Entries by Lori De Leon, SPHR, SHRM-CP

HR Scenario: Employee Misconduct & Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

For this week’s scenario, let’s take a look at addressing employee misconduct when an employee states the conduct was caused by a mental disorder. Here’s the situation: You are a manager for a call center. This morning you received a call from a customer complaining that during a recent call, your employee (John), became threatening, […]

Youth Employment: What you need to know about teen workers and summer hiring

According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment typically rises for 16- to 19-year-olds during June, July, and August. Employers considering hiring minors must understand the federal and state laws as they relate to the employment of minors. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) imposes federal restrictions on the employment of children and […]