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Best hardware story employee in NYC?

NYCfilter: I've been assigned to track down the most helpful, friendly, patient hardware store employee in the city. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Feb 11, 2008 - 6 answers

How To Address a Co-Worker's Possible Undiagnosed Psychological Issue

My employee may or may not have a genuine psychological problem. How should I address this? [more inside]
posted by Joey Michaels on Feb 8, 2008 - 30 answers

Blood Test: Legal in Canada?

In Canada is it legal to require a blood test for (A) employment; (B) group insurance eligibility? [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Jan 10, 2008 - 15 answers

Getting a grant writer position

The non-profit I work for is undergoing economic changes of the painful contraction type. People are worried, layoffs are looming. I've known for some time my position was not secure and have been looking at moving to a vacant grant writer's position that has come available. I think I have the prerequisites. How can I nail this job? [more inside]
posted by diode on Jan 10, 2008 - 9 answers

Obligation to Reservists?

What are an employer's legal and ethical obligations to employees who are in the military reserves? [more inside]
posted by small_ruminant on Dec 31, 2007 - 20 answers

Please tell me about your employee referral program (if you have one).

Please tell me about your employee referral program (if you have one). [more inside]
posted by mockjovial on Nov 15, 2007 - 13 answers

Place your bets! Contractor vs. Employee

Has anyone ever tried to negotiate with their employer after discovering they were misclassified as a contractor (vs. an employee)? [more inside]
posted by bda1972 on Nov 6, 2007 - 7 answers

How much is the Temp Agency that I work for getting paid for my services?

How much is the Temp Agency that I work for getting paid for my services? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2007 - 24 answers

Seeking employee-appreciation gifts that don't suck

Please help me figure out a great gift to give our employees at the company party! [more inside]
posted by vytae on Apr 18, 2007 - 46 answers

Help me hire an employee, in the eyes of the government

I am a sole proprieter in CA and hiring my wife as an employee. I am having a lot of trouble figuring out the process. I know that the CA EDD is the state agency, and the IRS is the federal agency that we use to make this happen- but neither place states very clearly what to do to tell them that I am hiring her. [more inside]
posted by Chuck Cheeze on Apr 9, 2007 - 4 answers

Very late W-2

My employer has not given me my W-2. I've contacted the IRS, and gotten a substitute form that I have to fill out myself, but since I was never given paystubs, (tax information was usually written on the paycheck itself, and, being silly.lazy, I didn't photocopy my checks,) I have to guess at the amount I owe. I'm also concerned about filing for Arizona income tax, but when I called them they said I don't need a W-2, which dosen't make much sense. I've gotten the run-around from my employer (the company owner,) with her blaming the accountant. I want my W-2, but I also think they deserve some sort of punishment/sanction for this. What can I do?
posted by Snyder on Mar 27, 2007 - 10 answers

Helping out an employee who may have personal problems

How to deal with an employee who may have a drink or drug problem in a caring, conscientious manner... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2007 - 7 answers

Office Drama

I'm transitioning from part-time to full-time at my office and until the paperwork is completed, the director has said that I can only work X number of hours per week and that I must give priority to the (evening) hours when he needs me. Right now, I don't have a regular schedule and each week unfolds according to his needs. However, I am regularly given work by other people in the office and there's the rub... [more inside]
posted by anonymous78 on Nov 17, 2006 - 4 answers

Staff appreciation event on a (tiny) budget

What would you do if you were asked to plan the following event for 250 people on a budget of $500?: "... a staff appreciation event celebrating the past year's accomplishments and anticipating future directions. Includes the following tasks: scheduling event, reserving location, setting agenda, arranging for speakers, ordering and purchasing refreshments, publicizing event, and handling setup and cleanup." [more inside]
posted by jay_wiese on Oct 17, 2006 - 27 answers

So many options, how do I even begin to understand health insurance for our company's employees?

Please explain health insurance to me from an employer's point of view!!! [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Oct 9, 2006 - 7 answers

Help me fire someone.

