Suspicious Timing of Firing Restores Employee’s Retaliation Claim

​Takeaway: Suspicious timing between a protected activity under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and a materially adverse action may help support a retaliation claim. Courts often look at... Read more »

Defense Contractors Are Learning to Accept Remote Work

​The defense contracting community is not known for making big changes to standard operating procedure. But like many other employers, these firms—which work with U.S. military and intelligence agencies and employ people... Read more »

Is a Companywide Vacation Right for Your Organization?

You wouldn’t think that vacations would be a hard sell in today’s stressful workplace. Yet a management expert finds only 44 percent of working Americans take advantage of all their earned time... Read more »

Viewpoint: The Best Way to Reward Employees for Sharing Good Ideas

​Editor’s Note: SHRM has partnered with The Conversation to bring you relevant articles on key HR topics and strategies. Companies can increase not only the volume but also the quality of employee suggestions and... Read more »

Minnesota Poised to Ban Noncompete Agreements

​Minnesota is close to enacting a near-total ban on the use of covenants not to compete. The Minnesota Legislature released a conference committee report on the bill (MN SF 3035), which reflects... Read more »

Ending Temporary Work Assignment Not Considered Discharge

​Takeaway: The end of a staffing agency employee’s temporary work assignment was not a discharge from her employment, and so the employee was not entitled to immediate payment of final wages under... Read more »

Nearly Half of Accommodations for Disabled Employees Cost Nothing

​A recent report revealed that one-time workplace accommodations for employees with disabilities are typically cheaply priced. In many instances, they have no cost to employers. The Job Accommodation Network (JAN), a workplace... Read more »

Addressing Imposter Syndrome: What Employers Can Do

​Have you ever feared that you’ll be “found out” as a fraud, not equipped to handle a job or new responsibility? That feeling is called imposter syndrome—a term coined in 1978. However,... Read more »

Performance Appraisal Bombshells: Delivering Bad News

The first rule of performance reviews is that employees should never be surprised by what is said. Assuming that managers are speaking with their reports in real time throughout the year, providing... Read more »

Racial, Gender Discrimination in Tech Industry Worsening

​As mass layoffs continue to plague the technology industry, a new report by tech career marketplace Dice revealed that racism and sexism are growing problems in the profession. According to the survey... Read more »
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