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Employee takes on HR over human right to smoke pot by Ben Abbott | 2014-08-12 11:01:42 PM

A bona fide medical marijuana user is taking his right to smoke pot at work all the way to the Canadian Human Rights Commission, after he says he was fired for the practice by TD Bank.read more

HR wage discrimination costs company US$182K by Janie Smith | 2014-08-12 12:29:44 PM

A company that paid a female HR director US$35,000 less than her male predecessor has been forced to pay up for its actions. read more

​Social network up for US$6m after failing HR 101 by Ben Abbott | 2014-08-11 12:53:19 PM

Professional social network LinkedIn has agreed to pay hundreds of US employees a total of US$6m in unpaid wages and liquidated damages, after an embarrassing payroll oversight was picked up by regulators rather than the HR department. read more

Texan employee firing turns deadly after screwdriver-pocket knife showdown by Ben Abbott | 2014-08-08 12:13:43 PM

A decision by a manager to terminate an employee has turned deadly, when it caused the employee with a screwdriver to face-off against the manager with a pocket kniferead more

Should HR be split? by Caitlin Nobes | 2014-08-08 11:24:46 AM

A controversial article calls for HR to be split into different roles to better serve businesses. Is it time to say goodbye to the traditional HR department?read more

​Lighter side: Is this the best send-off ever? by Caitlin Nobes | 2014-08-01 12:09:38 PM

Most retiring CEOs might get a farewell morning tea, but one UK executive’s staff surprised him with a truly global celebration of his time at the company.read more

Lighter Side: $400k employee theft… in quarters? by Caitlin Nobes | 2014-08-01 12:04:31 PM

Employee theft is one of HR’s biggest concerns and it can be hard to catch, but how did this employee walk away with almost two million quarters?read more