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Unintended FMLA Retaliation?

The Family Medical Leave Act is nothing new, and neither are the difficulties, issues and paperwork that comes with it. ┬áMost likely, at one point or another, the FMLA has caused a problem for you and your company. ┬áMaybe you had questions about paying an exempt employee when they take intermittent FMLA leave after using…

To Handbook or Not to Handbook

Terrible Shakespeare paraphrasing aside, the question of whether or not an employee handbook is necessary has been discussed, sometimes heatedly, on a number of occasions. It is easy to see why the employee handbook is ostracized, many are long, boring, heavy and complicated, to the point where an employee needs to hire his or her…

Bringing the Playground to Work

Researchers have determined that workplace bullying may be more harmful to employees, and consequently employers, than sexual harassment. The hidden costs resulting from workplace bullying can be nothing less than staggering. Workplace bullying is defined as repeated, unreasonable actions of individuals (or a group) directed towards an employee (or group of employees), which are intended…