Question for parents who have used an in-home nanny in the past- what are some ideas for being the best nanny in the world and really impressing the parents? [more inside]
[Hypothetical Employment Legal Filter] In the following hypothetical employment situation, is the law being broken? If so where? Is it legally worth pursuing this and putting a hypothetical person’s business prospects in jeopardy? [more inside]
Any good books out there on handling employee gossip, from a managerial perspective? [more inside]
Can I copyright a procedure manual or a process written/created as an employee? [more inside]
How do I manage a resistant employee? I'm new to this job and I need some advice on people management of a difficult person. [more inside]
Get off my lawn filter: What's the matter with these kids today? Really. (More after the jump). [more inside]
Interned with publication. Didn't follow through after internship ended. How do I mend this possibly fractured relationship with my former employer? [more inside]
Please help! Need advice managing a smart but difficult engineer. It's stressing me out and not sure how to proceed. [more inside]
Can I sue my former employer for leaking my social security number, email address and physical address? [more inside]
EmployerFilter. My soon-to-be wife is around four months pregnant. Our due date is the first week of July, which at that time will be employed with her current employer for eleven months time. She currently is covered under their group insurance. Today they informed her that they will give her seven (unpaid) days of maternity leave. They informed her they will be terminating her if she takes anything longer off. To me this sounds rotten, possibly illegal. We are the state of Florida, USA. Can they really fire her for taking more than a week of maternity leave?
How can I best structure a global employee bonus program? [more inside]
Is it legal to secretly videotape and/or record the conversations of employees in California? [more inside]
Seriously, they told me my check was in the mail.... and I believed them. How do I protect myself during an employer's bankruptcy?
My employer filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy with little warning. What can I and my fellow employees (both currently employed and those recently laid off) do to protect ourselves? [more inside]
Invited to an old friend's wedding, but not as a guest. I'm feeling guilty about how I'm feeling... Am I right to feel this way? [more inside]
Looking for a simple, web-based employee portal for schedules, messages, photo uploads, etc. [more inside]
I would like to discuss with my boss the possibility of moving from full-time employee status to contractor. My primary question is about health insurance, though I have some more general questions as well. [more inside]
How do we handle a pregnant employee in terms of the Family Medical Leave Act? [more inside]
Should we fire our newly-hired employee? [more inside]
Which job title is correct: system administrator or systems administrator? Alternatives like sysadmin are too informal and the actual job title is unrelated.
I think I accidentally got a job for someone I really don't want to work with, at my company. [more inside]
We are all so demoralized that if we don't get new jobs soon we're going to bring cream pies to work and run amuck throwing them at people as part of a massive collective nervous breakdown. [more inside]
Help me be less Millennial. [more inside]
Am I an employee or a contractor? [more inside]
What background search companies do big employers use? [more inside]
Does your employer and/or plan administrator have any obligation to notify you of the option to elect COBRA insurance coverage when you quit a job where you were receiving health insurance? [more inside]
Many workplaces ban social networking sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and so on. What are some of the reasons workplaces should allow (and even encourage) staff to use social networking sites? [more inside]
I am a team leader in an IT company. One of the guys in my team is giving me a headache because he turned lazy all of a sudden. [more inside]
Is there a financially beneficial way to bring my spouse on as an employee in my consulting business? [more inside]
What sort of training and orientation does your workplace provide to new employees? [more inside]
If an employee makes $9.50 an hour, how much is his employer out of pocket, per hour, once you add in Social Security, Medicare, worker's comp, etc.? Please assume the employee has no benefits and no retirement contributions. This is just hourly wage + other mandatory payments.
The owner of the company I work for, has made me his special project. How do I cope with a boss who has taken a sudden interest in my professional and personal aspirations? [more inside]
I'm currently employed full-time for a large consulting firm and have recently been offered an opportunity to engage on contract as an independent consultant. I'm hesitant about the loss of stability that this may imply and request the communities feedback [more inside]
I am attempting to reorganize the structure of my business and was wondering if anyone had experience with this or could direct me to some templates. [more inside]
How do you balance employee rights vs company needs in an employment contract? [more inside]
How Might the Personal Pet Projects of NASA Employees Provide Fuel For Innovation at NASA? [more inside]
Am I a Highly Compensated Employee (HCE) with regards to making 401(k) contributions? [more inside]
Are we obligated to rehire a household employee with schizophrenia? [more inside]
Should I be less gregarious around my boss? [more inside]
What are the legalities of utilizing a homeless person/vagrant/urban outdoorsman for marketing purposes? I've read up on "Bumvertising", but other than some negative feedback from homeless persons advocates (wikipedia) what happens when one of these "employees" happens to do something illegal? [more inside]
I manage six ladies (I'm a guy) in my department and I would like to get them something for the holidays. I am looking for something $10-15 that is not candy, not a gift card and not an ornament. I probably don't have time to order it online so it should be something that I can find at a store. Any ideas? Did you get something cool this year? I want to give something memorable and different than the usual things employees find on their desks before Christmas.
How do I say "no, unless..." to my boss's boss? [more inside]
My department is seriously understaffed. How do I effectively present a case to add more employees? Resources, tips and advice? What are some key elements to this request/plan? [more inside]
A friend of mine has a small business breeding and training horses. They asked an employee to help them create a website and she did. They later fired the employee, but the employee holds the registration to their domain in their own name. Is there any way to wrestle it away without going to court? [more inside]
I had a seriously unpleasant experience with a former employee in the aftermath of his termination, and I have since learned that he is employed at a similar business in another city. Is it my place to warn them? [more inside]
Board Members who founded non-profit want to obtain salaried positions within the same organization. How is this handled? [more inside]
One of the folks on my payroll is somehow both the best and worst employee ever. How can I better manage his occasionally bad attitude in order to make my life and the lives of the other employees less traumatic? [more inside]
Negotiating Filter: Please help suggest a way to negotiate with tight fisted mgmt so they will recognize an above the call of duty sale with an above the call of duty commission above the existing commission structure [more inside]
I work for a very small company that has to lay off an employee due to budget restraints. I have heard that in firing someone, the day of firing should be the employee's last day in the office. This protects the company from any harmful backlash. Does this rule hold true for layoffs as well?
Inspired by this thread, how do I go about finding an employer that allows its employees to bring their dogs to work? For those of you fortunate enough to be in this type of situation, how did you find your job? I am a patent prosecution paralegal and open to the idea of relocating.
Applying for a government job (what to reveal in the application and more) [more inside]