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HRMagazine is a magazine covering human resources for management professionals. Since it was founded in 1955 it has been produced monthly. The magazine is published by Society for Human Resource Management.Subjects for HRMagazine include employment and human resources. The editor is Nancy M. Davis.

Articles from Vol. 59, No. 8, August

5 Types of Bad Bosses
Tina arrived at work early as always and turned on the lights and computers to get ready for her day as a recently hired medical assistant in a busy cardiologists' office in a Washington, D.C., suburb.However, her peaceful morning and professional demeanor...
7 Tips for Avoiding Lawsuits in California-And Anywhere Else
Most California businesses will be sued for alleged employment law violations sooner or later, Jennifer Brown Shaw, an attorney with Shaw Valenza in Sacramento, Calif., told attendees during a session at the 2014 Society for Human Resource Management...
A Disturbing Picture
It's 2:30 in the afternoon. Trying to fight off midday malaise, you head for the break room. As you walk down the hall, you grow uncomfortable when you notice the stares of your co- workers. Your friend Colleen grabs you before you reach the coffee machine....
Companies Urged to Report Employee Health Status
Companies should report their workforce health metrics in their annual reports, a commission of public health experts, business leaders and health insurers has recommended.The commission calls for all companies to include aggregate employee health data...
Conference Illuminates Transformation
At the 2014 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Con- ference & Exposition, held in Orlando, Fla., in June, business and thought lead- ers showed the more than 13,000 attend- ees how the HR profession-and the workplace-is transforming. The...
Culture Clash!
On the financial side, archi- tectural design firm Vocon's acquisition of Conant Architects in August 2013 was speedy and smooth. The prin- cipals hit it off immediately, see- ing their three-month courtship and corporate marriage as a great way to cement...
Employer May Be Liable for HR Manager's Conduct
Velazquez-Perez v. Developers Diversified Realty Corp., 1st Cir., No. 12-2226.A shopping center management company may be liable to a former regional general manager for firing him for alleged performance deficiencies pointed out by an HR manager whose...
Hostile Environment May Come from Nonemployee
Freeman v. Dal-Tile Corp., 4th Cir., No. 13-1481.An employer may be liable for a hos- tile work environment where one of its supervisors has knowledge or should have knowledge of ongoing harass- ment by a nonemployee, but fails to act promptly to end...
How Does an Employer-Initiated Schedule Reduction Affect an Employee on Intermittent Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Leave?
When an employer is required to reduce an employee's scheduled hours because of a decrease in business, the adminis- tration of FMLA leave for an employee who is using it on an intermittent basis can become complicated. The reduction in hours raises...
How Should Employers Manage the Attendance of Newly Hired Employees?
Managing a new employee's attendance begins during the interview and hiring process, when HR and the hiring man- ager communicate their expectations for regular attendance and punctuality. Managers must understand the organi- zation's attendance policies...
Mike Letizia, PHR-CA
Principal Consultant, Letizia HR SolutionsBefore Mike Letizia met with his local SHRM group in 2000, he had never considered networking to be an important part of his career. But once he began exchanging ideas with likeminded professionals, there was...
No-Drama Queen
Cy Wakeman doesn't have time for drama. The best-selling author, keynote speaker and business consultant is too busy waking up management and employees to the importance of accountability to worker engagement and performance. She has spent more than...
Other High Court Rulings Affecting the Workplace
In National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down three of President Barack Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Rela- tions Board (NLRB). The high court unanimously ruled that the appointments were unconstitutional...
Pay Disparity May Breed Discontent
While the Occupy Wall Street protests ended in 2011, the debate on income inequality appears to be far from over. In May 2014, fast-food workers in the U.S. and more than 30 countries walked offtheir jobs, calling for higher wages and the right to union...
Performance Management Gets Social
There are few rituals as universally dreaded in companies as the perfor- mance review. While reactions range from being merely annoyed by the process to detesting it, overall the traditional annual review-like some of the employees gauged by it-consistently...
SHRM Leaders Challenge HR at Annual Conference
More than 13,000 HR professionals- along with more than 1,000 exhibi- tors-were inspired by thought leaders in business and academia and learned new best practices from fellow practi- tioners at the 2014 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual...
Social Work
Ambrosia Humphrey's passion and drive are hard to miss-especially for the CEO with whom she had to share a desk when she began working at social media management company Hootsuite.Humphrey, now vice president of talent at the Vancouver-based company,...
Two Competency-Based Certification Levels Named; Oversight Commission Created
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has announced that its new competency-based certification will be awarded in two levels: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).SHRM President and CEO Henry...
What Does Hobby Lobby Decision Mean for ACA?
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) might have to go back to the drawing board and revise some of its Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations following its recent defeat before the Supreme Court, says Steven Witt, an attorney with Fisher...
What's New
Health and SafetyMINDBODY Inc. has launched a new workplace wellness product called the MINDBODY Exchange, which is modeled after the company's own success- ful wellness program. The MINDBODY Exchange offers employees access to a nationwide directory...
Worker Prevails on FMLA Retaliation Claim
Jackson v. City of Hot Springs, 8thCir., No. 13-1772.A welder who, after exhausting his Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave entitlement, unsuccessfully reapplied for a posted opening of his for- mer job, properly obtained a jury verdict for $56,000...
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