|Oct. 1, 2011 | www.fisherphillips.com|
For some employees who can't figure out why they are not getting that promotion, the answer could be as simple as looking in the mirror. Grooming and personal appearance are playing an ever-increasing role in workplace raise and promotion decisions. A recent CareerBuilder.com survey listed the top reasons that would make an employer less likely to offer an employee a promotion.
Affected employers will no doubt have a variety of wage-hour questions in the aftermath of any major disaster, such as Hurricane Irene.
When the workers' compensation system was first instituted, it was devised as a cost-saving mechanism. Job safety was deteriorating, leading to an increase in accidents and injuries. Employers increasingly found themselves in court defending civil suits for work-related injuries. The workers' compensation system was seen as a way out of the problem. Today, the system is a monster, with employers spending tens of billions of dollars each year to insure their work-injury risk.
A smart phone is now as much a piece of your office life as a desk, laptop or employee handbook. Anyone can use their BlackBerry or iPhone to stay current on news and events, update social media status and check their email from any location with a signal.