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Fired For Violating a Company Policy

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I did break a policy (that I was unaware of), and the company did not wish to discuss the matter further. To read the answer, click here: Dilemma of the Month: Fired for Breaking Company Policy. The post Fired For Violating a Company Policy appeared first on Evil HR Lady If you have any pointers, I’d appreciate your input.

2016 83
2016 83

Every Business Should Like This Facebook Policy

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Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg , who lost her her husband unexpectedly in 2015, announced that Facebook would be changing their already above average bereavement leave policy of 10 days to 20 for immediate family member and 10 for extended family members. The average company offers three days of bereavement leave.

2017 54

Is a Bring Your Own Device Policy a Good Cost Saver or a Legal Nightmare?

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So, why not have a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy? You can also use a BYOD policy for computers and several companies do. But it is.

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2016 2017 78

Discover How Your Rigid Sick Leave Policy Hurts Your Business

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The company had a clear policy – 3 days gone and you’re out – and the HR department applies it fairly and across the board. Sounds like a great sick leave policy with no room for bias or discrimination to play a role. To keep reading, click here: Discover How Your Rigid Sick Leave Policy Hurts Your Business

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Yahoo’s Sketchy Termination Policy May Land Them in Hot Water

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To keep reading, click here: Yahoo’s Sketchy Termination Policy May Land Them in Hot Water California is an at-will employment state.

Exempt Employees with Same Titles and Different Rules

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With no written policy or standard on start times of my position, how can there be disciplinary threats surrounding my arrival times? Maybe.

2016 77

Why IBM’s Move to Limit Telecommuting (a la Marissa Mayer) Is Doomed

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IBM, which has long had a large telecommuting population , has made a massive policy change: Move into one of six offices, or leave the company. According to The Register this was announced through a confidential video, viewed by their staff. IBM, which has had 19 consecutive quarters with declining revenue, clearly has some problems.

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Do I have to pay an employee who works through lunch?

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But, you’re not putting an end to it for the sake of adhering to policy. Policy is great, but it doesn’t exist in a vacuum.

2015 89

How to Implement Yearly Reviews

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I work for a small, established company, and we don’t have policies in place for employee reviews. Actually, we don’t really do reviews at all. I find this odd. Is there a reason a company wouldn’t ask for or provide formal feedback? If I wanted to put a procedure in place for the people I manage in my department, what would I need?

2015 80

Is It Time to Build an HR Team?

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Before you have enough employees to justify a full-time HR person, you should consult with an employment attorney in your state to make sure your pay policies are legal. Draft an employee handbook with vacation, sick time and nondiscrimination policies, as well. We’ll break it down step by step. Step 1: The Outside Experts.

2016 74

Applying for New Jobs While on FMLA

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Is it company policy that they fire everyone who goes on a job interview? I work in a hospital where we just hired a new boss 15 months ago.

2016 77

What Your Boss Doesn’t Want You to Know

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Well, companies have set policies in place for terminations. The policies allow for double checking to make sure no one is terminated because of race or gender and that similar consequences happen for similar bad behavior. But, what we perceive as reality isn’t always true. Here are five of them: 1. I Can’t Fire You.

2015 84

How to Balance Customer Happiness with Employee Happiness

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They demand things that violate policy. They treat employees that didn’t make the policies horribly. We all know that the customer is often wrong. They are huge pains in the rear end for oh, so many things. However, without the customers, we have no business. You don’t want that.

2015 71
2015 71

In Our Attempt To Make Workplaces Friendly to Moms, Don’t Forget Dads

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But, while CNN had a generous policy of 10 weeks paid leave for women who had given birth, and for men and women who had adopted or used a surrogate, they only allowed 2 weeks paid leave for biological fathers. Some dads think so and they are fighting back. They aren’t just complaining to the HR department, they are going to court.

2015 69

What HR Jargon Do You Need to Know?

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So, I decided I needed to do something different than policy analysis, but what? When I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Political Science, there weren’t many jobs available for someone who was trained in judicial politics. Okay, there were no jobs in judicial politics in the town where I lived.

2015 74

The Dark Side of Telecommuting to the Office

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In fact, so many people want this that a lot of companies have implemented telecommuting policies. The perk that many, many people want ?

It Takes a Village to Boost Employee Job Satisfaction

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When your business has multiple locations, it can be difficult to have consistent policies and happiness across the board. Job satisfaction is critical to keeping your workforce happy and productive. If people are satisfied with their jobs, they are more engaged, work harder and are less likely to leave for another job.

2017 30
2017 30

My Boss Questioned Me About Personal Texts

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I told my manager that 1) I keep my phone turned off and locked my locker during work hours, 2) if this person was texting on the clock it was their policy violation, not mine, and 3) I did not text anything negative about the manager or any coworkers (and that’s the truth). Frankly, in a pharmacy, it’s probably good policy.

2015 67

It Takes a Village to Boost Employee Job Satisfaction

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When your business has multiple locations, it can be difficult to have consistent policies and happiness across the board. Job satisfaction is critical to keeping your workforce happy and productive. If people are satisfied with their jobs, they are more engaged, work harder and are less likely to leave for another job.

2016 33
2016 33

Do You Tell People Your Pronouns?

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To read more click here: Vanderbilt’s Pronoun Policy Should Not Come to Your Office. Really. It’s not necessary.

