Understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act

By Sarah Dahl, Melanie Reid 180 Sept-Oct 2015 The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, or FLSA, is a federal statute that provides certain protections [...]

4 tips for dealing with union organization at your store

Due to a recent proliferation of union organizing efforts, more companies may be finding out what it means to have store employees unionizing. If you're [...]

Romance in the workplace

It happens all the time. Co-workers get attracted to each other and next thing you know…. Workplace romances can impact the productivity and morale of [...]

4 tasks for spring cleaning your human resources department

Spring is the season when windows get cleaned, soil gets turned and everything feels fresh and bright. When spring fever strikes you on a sunny [...]

Employees abusing sick days?

Employers provide sick leave for good reasons. Employees appreciate being able to practice good self-care while not losing income. When workers with a cold or [...]

3 ways to prevent communication catastrophe in your natural business

My experience shows me that when communication breaks down, so do any number of other systems in the organization. When we create a culture in [...]

Trial Periods for New Employees

Questioning At Will Employment

By Carolee Colter 152 January - February - 2011 In the previous edition of this magazine (CG #151, November–December 2010) we read about the progress [...]

Getting and Giving Employment References

By Carolee Colter 025 November - December - 1989 An applicant's past performance in previous jobs is one of the best indicators you will get [...]