When you’re starting to drown between employee concerns, payroll duties and helping your CEO -- HR Insider is there to help get the logistical work out of the way.
Need a policy because of a recent regulatory change? We’ve got it for you. Need some quick training on a specific HR topic? We’ve got it for you. HR Insider provides the resources you need to craft, implement and monitor policies with confidence. Our team of experts (which includes lawyers, analysts and HR professionals) keep track of complex legislation, pending changes, new interpretations and evolving case law to provide you with the policies and procedures to keep you ahead of problems. FIND OUT MORE...
No Firing Foreman for Setting Worker on Fire

Just what does a person gotta do to deserve being fired? Just ask the company that fired a foreman for flicking a lighter at a worker causing his safety vest to catch fire. Although the fire was put out quickly, the worker suffered burns to his hand. The foreman was joking around and meant no harm but his actions constituted dangerous horseplay banned by the safety policy he was supposed to enforce. Still, the union claimed termination was excessive for a 32-year employee with a clean record, noting that the foreman did apologize immediately. The arbitrator agreed. The foreman’s actions were “stupid,” rather than malicious, he reasoned, and knocked the penalty down to a lengthy suspension [Dryco Drywall Supplies Ltd. v. Teamsters Local Union No. 213 (Sobieski Grievance), [2013] B.C.C.A.A.A. No. 18, Feb. 19, 2013].