This week, the HR Daily Advisor discussed job descriptions, disabilities, and new pay budget survey results. Here’s the HR Daily Advisor week in review.
Job Description Danger—Disparate Impact Lawsuit—Poorly written or out-of-date job descriptions can lead to costly lawsuits. Attorney Susan Fahey Desmond offers tips on do’s and don’ts for job descriptions.
Job Descriptions—One Common Mistake—One common mistake employers make when preparing job descriptions is assuming that the day-to-day responsibilities of the job are adequately addressed by the job title alone.
Overlooked, Ignored, or Feared—Mental Disabilities—One overlooked, ignored, and/or feared area of the ADA is dealing with employees who suffer from mental disabilities, say attorneys Julie K. Athey and Audra K. Hamilton. They offer advice to employers on how to do deal with this issue.
You Can’t Explain ADA Accommodations to Co-Workers—Occasionally, a coworker may believe that an employee who has been given an accommodation is unfairly getting special treatment, say attorneys Julie K. and Audra K. Hamilton. Here’s advice on dealing with this difficult situation.
Pay Budget Survey Indicates Modest Rises for 2012 and 2013—BLR’s 2012-2013 Pay Budget Survey results suggest modest increases for another year, with 40% of employers awarding merit increases of up to 2.5%, 36.5% awarding increases of more than 2.5% and 2% awarding increases above 5%.
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