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Archive | January, 2007

Short takes: extreme work, discrimination, home workers, pet peeves and more

Extreme work – Chris McKinney of HR Lawyers’ Blog discusses the the dangers inherent in a culture of extreme work. Discrimination research – Workplace Prof Blog calls our attention to a disturbing study that finds skin-tone prejudice against darker-skinned legal immigrants. “Light-skinned immigrants in the United States make more money on average than those with…

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Flexible work environments

Some of the nation’s leading employers are throwing out the old rule book and experimenting with flexible work arrangements in an effort to attract, retain, and motivate the best employees. Here are a few related stories we noted this week: Smashing the Clock by Michelle Conlin, Business Week Online: “At most companies, going AWOL during…

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Short takes: Avoiding mistakes in hiring, FMLA, cell phone policies, the lighter side

George Kittredge of Labor and Employment Law offers seven personnel policies to avoid when hiring. Tracey Levy at Human Resource Executive Online answers some reader questions about employer obligations under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Susan M. Heatherfield of Human Resources at About.com offers a cell phone use sample policy. Liz Ryan of BusinessWeek.com…

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Short takes: NY law, employment trends, happiness at work, and “by the numbers”

NY public sector employers, take note – Diane Pfadenhauer of Strategic HR Lawyer covers the essentials of the New York Workplace Violence Prevention Law which affects public sector employers in New York State beginning on March 7, 2007. The Law is designed “to ensure that the risk of workplace assaults and homicides are regularly evaluated…

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