10 Secrets to an Effective Performance Review: Examples and tips on employee performance evaluation, writing employee reviews, a sample performance review and employee evaluation forms shows you how to conduct positive, valuable assessments that lead to maximizing staff performance and helping your employees achieve their professional goals and your organization's objectives.
Maternity Leave Laws: 7 guidelines on pregnancy discrimination law, state maternity leave regulations, pregnancy disability leave, plus a sample maternity leave policy — Find out when an employee is entitled to pregnancy disability leave with this new report from Business Management Daily. Don't forget to look at our sample maternity leave policy so you don't end up facing a potential pregnancy discrimination case of your own!
Overtime Labor Law: 6 compliance tips to avoid overtime lawsuits, wage-and-hour Labor audits and FLSA exemption mistakes — Employers, beware! The Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division has added 250 new field investigators—a staff increase of more than a third—to look into noncompliance on wage-and-hour labor issues and FLSA exempt employees' status.
Employment Background Check Guidelines: Complying with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, conducting credit background checks and running a criminal check to avoid negligent-hiring lawsuits shows employers and HR professionals how to properly conduct reference/background checks, select third-party background firms and why screening candidates online on social networking site is legally risky business.
FMLA Intermittent Leave: 5 guidelines on managing intermittent leave and curbing leave abuse under the new FMLA regulations — One of the biggest employer complaints about the Family and Medical Leave Act is the productivity problems caused by employees' use—and abuse—of FMLA intermittent leave. The problem: Employees with chronic health problems often take FMLA leave in short increments of an hour or less.
Best-Practices Leadership: Team management tips and fun team-building activities to boost team performance, collaboration and morale —Read how businesses of all sizes are getting creative with team-building icebreakers and fun team-building activities in this new report from Business Management Daily.
12 Ways to Optimize Your Employee Benefits Program: Low-cost employee incentives, recognition programs and employee rewards — If you’ve had to cut pay and staff and now expect more from those who remained, it’s vital to revamp your employee recognition and rewards program. Employers can double their rewards and recognition efforts in innovative, cost-efficient ways.
Workplace Violence Prevention Toolkit: HR advice, guidelines and policies to keep your workplace safe — Unfortunate but true, HR professionals and managers nationwide must deal with the horrific possibility of violence erupting in their own facilities. To help employers prevent tragedies like those that paralyzed communities across the country in the past several years, Business Management Daily has prepared a free toolkit offering business advice, guidelines and policies aimed at keeping workplaces safe from employee violence.
Workplace Conflict Resolution: 10 ways to manage employee conflict and improve office communication, the workplace environment and team productivity — Disputes between employees are inevitable. But if left unresolved, they can disrupt your department's productivity, sap morale and even cause some good employees to quit.
Office Communication Toolkit: 10 tips for managers on active listening skills, motivating employees, workplace productivity, employee retention strategies and change management techniques — A manager's job is 100 times easier and more rewarding when his or her employees are performing like a well-oiled machine. But when that machine runs slowly or breaks down entirely, a manager's job becomes exponentially harder.
Training Managers To Conduct Effective Performance Appraisals which will help you to help your managers get positive results from their appraisal sessions by providing guidance on setting up appraisal training, conducting and documenting performance appraisals, and dispensing criticism. Plus, give them the tools to create the right atmosphere in which to conduct a review and avoid common performance evaluation traps that can snare any manager.
Effective Document Management For Managers provides your management staff with pointers for deciding on which employee documents to retain and which to pitch, a handy list of required document retention periods for those documents they are most likely to reference, and advice for creating documentation that stands the test of legal time and doesn’t contain embarrassing mistakes.
EEOC Issues Final GINA Regulations walks you through the clarifications and changes in the long-awaited final regulations to Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). Among other things, the final regulations provide examples of genetic tests; more fully explain GINA's prohibition against requesting, requiring, or purchasing genetic information; provide model language employers can use when requesting medical information from employees to avoid acquiring genetic information; and describe how GINA applies to genetic information obtained via electronic media, including websites and social networking sites.
How To Prepare For An I-9 Audit walks you through how to conduct an audit of your organization's I-9 process before government officials do it for you! Learn how to correct mistakes on the forms of both current and terminated employees, familiarize yourself with best practices for storing I-9 forms, discover how a new final rule changes the storage requirements of electronic I-9s, and learn how to prevent making future I-9 mistakes in the first place. Plus, discover how new Puerto Rico birth certificates affect the I-9 process.
Health Care Reform: Getting Ready For 2011 outlines the health care reform requirements that take effect with plan years that begin on or after September 23, 2010 (January 1, 2011, for calendar year plans), and advises employers on the specific actions to take now. Learn about the new dependent coverage rules for adult children and the new rule relating to the purchase of over-the-counter medications. Also covered are interim final regulations related to grandfathered plans, consumer protections, preventive services, and claim appeals procedures.
