• Food manufacturer pays millions in back wages to temporary workers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania

    November 3, 2015 | HR News

    According to a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) press release, two federal investigations have found that temporary production line workers at J&J Snack Foods Corp., a North American manufacturer and distributor of popular food and beverages, were significantly cheated out of their wages by the company and two staffing firms hired to provide the workers. J&J’s products include End excerpt

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  • Freedom and opportunities for collaboration are cherished benefits, survey finds

    November 3, 2015 | HR News

    A newly released survey from Jive Software, Inc. in Palo Alto, California, finds that seven out of ten (72%) employees want to use more technology in the workplace that enables them to work from anywhere. Furthermore, the same percentage state that the freedom to try new tools makes them more effective in their jobs, with 43% finding End excerpt

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  • 10 Key Strengths All Great Managers Share

    November 3, 2015 | HR News

    Matthew Hayes discusses ten key strengths managers share in a BLR webinar entitled ‘All-Star Supervisors: 90 Minutes Gives Them the Key Traits They Need to Effectively Lead & Succeed.’ He provides the following information regarding ten key strengths that all great managers in your organization should have: Planning: Star managers develop results focused plans of action. Organization: Great management End excerpt

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  • ‘I love my job but I’m leaving,’ say 42% of very satisfied workers in new survey

    November 3, 2015 | HR News

    Nearly one out of two employees who said they are very satisfied with their organizations and their jobs (45% and 42%, respectively) are also looking to leave, according to recentInside Employees’ Minds™ research, which surveyed 3,000 people representing a complete cross-section of the US workforce. The new survey from Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth, End excerpt

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  • Independent Contractors vs. Employees: DOL is Knocking

    November 3, 2015 | HR News

    By Susan Prince, JD, Legal Editor Whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor is critical when it comes to important issues such as pension eligibility, workers’ compensation coverage, wage and hour law, and many other matters. Employers frequently retain the services of independent contractors (also referred to as consultants or freelancers) to assist End excerpt

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  • Confidence levels among manufacturing and logistics workers continues to rise

    September 30, 2015 | HR News

    The Randstad Manufacturing & Logistics Employee Confidence Index (ECI) rose from 55.9 at year-end 2014 to 60.8 points in mid-year 2015, representing an increase of 4.9 points. This is the second straight wave of growth in the ECI among this group, which was 53.3 one year ago. The online survey, conducted by Harris Poll among End excerpt

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  • FLSA: Pennsylvania strip club can’t force stripper to arbitrate

    September 30, 2015 | HR News

    By Gregory J. Wartman A Pennsylvania federal court recently ruled that an arbitration agreement that a strip club forced an exotic dancer to sign was unenforceable because it imposed an involuntary, unknowing loss of collective action and class action rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Background Jessica Herzfeld began working as an exotic End excerpt

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  • Massachusetts earned sick leave regulations issued

    September 29, 2015 | HR News

    Just before the effective date of the state’s new earned sick time law on July 1, 2015, Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) Maura Healey issued final regulations for the law. The regulations, which differed considerably from proposed regulations, contain some important information for Massachusetts employers: Documentation. An employer may require written documentation for an employee’s use End excerpt

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  • The 4 ‘C’s of employee benefits technology

    September 14, 2015 | HR News

    By Gerry Leonard, President, ADP® Benefits Services Employers currently face a number of challenges, including an evolving compliance landscape, new pressures to rein in costs, and ongoing retention issues emerging from job-hopping millennials. Against this backdrop, health care benefits technology has become an area of increasing importance for employers. Employee Benefit News® research confirms this End excerpt

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  • 10th circuit: Oklahoma employee reveals medical issue at discipline meeting—now what?

    September 14, 2015 | HR News

    By Steven T. Collis You’re all set to discipline an underperforming employee. You sit down for the disciplinary meeting, but just as you start discussing the employee’s performance problems, she reveals she has back and neck pain because of work-related stress. What do you do? This article provides some practical steps you can take to End excerpt

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