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Karen Mattonen CAC, CSP
“ Most people have convictions about what is right and wrong based on religious beliefs, cultural roots, family background, personal experiences, laws, organizational values, professional norms and political habits. These are not the best values to make ethical decisions by — not because they are unimportant, but because they are not universal. In contrast to consensus ethical values - such...
- Karen Mattonen CAC, CSP
Hirecentrix - Knowledge Base
In our last issue we began an analysis of the legal pitfalls managers can face when dealing with problems created by employees' use, and misuse, of social media like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. We also offered some practical advice.
Space prevented including all the advice we would have liked, so we'll pick up in this issue right where we left off.
Hourly and biweekly rates of pay for most Federal civilian employees are computed as required by 5 U.S.C. 5504(b).
- Hourly rates of basic pay are computed by dividing an employee's annual rate of basic pay by 2,087 hours. Rates must be rounded to the nearest cent, counting one-half cent and over as the next higher cent (e.g., round $18.845 to $18.85).
Businesses lose employees all the time, but if another firm has ever targeted or hired your employees then you have suffered from employee poaching or “employee raiding.”
Victoria T. Aguilar
The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) recently concluded that an employee who made concerted complaints about compensation did not lose the protection of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) despite the fact that the employee dropped “f-bombs” in the face of the owner of the company.
Daniel T. Bloom
In the past couple of months my professional world has been turned upside down by two different organizations calling for changes. The first was the Society for Human Resource Management making the decision that after 130,000 certifications they needed to bring the process in house. The second was the National Speakers Association to change their brand to Platform.
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US investment in the Netherlands from 2000 to 2010 was nine times more than US investment in China during the same period. US investment in the UK was more than seven times more, and in Ireland nearly three times more, than in China. (Source: Transatlantic Economy 2011
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