April 2023

Rude co-workers? 1 in 4 people report workplace incivility

Workplace incivility increasingly appears to be an issue in today’s society — at a time when workers are continuing to engage in discourse around best practices for peaceful, nurturing workplaces. For example, in late 2021, 59% of survey-takers told Korn Ferry that their co-workers were ruder compared to pre-pandemic interactions; most respondents cited remote work as a driving […]

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How the Performance Review Serves as a Valuable Business Tool

In a recent episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts sat down with Bianca Saad, CalChamber vice president of labor and employment for content, training and advice, to discuss how the employee performance review serves as a valuable business tool. For many, Roberts says, performance reviews often are seen as a

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True or False: Opposing Discrimination Gives Green Light for Employee Misconduct

Here’s an urban myth: An employee who opposes potential employer discrimination must be treated with kid gloves after complaining. The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers employers in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas) recently stated that this proposition is, indeed, a myth. Oppose, Oppose, Oppose Emilio Lira worked as a financial advisor for Edward

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No Retroactive Fix for Underpayment to Exempt Employee

I recently took over as HR director for my company, and I discovered that for the last seven months, the company wasn’t paying the required minimum salary for one of the employees that it had designated as exempt from overtime pay. Is there any way to correct the underpayment? This question comes up more often

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