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Will Marissa Mayer's Yahoo Maternity Leave Policy Influence Other CEOs

Will Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo Maternity Leave P...

As you may or may not know, Marissa Mayer is the new CEO of Yahoo. Marissa used to work for Google, in a very strong position, however she left Google to become the CEO of Yahoo last July. She was newly pregnant at ...

Seniority and Performance in the Workplace - Fairness and Recognition

Seniority and Performance in the Workplace – Fai...

As employers it is very important to always be counter balancing the rewards and recognition of workers based on seniority and performance. Seniority deserves certain recognition as it shows loyalty, commitment and ...

Should You Go Over Your boss' Head - How to Deal With a Bad Supervisor

Should You Go over Your boss ‘ Head – How ...

A decision to go over your boss' head can be tricky, since upper management may choose to concur with your boss' actions. In these cases, the boss can make the bad situation that you are currently in, worse. So, it ...

Siblings in the Same Workplace

Siblings in the Same Workplace

Since our childhood our siblings have been our best of friends and at the same time worst of the enemies. No matter how much you love them, a simple conflict with them turns into the biggest of the fights. "SIBLING ...

Tips for Safety in the Workplace

Tips for Safety in the Workplace

Statistics show that every year nearly five thousand employees die on the job in the United States. A good percentage comes from jobs and careers in the construction industry. Keeping a tight grip of workplace safet...

Are Unions Still Necessary In The 21st Century?

This question is an interesting one. I am a manager in charge of quite a few union employees in a massive company. While we have a fairly good relationship with the union, I often find myself wondering whether or not the union is a necessary thing anymore. Most issues covered by unions, and that unions were created to stop, are no longer really issues.

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The Awkward Office – When Can You Make Personal Calls at Work?

My mom is not allowed to call me at work. She has my office phone number, but I made her promise to reserve it for emergencies. Of course, her definition of “emergency” differs from mine, and over the years she has been known to call when she’s stuck in traffic, because she saw a baby bunny, and because someone stole a potted plant out of her front yard. I sit at a desk in the middle of an open newsroom, which means my co-workers can hear everything I say in response, such as “Aww, I like bunnies” or “What do you mean you filed a police report? Mom, it’s a plant.”

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Forced time off drives pay deal

About 1,200 county workers furloughed for a week in 2009 amid a ballooning budget gap will get the days back as paid time off under a settlement between unions and the County. The agreement could save taxpayers as much as $1.4 million over the alternative were the unions to prevail in allegations to state labor regulators that the forced time off was improperly imposed. A copy of the settlement was not immediately available, but one union leader said it includes a provision that the county could not try to impose furloughs without negotiation again.

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For Obamacare to Work, Small Employers Must Embrace Exchanges

In the three years since President Obama signed his health-care overhaul into law, the Affordable Care Act has survived virulent opposition, multiple repeal attempts, and a U.S. Supreme Court challenge led by influential lobbying groups, including the National Federation for Independent Business. Many conservative lawmakers remain firmly opposed: Last week, Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.) held a hearing in Washington on Obamacare, saying it threatens “to stifle small business growth across all industries” and “provides economic incentives to reduce employee hours and drop health insurance coverage altogether.”

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More American workers sue employers for overtime pay

The spread of smartphones has tied more workers to their jobs during off hours. Americans were pushed to their limit in the recession and its aftermath as they worked longer hours, often for the same or less pay, after businesses laid off almost 9 million employees.

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Donating and sharing paid time off

Hurricane Sandy highlighted the role of programs that allow employees to donate the value of their unused paid time off (PTO) from work or share it with fellow employees. Following are the main types of programs and their tax treatment.

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Cutting Health-Care Costs for Aging Employees

You’re probably already aware that employers benefit from the experience and maturity of older employees, particularly if they are knowledge workers, and that many can work productively to a later age. “Many times, older employees use less health insurance than younger workers who are having families and taking care of children. That is also reflected in older workers’ lower absentee rates,” says Ted C. Fishman, an expert on global demographic shifts and author of the book Shock of Gray.

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Drug Testing in the Workplace – FWA Full Bench Declares HOW it Can be Done

Recent Fair Work Australia determinations have reiterated that even compulsory testing is a reasonable employer instruction in response to the risks to employee safety posed by drug and alcohol use.

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