2016 39
2016 39

Bullying or Harassment or Am I Missing Something?

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I would always obtain approval to do so, and I would always provide notification of the appointment (or whatever it was) well within the company policy for Excused Absences. I was brought to your site by fate, and have finally decided you are probably the best person to give me advise with my current situation. That was it. Your thoughts?

2016 41

How to Implement Yearly Reviews

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I work for a small, established company, and we don’t have policies in place for employee reviews. Actually, we don’t really do reviews at all. I find this odd. Is there a reason a company wouldn’t ask for or provide formal feedback? If I wanted to put a procedure in place for the people I manage in my department, what would I need?

2015 48

Should I Repay $20,000 in Relo for a Career Opportunity?

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It’s horrible and my official policy is that you should only go into debt for 3 things: Housing (within your means!), I am currently underemployed by my current company. When I started out in their training program I was told I would have the opportunity to work in a variety of different departments. Sounds perfect, right? Clear.

2015 49

Carnival of HR: Food Edition

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FMLA: Kristen Frasch at the HR Leader Board writes Your Attendance Policies Could Buy You a Lawsuit. Welcome to the Carnival of Human Resources.

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Swiss Saturday: Handshakes, Swimming Pools, and Annoying Foreigners

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Essentially, the policy is you can practice your religion, no problem, but you better make sure it’s actually your religion and not your culture. Swiss culture has hit the news in a couple of ways this week, so I thought I’d share my experiences. Now, all of you might be saying, “Hey, that’s a great idea! Culture.

2017 16

Fraternization Policy

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I think anti-fraternization policies are really difficult to write and police. Do you have anything on the above, or work rules regarding supervisors and people that report to them having a friendship outside of work. It is becoming disruptive to the workplace. How do you get people to stop being friends? You need to manage the results.

Ask the Readers: How Can You Get Women to Work on a Day Without Women

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Our policy says that we can ask for a note at our discretion, but would this be discrimination? I’m a manager in a female dominated profession that serves some of the most vulnerable in our society. March 8 is a protest day in the United States called a Day Without Women. ” We have separate vacation and sick time banks.

Swiss Thursday: Guaranteed Vacation Time

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Everyone knows that “Europe” has fabulous vacation policies. (I I put Europe in quotation marks because I’ve encountered so many people that don’t understand that the different countries in Europe vary wildly in so many things, EU or not.) In Switzerland, you’re guaranteed 4 weeks of paid vacation. True story!).

The Strangest Vacation Policy I've Ever Seen

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We are a very small company and, up until now, haven’t had a need for anything more than a vacation policy. Recently, I have been placed in charge of creating a sick leave policy or PTO policy. My research has lead me to wonder about the legality of our vacation policy. Where the issue lies is taking the vacation time.

Why the Walmart Ruling is Good For Everyone

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The reason Walmart prevailed had a lot to do with their policies--or lack thereof. The Supreme Court gave the victory to Walmart today. This is good news for all of us. Why the Walmart Ruling is Good For Everyone

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Why Your Salary Is Unfair

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For salary increase guidelines my company has a policy where the industry range for each given position level plotted on a bell curve is used as the basis. Dear Evil HR Lady, I have been chronically underpaid by my company and obviously the way I am going about remedying this has not worked. I am hoping you can provide some pointers.

HR Roles

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Your senior benefits people will be choosing health plans, negotiating with vendors and developing policies. First I must say how much I’ve enjoyed your blog – it helped me a lot when I applied for a new job last year. Now (for only the second time in my career) I work for a company that is large enough to actually have an HR department!

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Why Your Annual Review is Unfair

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This is company policy that I don’t think he can do anything about, but it’s extremely disheartening. Dear Evil HR Lady It’s employee evaluation time again, and I am feeling very frustrated. For the past two years my boss has given me the highest possible evaluation. Do I just shrug my shoulders and go along with this unfair system?

2011 16
2011 16

New Policy

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When I'm put in charge of employee policy, I'm definitely adding this poster to the handbook. And posting it next to the cafeteria.

New Policy

Evil HR Lady

When I'm put in charge of employee policy, I'm definitely adding this poster to the handbook. And posting it next to the cafeteria.

Guns at Work: Should You Be Able To Defend Yourself?

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If a gunman appeared where you work, would your company policy allow you to fight back? Should it? To read more click here: Guns at Work: Should You Be Able To Defend Yourself

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Google's 10% Raise: We Don't Care About Our Employees

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In the end, forget a 10% raise, I'd simply kill for a "20% time" policy. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil? Need to fire someone? Really.

Fraternization Policy

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I think anti-fraternization policies are really difficult to write and police. Do you have anything on the above, or work rules regarding supervisors and people that report to them having a friendship outside of work. It is becoming disruptive to the workplace. How do you get people to stop being friends? You need to manage the results.

Policy Problem

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I had asked one of our HR ladies via e-mail 3 different times to supply me with the tuition reimbursement policy our company has. I found the policy and sent her the link since she obliviously didn't know where to find it. How am I supposed to follow policies that I am not privy to? Do you have a vacation policy or not?

Policy Problem

Evil HR Lady

I had asked one of our HR ladies via e-mail 3 different times to supply me with the tuition reimbursement policy our company has. I found the policy and sent her the link since she obliviously didn't know where to find it. How am I supposed to follow policies that I am not privy to? Do you have a vacation policy or not?