NLRB Finds Unionized Employer Cannot Unilaterally Implement E-Verify

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found, in Ruprecht Co., 366 NLRB No. 179 (Aug. 27, 2018), an employer cannot unilaterally implement E-Verify if its employees are represented by a union; rather, it must give the union notice and opportunity to bargain about its implementation. While Ruprecht Co. and UNITE HERE Local 1 were in … Read more

11 Things that Smart HR People Do

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The quintessential office as we know it is being quickly reshaped by numerous game-changing trends. These trends are having a substantial impact on business growth and access to skilled talent with HR at the epicenter. Today’s drastically shifting business, globalization, talent, and regulatory landscape is continuously throwing up new challenges for HR leaders to debate … Read more

Ten Reasons Why Employee Training Is Worth the Investment

If you were given a choice between two different doctors–one that is trained and one that is not–which one would you choose? That’s an easy answer, right? Then why is it that many small business owners and business executives don’t recognize the importance of properly training their employees? There is a myth among small businesses … Read more

Do’s and Don’ts of Workplace Investigations

There is no shortage of news stories about the fallout that can come from harassment. Even if it takes place outside the workplace, harassment can affect an employer’s reputation and bottom line. When an employee makes a harassment complaint that involves specific allegations, an investigation is required. (An investigation may not be required if an … Read more

Overcoming Barriers to Effective Communication in the Workplace

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Communication barriers can very easily turn your harmonious workplace into a hostile one. General confusion, frustration, loss of productivity—these are just some of the ways that communication breakdowns negatively impact businesses of all sizes. It’s been a rough day at your office. Two supervisors aren’t speaking to each other, and they both insist that the … Read more

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