Employee rights are in a fragile place these days. That makes it very important to understand exactly what rights you do have and to insist that employers observe them.
The current presidential administration has hit unions pretty hard -- but one is now hitting back in court in order to defend the rights of federal employees.
Do you know that writing an email to someone in all capital letters is the same, in modern electronic etiquette, as yelling at them in person? Would your mother or grandmother know it?
Does your employer discriminate against older employees?
What do you do about an employee who is always calling in sick or showing up late due to one health problem or another?
A company can try its level best to create an inclusive, understanding workplace -- but biases and prejudices can still creep in and cause problems with harassment.
You can't ignore the mental health of your employees. Even if it isn't just bad for moral and bad for business, it can end up causing your company legal issues as well.
If you run a business, you must know it'll happen eventually. One day, you'll have to fire someone. Whatever the reason, you want to make certain that you aren't leaving yourself and your company open to charges of discrimination or wrongful dismissal.
This may surprise a lot of people, but "minimum wage" varies depending on where you live.
It seems like you can hardly turn on the news these days without hearing about another case of sexual harassment in just about any industry -- from the newsroom to the high-profile world of celebrity chefs.