Protecting Against Electronic Sabotage By Ex-Employees offers practical advice for preventing disgruntled former employees from taking electronic revenge against your organization. The advice is geared to all levels within your company, from executives to IT, to HR, to managers, to employees. Included is a sample electronic security termination checklist.
Best Practices For Preventing FMLA Abuse offers expert guidance on how the final Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations are instrumental in combating abuses related to employee notice, serious health conditions, intermittent leave, and more.
Employing Minors Without Crossing The Legal Line outlines everything employers need to know about employing youths, focusing on such key areas as work hours, safety, and harassment. Learn how to avoid violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act, penalties under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, and harassment and discrimination charges from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Plus, you'll get a summary of the Department of Labor's just-released final child labor regulations, and advice for dealing with interfering parents.
Comprehensive Guide To Health Care Reform For Human Resources provides HR professionals with a concise summary of everything they need to know to make sure that their health plan complies with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Measuring And Improving Employee Engagement gives you everything you need to benefit from an engaged workforce. You'll find advice on how to write an engagement survey, complete with sample questions; get employees to take the survey seriously and respond honestly; and act on survey responses, including specific suggestions for how managers can engage their individual departments.
The 10 Most Common Legal Mistakes Made By Human Resources offers tips from a legal expert on how to avoid the pitfalls that lurk in interviewing and hiring practices, wage and hour issues, privacy notices, training, performance appraisals, investigations, record-keeping, communication breakdowns, accommodations, and non-compete agreements.
Discrimination Training For Managers And Employees: Strategies For Success reviews the most important topics to train on, explores the many training formats available, and offers suggestions for ensuring the training is effective, overcoming resistance from executives and employees, and following up with trainees. Plus, discover why training is one of the best discrimination-prevention measures any employer can take.
The Impact Of Inclement Weather On The Workplace provides you with advice on how best to respond when Mother Nature throws you a curve ball. Learn how to manage requests to bring children into work because of school closures, respond to employees who refuse to commute in bad weather, communicate a weather-based decision not to open the office, respond to weather-related pay inquiries, and protect outdoor workers from frigid temperatures.
The Top 10 FMLA Compliance Problems Under The New Regulations is filled with expert insight on avoiding the compliance problems that continue to plague employers under the final Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) rules. Get advice on managing unscheduled intermittent leave and light-duty assignments; clarifying health care provider certifications; understanding how the FMLA interacts with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Workers' Compensation, and short-term disability; and more. Plus, the report summarizes how the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has expanded the FMLA's family military leave provisions to protect even more individuals.
How To Write Job Descriptions That Are Complete, Accurate, And Legally Sound provides you with nine universal steps every employer can take to write solid job descriptions that keep your organization in step with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) and the final Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations.
Rewarding Employees In Tough Economic Times: Retention Ideas That Won't Bust Your Budget offers lots of innovative ideas for low- or even no-cost perks, services, and practices designed to help keep employees engaged and committed both during and after the current economic crisis. This report also features guidance for managers on motivating employees through personal recognition efforts, and offers advice on how to determine which low-cost initiatives are best for your own organization.
Turning Negative Employee Attitudes Around provides strategies for encouraging job satisfaction; suggestions for dealing with negative employees; and steps for preventing a negative attitude from becoming a legal issue.
Common Policy Writing Mistakes identifies four of the most common blunders employers make when drafting company policies and offers advice for avoiding these traps. Included are actual examples of what not to write — taken straight from actual company handbooks.
Top 6 Ways Managers Will Land Your Company In A Lawsuit highlights six of the most common mistakes any manager can make when it comes to terminations, employee problems, policies and procedures, harassment/discrimination, retaliation, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Each section contains advice you can pass on to managers to keep them from slipping up.
Controlling Absenteeism And Attendance Problems arms you with the techniques on how to improve attendance through motivation, strategies for disciplining employees with chronic attendance problems, plus a rundown of how issues surrounding absenteeism are interpreted under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
State Laws On Final Pay: What And When To Pay Terminating Employees provides you with a revised state-by-state summary of vacation pay upon termination, plus an updated chart summarizing each state's final pay laws.
State Personnel File Access Laws provides you with a state-by-state summary of the statutes under which employees are allowed to inspect their personnel files.
Conducting Workplace Investigations arms you with the basic information you need to know to conduct prompt, thorough, and legal investigations...from receiving a complaint to interviewing witnesses to taking post-investigation actions.
Discipline Done Right offers legal and practical advice for doling out discipline, crafting and polishing a discipline policy, dealing with a problem employee, and adopting progressive discipline techniques.
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