Weekend Round Up: The EEOC and disputing common wisdom

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HR Director: “What If Employees Actually Were an Asset?”

Are employees and asset?Even though the analogies are British, the concept applies. Common wisdom says that “employees are our greatest asset”, but are they really? What if we thought about our employees as an asset, as sports teams do, and helped them perform better in a holistic ...

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FCRA: What does it mean now?

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FTCDebtor’s financial records are available to debt collectors through Accurint, a service provided by LexisNexis; however, earlier this month, a federal judge required a payment of $13.5M for violations of the FCRA. The violation was caused by LexisNexis’ refusal to allow consumers to review their own records, possible because of a questionable call on the part of the FTC. The judge opines ...

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Weekend Round Up: Falsified execs, interviewing tips and the candidate experience

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Media Bistro: “Communications Executive Resigns After Background Check Uncovers Red Flag”

truth in your resumeYet another falsified degree is uncovered in an employee background check—this time, it was for Wal-Mart’s communication vice president. In his leadership assessment, necessary for his promotion, a third-party employment screening firm discovered that he never received a degree from the University of Delaware. Though he attended the school for four ...

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Weekend Round Up: IRS, EEOC and HR in the C-suite

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September 13-14, 2014

office snacks now taxedInc.: “Free Food Makes Employees Happy, So Naturally the IRS Wants to Tax It

As if there weren’t enough tax codes currently that small businesses have to follow, the IRS is now looking to tax food supplied in the office, including lunches and snacks. Inc. magazine and the Washington Post both commented on the potential tax this weekend. Your morning muffin ...

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What’s your rehire policy?

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Most companies have a rehire policy of some kind—you have to differentiate between those employees you want back on your team and those who can never, ever darken your doorway again once they walk out. But, what determines whether an employee is eligible for re-hire or not?

Recently, a hospital management change in New Orleans resulted in the layoff of 20 nurses. While the management company says they decided not to rehire the employees, ...

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Weekend Round Up: The ADA and Workforce Substance Abuse

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Sept. 7—Sept. 8, 2014

ADA accommodationsTLNT.com: “Court: ADA Requires Accommodating Employees with Angry Outbursts”

According to a recent lawsuit, the employee listed angry outbursts directed at subordinates, among the symptoms of his physical ailments. The article goes on to list other issues in the case, including Sugar Bear. It also points out how unlikely it is that your company will be prosecuted for demanding better behavior from your employees.

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Weekend Round Up: Work Martyrs, Female Job Applicants, and Hiring with Disabilities

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You’ve likely heard the statistic, but, as this article points out, the reason has commonly be cited as a lack of confidence (since men apply when they meet only 60 % of the qualifications). It turns out, there may be something else at play here—namely, that women need more information on how the hiring process works. This article also provides information from a Hewlett Packard report that highlights differences in the behavior of men and women in the hiring process.

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