Smaller businesses are often more vulnerable to fraud issues than larger companies based on a lack of overall resources or ineffective or non-existent anti-fraud measures. You can change the dynamics by gaining a better understanding of what constitutes workplace fraud and by putting systems in place to combat fraud. Fraud in the context of a […]
Harassment and Discrimination in a Small Workplace: What Happens if the Business Owner is Involved in Harassment Allegation?
Luckily, the owners and leaders of many smaller workplaces are able to claim that employee relations are great and that employment law really does not concern them. In many cases, those owners and leaders are correct. However, when a claim of harassment or discrimination occurs in a smaller workplace, those workplaces tend to be woefully […]
The Issue of Overweight Workers and Workplace Discrimination
Did you know that there are employers who are refusing to hire overweight applicants because they consider these applicants to be a health risk? Or that there have been employees that have been fired because they cannot keep up with company mandated rules regarding what is deemed to be a healthy weight? From the overweight […]
Report Highlights How To Identify and Manage Workplace Bullying
Workplace bullying. A distasteful phrase that has become part of the lexicon of our society. Bullying, as we now understand, is not only limited to school kids on the playground. It’s actually a form of harassment that far too many working adults experience on a day-to-day basis. There seems to be a renewed sense of urgency […]
The Obvious (And Not So Obvious) Reasons For Absenteeism Issues
As an employer you get that your staff needs occasional time away from work due to illness, a planned vacation, or just to run errands during business hours. But not all absences are created equal. Oftentimes there are personal issues that employers may not be aware of that impact the need for time away from […]
Turning Your Employee’s Mistakes Into Learning Opportunities
Even the best employees make mistakes once in a while, but what do you do with a staffer whose mistakes are chronic? Constant errors by just one employee can breed frustration and resentment from co-workers and affect overall productivity, work quality and in worse case scenarios, workplace safety. Corrective action is the norm in these […]
Is Banning Dreadlocks at Work Racial Discrimination? A Federal Court Says No
A federal court dismissed a claim of racial discrimination filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of a job candidate who was not hired by a company because of her dreadlocks. The candidate was offered a job by Catastrophe Management Solutions (CMS) on the condition that she cut her dreadlocks. The candidate […]
Do You Recognize These Five Common Employee Issues?
Poor work habits. It is a workplace issue that all employers will inevitably face regardless of the type or size of your company and despite your management style. No matter how strong your team may be, you will one day have to deal head on with the employee who is always late for work. Or […]
Does Your Company Comply With GINA?
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) has been in existence for five years but many employers aren’t familiar with the details relating to the Act. GINA was enacted as a safeguard for applicants who may be screened out for job opportunities for health reasons by employers who may use genetic information to save on health […]
Do March Madness Office Pools Put Your Company at Risk?
For the next 3 weeks, employees everywhere will be absorbed in March Madness office pools. March Madness, the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) annual basketball tournament will dominate water cooler conversation across the nation. It is estimated that approximately $1.2 billion will be lost in productivity as employees participate in office pools, watch the games […]
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