A Brooklyn man has sued his former employer for firing him because of his weight, court documents show.
A lawsuit, filed June 19 in the Kings County Supreme Court, maintains that Jerry Greenberg, the owner of the art framing store Frame it in Brooklyn Inc., withdrew an offer of employment to Seth Bogdanove... Read More »
By Debra Auerbach
In a perfect world, you and your boss would have similar personalities, agree on everything and get along 100 percent of the time. In the real world, you're not always going to click with your manager. While not being BFFs with your boss doesn't always cause problems, there are some warning... Read More »
A bad boss can derail careers, lower morale and hurt company's productivity. But how many workers actually are in this predicament? Quite a lot, if you believe the results of a new survey from Glassdoor, the employment-information company. The survey of 2,054 workers -- which was conducted by Harris Interactive... Read More »
When you're looking for a job, you spend a lot of time thinking about what to say. What to say on your resume, what to say during an interview and what to say when it's time to follow up with an employer. But once you get the job, it's just as important to make a point to know what not to say -- especially when... Read More »
The Great Recession left millions of middle-class Americans without jobs, and many have had no luck in finding another one. Some, seemingly, are so desperate that they've signed up with the new CBS reality show, "The Job," in the hope of landing a position with a high-profile employer, such as Epic... Read More »
You might remember in early 2012 the report of an employer who was demanding that applicants turn over social media passwords. Suddenly, employees came forward with similar stories, prompting Facebook to threaten suit against employers who violate user privacy. Since then, states have jumped into action.... Read More »
By Robert Frank
A flurry of emails from CEOs telling workers how to vote in November has raised a troubling question: Can a company legally tell workers how to vote?
For the most part, the answer is yes.
Election regulators and corporate lawyers say no federal election law specifically prevents employers... Read More »
Think all the responsibility associated with being the top boss makes for a more stressful life? According to a new study, not so much.
Researchers at Stanford University and Harvard University found that leaders at higher levels had less stress than those in lower- or non-leadership posts. The findings runs... Read More »
Everyone could use something at work. Part-time workers want more hours. Interns want to be made full-time employees. Hourly employees want to be salaried, with benefits. But what most any paid employee can agree on, is that a bigger paycheck is always welcome.
So, then, how do you reach that goal of earning... Read More »
Michelle Edwards says she called in one hour late to work, telling her boss she needed to care for her mother, recovering from surgery. But the boss' response was that she was already fired for "no call, no show," according to the lawsuit Edwards filed against her employer, Advanced Temporaries Inc. Read More »
By Kelly Eggers
It's one thing to have a bad boss. It's an entirely different story when your bad boss is one of many at your firm. That could indicate a deeper problem suggesting your company's management culture needs an overhaul.
Companies with poor management practices typically have employees who are... Read More »
By Robert Half International
The old adage "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer" conveniently omits any reference to frenemies -- people who seem like an ally one minute and an adversary the next. You know the type: he happily collaborates on a project, but then claims full credit as soon as it... Read More »
By Susan Ricker
As your boss walks by your cubicle, she casually mentions that the team is getting pizza for lunch. But you know that she's really saying, "Nobody's getting a raise this year." Understanding your boss's communication style will save you from sleepless nights of trying to decode her... Read More »
Most workers seek a career that progresses upward -- taking them from entry-level employee to midlevel manager to senior leader. But not everyone has dreams of being the boss. Some people enjoy being a producer, rather than a manager; and still, others would rather work in middle management than in the... Read More »
Whether or not you realize it, your company may be monitoring what you are doing on your work computer. Even if you think certain personal Web surfing or emails are innocent, if you're on a company-owned machine or network, that activity may be grounds for dismissal. Especially in this economy, where some... Read More »