Category: Human Resources

HR training must cover a lot. From training new employees to experienced managers, you have your work cut out for you. But with articles covering team building, FMLA, FLSA, job descriptions, hiring, and more, we’ll help you stay on top of the latest in training and compliance.

10 Tips to Remember When Hiring Minors This Summer

In yesterday’s Advisor, we presented some of the unique challenges in hiring minors for summer work, specifically whether they should be classified as interns or employees. Today we present 10 tips to remember when hiring minors this summer.

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Summer Work: When Is a Minor an Employee or an Intern?

It’s that time again, when employers are considering hiring minors for the summer—in camps, restaurants, resorts, swimming pools, and anywhere else business picks up in the warm weather months. There are strict laws pertaining to hiring minors.

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Should Your Harassment Training Address Sexual Orientation?

In light of a recent federal appeals court ruling, the short answer is, yes. On April 4, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, which covers Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, concluded that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation.

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Big Data: HR Must Ask the Right Questions

In yesterday’s Advisor, guest columnist Kate McGovern Tornone discussed how improperly trained HR professionals could be buying a lawsuit with big data. Today, Tornone goes over the key risks surrounding the issue and questions HR needs to ask.

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Buying a Lawsuit with Big Data

Employers are increasingly turning to analytics to aid in recruiting, hiring, and more. But with the federal government eyeing “big data” as a potential area needing nondiscrimination enforcement, experts say HR must ask the right questions before buying any products or services.

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Another Case Demonstrates Need for Appropriate Training

A warehouse maintenance worker who suffers from migraine headaches filed a suit against his former employer saying, among other things, that his supervisor retaliated against him for taking medical leave. The alleged retaliation included being denied certain refresher safety training.

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Resolving Workplace Conflicts with Respect

Yesterday’s Advisor offered 10 steps for creating a workplace culture of respect. Today, we’re taking a closer look at how respect can be essential when working to resolve workplace conflicts.

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