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Timekeeping Software Helps Companies Cheat Their Workers

Timekeeping Software Helps Companies Cheat Their Workers

By Elizabeth C. Tippett, Assistant Professor, School of Law, University of Oregon — There are a lot of ways employers can manipulate your time using timekeeping software, some of which are legal and others highly questionable. If you work on an hourly basis, you may not have given much thought to what happens to your […]

<a href=http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/research-libraries/ target=_blank >Employment Law Legal Research Libraries - TOOL</a>

By David Stephanides — The WK Labor & Employment Law Library provides publications in a single comprehensive source for labor and employment law. WK publications include fair employment practices, labor relations and disabilities law at the federal and state levels and provides comprehensive primary source research materials, annotated explanations along with news and current developments. Aspen Publishers […]

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<a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/28/your-money/making-financial-decisions-when-you-lose-your-job.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss target=_blank >Making Financial Decisions When You Lose Your Job</a>

By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD — About 1.7 million people lose their jobs every month, creating a hugely stressful situation and requiring potentially life-altering choices. Beyond the emotional toll, many individuals agonize over potentially life-altering financial decisions, including how best to manage any money they may be going out the door with. Source: The New York Times – The […]

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7 Simple Ways To Prevent Seasonal Flu In The Workplace

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7 Simple Ways To Prevent Seasonal Flu In The Workplace

Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holiday season drag you down – or worse – give you the flu.This week, in observance of National Influenza Vaccination Week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds all employers and workers of the importance of maintaining a healthy, influenza-free workplace this season and throughout the New […]

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Employers Hiring New Grads Seek Leaders, Communicators, Team Players

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Employers Hiring New Grads Seek Leaders, Communicators, Team Players

Employers hiring new college graduates say they are looking for leaders who can work as part of a team and communicate effectively, according to a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). When employers participating in NACE’s Job Outlook 2015 survey were asked which attributes they look for on a candidate’s […]

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Keep Black Friday Trample-Free

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Keep Black Friday Trample-Free

Retailers don’t let your employees get trampled on Black Friday is the message from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA is encouraging retail employers to implement safety measures to prevent workplace injuries during major sales events, including Black Friday. Tragic consequences and risk to workers can occur if the proper safety procedures […]

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Saying Thank You Can Help You Land the Job

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Saying Thank You Can Help You Land the Job

Your mother told you to do it, and research shows she was right: Saying thank you not only displays impeccable manners but also may give job hopefuls an edge. Ninety-one percent of human resources managers in an Accountemps survey said it’s helpful for job candidates to send a thank-you following an interview. Doing so allows you to […]

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Job Search – 7 Ways Not to Get Hired

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Job Search – 7 Ways Not to Get Hired

Those looking for their first jobs out of college also must look out for potential career pitfalls. In today’s market, there is little room for error, and even seemingly minor mistakes can derail a job search. Accountemps cites seven common job search mistakes and how to avoid them: Restricting your outreach: Spread the word about your job hunt […]

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Have A Sense Of Humor Have More Fun At Work

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Have A Sense Of Humor Have More Fun At Work

Fun and work don’t have to be non sequiturs. And fun doesn’t have to start only when you leave the office. Adding some on-the-job levity can help you build rapport with those around you, relieve workplace tension and contribute to a positive work environment.  In a recent survey, nearly eight in 10 (79%) chief financial officers […]

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Survey Reveals Biggest Work Time-Waster

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Survey Reveals Biggest Work Time-Waster

No surprises here: Web surfing and water cooler chatter are the top time thieves at work, according to a new survey of chief financial officers (CFOs) from Robert Half Management Resources. Nearly one-third (32%) of executives interviewed said non-business related Internet use, including social media, is the greatest work time-waster. Chatting with coworkers ranked a not-too-distant second, […]

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