When Can You Legally Fire Employees?

When Can You Legally Fire Employees? - http://www.nytimes.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Human Resources
From http://www.nytimes.com 3730 days ago
Made Hot by: on September 2, 2008 4:39 am
When you can legally fire employees isn't an easy question to answer. Laws and cases have become increasingly protective of employees. Although the "at will" doctrine is still prevalent in many states (meaning that you can freely fire an employee at any time), there are many exceptions. Plus, employees are increasingly suing managers and compan Read More

What Happens if Brian Leaves? The Key Employee Problem.

What Happens if Brian Leaves? The Key Employee Problem. - http://blog.smartdraw.com Avatar Posted by Aaronontheweb under Human Resources
From http://blog.smartdraw.com 3731 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 29, 2008 6:29 pm
Brian is great at what he does. Brian is your controller—he manages all of the accounting for your small business. He keeps all of the company's expenses properly documented, finds all of the tax deductions, manages payroll, pays all the bills, negotiates for better rates on the company's health plans, and keeps a sharp eye on all of your accoun Read More

Hiring Part I: Conducting Background Checks

Hiring Part I: Conducting Background Checks - http://www.nfib.com Avatar Posted by PuggieLover under Human Resources
From http://www.nfib.com 3732 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 26, 2008 8:54 pm
When it comes to background checks, employers should be aware of the reasons for performing a background check, what basic information to request, and what legal boundaries exist to protect an employee's privacy. NFIB discusses this topic. Read More

10 Must-Do Steps Before Firing an Employee

10 Must-Do Steps Before Firing an Employee - http://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com Avatar Posted by morecowbell under Human Resources
From http://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com 3736 days ago
Made Hot by: stillwagon428 on August 26, 2008 1:31 am
Nearly 90 percent of discrimination charges are discharge-related. The reasons are obvious: Terminations cause hard feelings, create economic need, and destroy feelings of loyalty, says today's expert. What can HR do? Read More

Six Signs You Don't Care About Workers

Six Signs You Don't Care About Workers - http://www.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by ZaneSafrit under Human Resources
From http://www.businessweek.com 3737 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 25, 2008 2:41 pm
If you believe human assets are your number one asset, you need to read this article in Business Week. Read More

Productive Brainstorms Take the Right Mix of Elements

Productive Brainstorms Take the Right Mix of Elements - http://online.wsj.com Avatar Posted by bsnblogs under Human Resources
From http://online.wsj.com 3738 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 21, 2008 7:06 pm
Harnessing the power of brainstorming in business. Read More

Flex time can be on small business' side

Flex time can be on small business' side - http://www.msnbc.msn.com Avatar Posted by SmallBizGirl under Human Resources
From http://www.msnbc.msn.com 3752 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 8, 2008 6:50 pm
While it's still pretty much the norm for American workers to mold their lives around their bosses' schedules, many small business owners are giving employees flexible work hours, allowing them to take part in outside activities such as grad school, charitable work or second jobs. Read More

When the employee says I quit.

When the employee says I quit. - http://www.smallbiztrends.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Human Resources
From http://www.smallbiztrends.com 3759 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 31, 2008 10:34 pm
Employees don't generally quit without a great inner debate. At what point did this person begin looking to leave and what can you learn from them to benefit the rest of your staff? Here is a brief collection of resources to help you with this question: Read More

Federal Minimum Wage To Increase By 70 Cents

Federal Minimum Wage To Increase By 70 Cents - http://www.npr.org Avatar Posted by luckycharmer under Human Resources
From http://www.npr.org 3766 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 24, 2008 4:44 pm
More than a million low-wage workers will get a pay raise this week. The federal government's minimum wage is set to jump by 70 cents to $6.55 an hour on Thursday. The hike is the second of three annual increases in the minimum wage that were ordered by Congress last year, following a decade with no increase. Read More
Standard reference check questions have become so rote that I can rattle them off half-asleep. How long did the candidate work with you? What were the candidate's strengths and weaknesses? Was he a team player? Try these 8 questions and see what kinds of answers you get: Read More
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