Some advice on terminating an employee, please. There is much [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2006 - 33 answers

Mean People Suck

Mean school employees. What would you do? [more inside]
posted by LoriFLA on Sep 25, 2006 - 22 answers

Tracking employee time off?

How can my company track employees' sick & vacation days in Outlook, with supervisor approval? [more inside]
posted by ivarley on Aug 21, 2006 - 8 answers

Must an overpaid employee give the money back?

Is an employee who is overpaid legally obligated to give the money back? [more inside]
posted by JanetLand on Aug 14, 2006 - 6 answers

I want my money

My paycheck is late again. [more inside]
posted by Snyder on Jul 6, 2006 - 24 answers

How do I encrypt my http traffic so my company can't read it?

How do I encrypt my http traffic so my company can't read it? Oh, did I mention SSL is no longer an option since they intend to decrypt all SSL traffic that passes through their proxies? [more inside]
posted by Spoonman on May 11, 2006 - 35 answers

Why was I changed from exempt to non-exempt at my job?

Changed from an exempt to a non-exempt employee; what gives? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2005 - 19 answers

I think I ate a bad burrito.

Calling in sick: What's the right amount? [more inside]
posted by ferociouskitty on Sep 30, 2005 - 16 answers

How do I handle a co-worker's body odor if I'm not her supervisor?

A older woman who works in our office has horrible, horrible body odor. It gets worse as the week goes on, until by Friday its very difficult to stand anywhere near her. I am not her supervisor, and her department is "between supervisors" at the moment, however she frequently needs to stop into my office in order to do her job. Its going to be Friday tomorrow, and I'm dreading her daily visit to my office. What (if anything) should I do?
posted by anastasiav on Jun 23, 2005 - 49 answers

Employee Handbooks

What is the best way to go about creating an employee handbook? Are there any good resources out there (guides, templates, software, etc.)?
posted by necessitas on May 26, 2005 - 8 answers

ManagerFilter: Improving Staff Morale

ManagerFilter:Need some easy, cost-effective tips for making the workday more fun and upbeat. [more inside]
posted by Miko on May 24, 2005 - 17 answers

What To Do Knowing My Boss Is Spying On Me?

I found out a few weeks into a job that my employer had installed spyware (VNC) on my work computer and had been watching what I've been doing (screen mirroring) since I started there. Is this legal? Should I confront him? This all makes me feel extremely uncomfortable. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 25, 2005 - 24 answers

What does starting ASAP mean from a potential employer?

How much time can I ask potential employers for before starting if they say they’d like someone in the position “as soon as possible?” [+] [more inside]
posted by Xelf on Feb 15, 2005 - 9 answers

Japanese Salariman Given No Work in Empty Room, Instead of Layoff?

Somewhere I read (in English) about a Japanese salariman whose company, rather than laying him off, assigned him to work in an empty room doing nothing all day, hoping that he would quit. Can anyone find a reference to this case? Bonus points if there's a Japanese name for this practice. Arigato!
posted by sagwalla on Feb 4, 2005 - 16 answers

Missing my shift differntial for OT

I'm a non-exempt, non-contract hourly employee who receives a second-shift differential of $.50/hour. Today I noticed that the shift differential is not being figured into my overtime rate — that is, my overtime rate is being calculated at ($N-$.50)*1.5 instead of $N*1.5. Is it normal/legal to ignore shift differential when calculating overtime pay? [more inside]
posted by nathan_teske on Jan 20, 2005 - 11 answers

Googling potential employees

After reading this comment some of us have wondered:
How common is it for employers to google prospective employees?
posted by gluechunk on Jan 11, 2005 - 32 answers

How can I deal with a frustrating situation at work?

How can I deal with a frustrating situation at work? (More inside, natch.) [more inside]
posted by eilatan on Jun 23, 2004 - 24 answers

Legality of employer references

Is it true that it's illegal for an employer to give an employee a reference beyond confirming that the person worked for the company over a certain period of time? [more inside]
posted by bonheur on Jun 9, 2004 - 25 answers

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