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    6 Illegal Interview Questions You Shouldn't Ask

    6 Illegal Interview Questions You Shouldn't Ask
    Need a refresher on which questions you can and can't ask when conducting a job interview? There's no shame in reusing the old standbys, such as "Where do you see yourself in five years?" and "What's your greatest weakness?" And the more colorful questions, such as "What animal best describes you?" and "If you were stranded on a desert island, what ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    HRPeople's All-in-One Employment Law Guide

    HRPeople's All-in-One Employment Law Guide
    Every HR person, whether in a generalist or specialist role, needs to be familiar with employment law mandates at the federal and state level. Recognizing that this is no easy feat, HRPeople has developed an All-in-One Employment Law Guide, with everything you need to get proficient and stay compliant. Do you know all the laws that regulate employment? Check out HRPeople's ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +25
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    What is HR's Role in Employee Termination?

    What is HR's Role in Employee Termination?
    When it comes to terminating employees, HR can help shape the process, guide the conversation and minimize potential damage to both company and employee. But it can't assume the responsibility nor make the task pleasant for anyone involved. Still, "HR should always be a significant part of any termination in any company," says Amy Schrameck, regional director of human resources for ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 about 11 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 11 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Common Law Test

    Employees vs. Independent Contractors The 20 Factors of the Common Law Test 1. Instructions: Employees. An employee is required to comply with instruction about when, where, and how to work. Even if no instructions are given, the control factor is present if the employer has the right to give instructions. Independent Contractor (“IC’s”). IC’s determine on their own on how ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Guidelines for Preparing a Workplace Investigation

    In developing a Workplace Investigation Plan, at a minimum, the employer should: 1. Identify all potential witnesses ● Take the Complaint - Why, where, who, witnesses, documentation - Explain limited confidentiality - Explain no retaliation - Be objective, not judgmental - Communicate a realistic timetable - Do not promise complete confidentiality - Consider interim protective measures if necessary - Instill confidence ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Part II: Hiring and Orienting a New Employee

    Part II: Hiring and Orienting a New Employee
    Be Aware of Employment Laws! The interview process and application forms, in today's arena, are land mines waiting to be stepped on! There are more employment laws today than ever before and questions you used to be able to ask are now grounds for discrimination lawsuits. If you aren't familiar with these laws, you must become so, and the sooner the ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Under What Conditions Should You Test For Drugs?

    Under What Conditions Should You Test For Drugs?
    This article is the last in a short series of articles we have written on drug testing in the workplace. If you have not had the opportunity to read the previous articles, here are the titles and links. The Six Key Elements Of A Drug Abuse Prevention Program Drug Testing In The Workplace...Six Reasons Why Companies Do It. Drug Testing In ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Employment Law and Leaders

    Employment Law and Leaders
    Employment law is my forte. On some days, there's nothing better than reading a recent ruling, grabbing the salient points and being that much more equipped to advise and guide. Employment law is an area that employee relations HR pros need to pay attention to on a regular basis because it is under constant refinement.I am attending the21010 Upper Midwest Employment ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Interview Candidates, Part 3: Keeping It Legal

    How to Interview Candidates, Part 3: Keeping It Legal
    Fair hiring laws were enacted to give every candidate a fair shake in the interview and selection process. Yet more than 40 years after the first of these guidelines became law, job candidates today still are asked questions that are illegal, insulting, and irrelevant to job performance. The keys to eradicating this kind of behavior are ongoing education and consistent interviewing ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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    State Guides

    • *Alabama* • *Alaska* • *Arizona* • *Arkansas* • *California* • *Colorado* • *Connecticut* • *Delaware* • *District of Columbia* • *Florida* • *Georgia* • *Hawai'i* • *Idaho* • *Illinois* • *Indiana* • *Iowa* • *Kansas* • *Kentucky* • *Louisiana* • *Maine* • *Maryland* • *Massachusetts* • *Michigan* • *Minnesota* • *Mississippi* • *Missouri* • *Montana* • *Nebraska* • *Nevada* ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws

    The Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination are: a. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; b. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), which protects men and women who perform substantially equal work in the same establishment from sex-based wage discrimination; c. The Age ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    FLSA Recordkeeping Checklist

    FLSA Recordkeeping Checklist Employers are required to keep records on wages, hours, and other items for at least six years. With respect to an employee subject to both minimum wage and overtime pay provisions, the following records must be kept: Personal information, including employee’s name, home address, zip code, occupation, sex, and birth date (if under 19 years of age). ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 11 years ago | Rate This
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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 ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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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 ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?