It is normal for employees to want solid working relationships with their supervisors; especially around this time of year (when annual reviews are made). Think of it; a healthy relationship is not only good for productivity, it may also open up advancement opportunities that may not be available in adversarial employer-employee relationships.
Last week, California voters approved Proposition 64, which legalized recreational use of marijuana within the state. Prior to the vote, marijuana was only approved for medicinal purposes. With Californians over the age of 21 soon to be allowed to possess and use marijuana, questions abound as to whether workplace policies will be affected.
The holiday shopping season is just three weeks away; which means that retailers are hiring in earnest in anticipation for a possible record-breaking season. This means that applicants will likely go through a battery of interviews and background checks before receiving a formal offer. As such, knowing how background checks work and how they can affect your future employment is very important; not only for securing a job, but also for asserting your legal rights in the event an employer breaks the law.
It is not very often that the term “joint employer” is used in mainstream media. However, when a major, nationally known employer is involved, the term can quickly become a household name.