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Florida's Constitution Amendment To Women in the Workplace: Visible Gains, Invisible Barriers

by The Human Equation, Inc. on 10/1/2010

Since WWII expanded women's roles into the military and business arenas, women have been making steady and significant strides toward full equality in the workplace. More...

Florida's Constitution Amendment To Increase Minimum Wage

by Edmund J. McKenna, Board Certified in the Area of Labor and Employment Law - Ford & Harrison, LLP on 10/1/2010

On November 2, 2004, voters in Florida passed an amendment to the Florida Constitution raising the minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $6.15 per hour. More...

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Avoid Sexual Harassment Through Training

by The Human Equation, Inc. on 10/1/2010

Over the last 10 years, incidents of sexual harassment in the workplace have dramatically increased. Statistics from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) indicate that the number of sexual harassment complaints received has risen by 30%. More...

Letting Go of Control Can Empower Your Workers

by Donald A. Phin, Esq. - President, Employer Advisors Network, Inc. on 12/31/2003

For most of the 20th century, "scientific management" drove a command-and-control theory of workplace management. Management told employees exactly what to do and punished them when they failed to do it. In essence, they treated people like machines. More...

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Domestic Violence in the Workplace

by David Khan on 12/31/2003

Domestic violence does not always remain hidden behind closed doors. In fact, the abuse encountered at home often follows an individual to work, resulting in violence in the workplace. More...

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Human Resource Compliance is for Every Business

by Sally Anne Morris - Copyright © 2004 Blethen Maine Newspapers Inc. on 12/31/2003

It's a familiar scenario. Corporate giants and industrial conglomerates facing government sanctions, huge lawsuits and crippling publicity, all over issues of employment law, sexual harassment, discrimination, drug and alcohol testing, even workplace smoking. More...

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Diversity Training

by David Khan on 12/31/2003

In the last three years, employers have become much more concerned about the impact of culture on their workforce. Prior to that date, most diversity initiatives were driven by a need to reduce liability. More...

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Fair Labor Standards Act Compliance Training

by David Khan on 12/31/2003

In 1938, Congress enacted the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This federal legislation mandates payment of minimum wage, overtime pay, restrictions on the employment of children, and record keeping. More...

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Avert Discipline Mistakes by Training Managers

by David Khan on 12/31/2003

As the occurrences of employment litigation increase and jury verdicts become more costly, it seems obvious that managers could benefit from better training and resources to help them avoid making negligible errors. More...

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Change Management: Achieving Results

by Jim Boring on 12/31/2003

For the chief learning officer, changing the culture of an organization is a complex and ambitious undertaking. Those who take on such a task need to have a mix of skills and attitudes that include audaciousness and humility, ideals and street savvy, humor and seriousness, patience and a sense of urgency. More...

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The Importance of Developing a Safety Culture

by The Human Equation, Inc. on 12/31/2003

Many organizations develop various policies and procedures regarding workplace health and safety. These policies and procedures are in response to a myriad of local and federal laws that require compliance with legislative initiatives, but they also evolve from a genuine effort on the part of many organizations to provide a safe and healthful work environment. More...

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Firing easy for Trump, dangerous for others - "The two riskiest things an employer can do are hire or fire somebody," one Blacksburg attorney said.

by Don Simmons Jr. - Reprinted with permission from The Roanoke Times April 15th, 2004, www.roanoke.com. on 12/31/2003

PULASKI - "You're fired."

How easily that haunting phrase rolls off the tongue these days.

Those two little words have launched New York City impresario Donald Trump back into the limelight. More...

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Effectively Managing Occupational Injury and Illness

by Scott A. Pustizzi, SPHR on 12/31/2003

In today's workplace environment, it is vital to manage work-related injuries and illnesses with competence and concern. All too often, employers limit their case management efforts to fulfill only the basic requirements and neglect to maintain an open dialogue with the employee about recovery and return to work. More...

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ADA Training in the Workplace

by David Khan on 12/31/2003

In 1990, Congress enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This federal legislation prohibits employment discrimination against individuals with disabilities, and all supervisors and managers responsible for hiring, firing, and accommodating employees should be trained in ADA compliance. More...

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DOL Official Predicts Hill Democrats Will Not Succeed in Blocking Overtime Rules

by Department of Labor on 12/31/2003

NEW YORK--"It's going to be a long, hot summer," Assistant Secretary of Labor Victoria A. Lipnic said May 20, referring to ongoing efforts by some lawmakers to block parts of revised Labor Department regulations determining which workers are entitled to overtime pay. More...

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The Future of Your Workforce

by Donald A. Phin, Esq. - President, Employer Advisors Network, Inc. on 12/31/2003

An article in The Economist about the future of the corporation concluded that to survive a corporation must be lean, flexible, reputable, and talented. One of the greatest challenges to survival will be government regulation, with an estimated annual price tag of $1 trillion ($1,000,000,000,000) in the U.S. alone. More...

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