Policy

  • Clerk Foils Armed Robbery, Then Loses Her Job

    Clerk Foils Armed Robbery, Then Loses Her Job

    Kentucky gas station clerk seeks justice for her dismissal

    Betty Green foiled an armed robbery at the gas station where she worked as a clerk. However, she failed to follow company policy and was dismissed. Continue Reading

  • HR Manager's Confessions: Staff Took Photos Of Their Private Parts

    HR Manager's Confessions: Staff Took Photos Of Their Private Parts

    With its focus on maintaining order in the workplace, human resource management may seem like a sober profession. But HR, as it's more casually known, does have its funny -- even absurd -- side. Just ask Jenny Lawson, a 15-year veteran of the profession, who suggests that organizations' HR offices are "the... Continue Reading

  • Florida's New Drug-Testing Law: Other States To Follow?

    Florida's New Drug-Testing Law: Other States To Follow?

    Florida has become the first state in the nation to adopt a law mandating random drug screenings for state workers. The unprecedented move may result in similar efforts among lawmakers in other states, setting the stage for battles with labor unions and others opposed to drug testing by the government. The... Continue Reading

  • Omaha OKs LGBT Worker Protections

    Omaha OKs LGBT Worker Protections

    After years of effort by the city's gay community, workers in Omaha, Neb., will soon be protected from discrimination based on sexual orientation or identity, following a narrow vote Tuesday to approve such legislation. The win didn't come easy. Omaha's city council voted 4-3 in favor of the ordinance, which... Continue Reading

  • Facebook Policies Tricky For Employers, Workers

    Facebook Policies Tricky For Employers, Workers

    By SAM HANANEL WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the age of instant tweets and impulsive Facebook posts, some companies are still trying to figure out how they can limit what their employees say about work online without running afoul of the law. Confusion about what workers can or can't post has led to a surge of... Continue Reading