Usage ...
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    Workplace Gathering a Meaningful Ritual

    Workplace Gathering a Meaningful Ritual
    One of my former clients, a small department of a large organization, engages in a morning coffee klatch – staff arrives on or before 8 AM, turn on their computers, and then gather around the table in a small lunch room for coffee, tea, cereal, and/or a variety of goodies available. (The office always has a generous assortment of baked goods ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

    Synopsis: Covered employers must grant an eligible employee up to a total of 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for one or more of the following reasons: • for the birth and care of the newborn child of the employee; • for placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care; • to ...
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    The Long Era of Lackluster Leadership

    The Long Era of Lackluster Leadership
    The single greatest business failure of the last 20 years is the inability of organizations to excel at leadership development. Consider this: in 2010, three quarters of respondents to an i4cp study said developing leaders is a highly important issue, but less than a quarter said their company is highly effective in this area. This wildly disproportionate ratio makes leadership development ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Critical Questions for the Employee Experience

    Critical Questions for the Employee Experience
    There’s an interesting guest post on Customers Rock! about customer experience and emotion by Colin Shaw, author of The DNA of Customer Experience. He writes that companies still don’t get the reality that more than half of a customer experience is about emotions – feelings that can either drive value or destroy it. So when he meets with companies, he asks ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Managing a Culturally Diverse Staff

    Managing a Culturally Diverse Staff
    According to Census 2000 one out of every four Americans identified themselves as a member of a minority group, up from one in five 10 years ago. This means that workplaces are becoming more culturally diverse, which often requires managers and others to continually rethink the ways they work with people. “Cultural competencies are not something that you can learn in ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Global Leadership Training Programs

    Global Leadership Training Programs
    Whether you manage a workgroup, oversee a division or run a billion-dollar corporation, to lead in our global economy means to adapt continuously. That means successful executives with an international portfolio must view their own education as a career-long endeavor. Employers have responded to this need with a growing array of global leadership training programs. Whether they’re intensive three-day workshops, a ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Americans with Disabilities Act: Examples of What Is/Is Not a Medical Examination

    Americans with Disabilities Act Examples of What Is/Is Not a Medical Examination Example 1. An employer requires applicants to lift a 30-pound box and carry it 20 feet. This is not a medical examination; it is just a test of whether the applicant can perform this task. But, if the employer takes the applicant’s blood pressure or heart rate after ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    It’s Time to ‘Dis’ Employee Disloyalty

    Walker Information’s 2007 Loyalty in the Workplace study found employee disloyalty is on the rise. The percentage of “high risk” employees (36%) – those who plan to leave their employer within the next two years – now outnumbers the percentage of loyal employees (34%). This trend is frightening when you consider the costs of lost productivity and high turnover. Walker also ...
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    Layoffs and Recalls Policy

    _The **Layoffs and Recalls policy** covers the procedures for: aiding employees whose jobs have been eliminated; alternative action before layoff; maintaining benefits and who is eligible; part-time or temporary employees’ rights during a layoff; “bumping” sequence; and recall notice._ h4. Subject: Layoffs and Recalls h4. Organization: Anonymous h4. Example of: Standard Policy It is the company’s policy to notify an employee ...
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    Lead by Example

    Lead by Example
    It sounds so easy. Lead by example. We can't expect others to do something we don't do ourselves. This applies to any aspect of our lives. — If we aren't punctual, we can't expect others to be. — If we expect others to pick up their shoes around the house, then we need to pick up our own. — If we ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Revolutionize Leadership Styles for the 21st Century

    Revolutionize Leadership Styles for the 21st Century
    The typical boss of the early 1900s liked to see fear in the faces of employees. By the mid-1900s, that same boss had probably lightened up a bit on workers, focusing instead on building a power base. Fast-forward to today's corporate climate and the forced march into disgrace of some of America's most celebrated executives, who leave behind ruined companies, disillusioned ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Business Ethics Policy

    _The **Business Ethics** policy states management’s view on ethics. It reserves the right to determine when an employee’s activities represent a conflict with the Company’s interests and to take whatever action is necessary to resolve the situation—including terminating the employee. It also provides a partial list of activities that would be prohibited by an employee outside of the workplace._ h4. Subject: ...
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    Employer Rules for Hiring Non-US Workers

    Employer Rules for Hiring Non-US Workers
    The immigration debate isn't just about undocumented workers, employers are key players too. No matter which side of the debate you favor or what role you play in the hiring process, job seekers of all kinds should understand the rules that employers must follow when hiring both citizens and noncitizens. The "Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1996":http://www.dol.gov/esa/regs/compliance/ofccp/ca_irca.htm says employers ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)

    Synopsis: Congress approved the National Labor Relations Act in 1935 to encourage a healthy relationship between private-sector workers and their employers, which policy makers viewed as vital to the national interest. The NLRA was designed to curtail work stoppages, strikes and general labor strife, which were viewed as harmful to the U.S. economy and to the nation’s general well-being. The NLRA ...
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    Hiring the "Right Stuff"

    Hiring the "Right Stuff"
    How you approach hiring the right person for a job depends upon the level and type of job. It goes without saying that hiring an entry-level person is substantially different than securing the services of a high-level technical person or a number two or three in the chain of command. In every case, however, reference checking is mandatory. Despite your prior ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +6

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?