Layoffs, job restructuring, and wage freezes no excuse for unequal pay

Contributed by Karen Davis A furniture manufacturing company blamed tough economic conditions as the reason for paying three female managers less than their male counterparts, but a federal appeals court didn’t buy it. The female managers sued under the federal Equal Pay Act (EPA), which generally requires women and men to be paid the same if […]

Built to Last: Top 5 reasons your HR initiatives fail

Contributed by Amii Barnard-Bahn, JD, CHIC – presenter for the NCHRA Small Company Conference. We have all heard the phrase “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” (Attributed to business guru Peter Drucker and made famous by Mark Fields, CEO and President of Ford Motor Company.) But what does that mean for us as human resources professionals? It […]

Workplace stress endangers employee health, but your seasoned staff may be the answer

By Gloria Dunn-Violin Workplace stress causes untold physical and psychological harm to employees of all ages. And, the cost of this debilitating health issue is staggering. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) defines job stress as the harmful physical and emotional responses that occur when the requirements of the job do not […]