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Cough Cough: Stick Out Your Sick Leave Policies and Say “Ahhh”

Cough Cough: Stick Out Your Sick Leave Policies and Say “Ahhh”

No one likes to think about getting sick. Working with a cold, or even the flu, can be an unpleasant reality when deadlines are looming and the work must be done. Yet from an HR perspective, having solid sick leave policies can be crucial to maintaining business-as-usual during that pesky cold and flu season. To maintain a healthy workplace, it is important to understand the law behind sick leave policies, when an employee should obtain a doctor’s note, and how employers can help improve the process.

Ideal Waste of Time: Social Media and its Seismic Shift in the Workplace

Ideal Waste of Time: Social Media and its Seismic Shift in the Workplace

Employees use social media at work. It is not uncommon for most employees to have a cell phone at their desk that flashes with the occasional instant message, or a quick glance at one’s Facebook page after sending an e-mail. For the most part, this is harmless conduct, except for some small amounts of wasted time. But what about when social media usage at work is not so innocent?

Think Before You Ink: Tattoos, Piercings, and Why They’re a Hot Topic in the Workplace

Think Before You Ink: Tattoos, Piercings, and Why They’re a Hot Topic in the Workplace

endra Behringer must have a difficult time at airport security. The Edmonton woman has 22 piercings above her neck – including 7 facial piercings and 15 earrings. Ms. Behringer says she gets a lot of dirty looks, and undoubtedly a few quizzical ones. But some of the most bothersome ones have come from employers. Behringer told the Edmonton Journal recently that one retail manager “didn’t even look at my resume, he just looked at my face” and promptly threw out her resume right in front of her.