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Employers: Sticks and Stones May Break Bones, but (Allowing) Name Calling Can Get You Sued

It goes without saying — but is worth repeating — that employers are legally obligated to ensure that the workplace is free of harassment and abuse. Yet, some employers mistakenly believe that inappropriate rhetoric that stops short of threats, racism or sexism is, while not endorsed or encouraged by management, …

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Employers: 10 Questions to Answer as Employees Return to the Workplace

If there is one certainty about the ongoing conavirus pandemic, it’s that nothing is certain. Each day — and sometimes each hour — brings new information. The good news is that there is growing (albeit cautious) optimism that the worst may be over, and that some semblance of pre-crisis normalcy …

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Court Ruling Warns Employers to Beware the Pitfalls of Flawed Failsafe Provisions

A recent court case has clarified — and in essence, warned — employers about the limits failsafe provisions.  A failsafe provision is a section of a termination clause in an employee agreement, which holds that an employee who is terminated must receive at least what he or she is entitled …

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Best Practices for Helping Remote Workers Maintain Work-Life Balance

While telecommuting was growing in popularity well before the pandemic, in recent months the number of remote workers has surged to unprecedented levels. Furthermore, a Gartner survey found 74% of CFOs plan on permanently shifting at least 5% of previously on-site employees to remote positions post-COVID 19, and several large …

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7 Strategies that Drive Agile HR

First, we had the Information Age. Then came the Digital Age. And now, we’re on the cusp of a new epoch: welcome the Agile Era. To start with — and to avoid offending all of the IT professionals out there — agile isn’t new. Its roots in the software development …

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7 Regrettable Human Resource Mistakes that a Surprising Number of Organizations are Making

In his classic hit My Way, the Chairman of the Board himself Frank Sinatra crooned: “Regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again, too few to mention.” However, a surprising number of organizations cannot make the same claim — not even during karaoke at a wedding — because they’re making …

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The right way to keep your office safe — or re-open your office safely — an HR expert explains best practices

With the recent disruption of operations, HR and Professional Employer Organizations (PEO) have had to adopt innovative measures to help their organizations adapt to the new normal. It has been the most challenging period for even the most experienced professionals in the field. The focus of HR professionals and PEOs …

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It is 2020 – has the “sick note” lost its relevancy? Alternatives for those sick of the sick note.

While the relevance of the sick note has been on the decline for years, recent events have reignited the debate over the worth and justification of sick notes. At the center of the debate is the semi-famous sick note posted on Reddit five years ago from an Alberta doctor that …

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Handling HR volatility with expert PEO and EOR — the new “go-to” HR options in the challenging 2020 COVID-19 crisis

Most companies’ main issues in the devasting COVID-19 crisis — aside from competing in shrinking economies — are likely employee productivity and safety. The combination of economic stress and human safety is unprecedented and volatile in terms of HR management. Not only do we have to deal with “normal” HR …

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