Mark Toth

About the Author

Mark Toth has served as Manpower Group North America's Chief Legal Officer since 2000. He also serves on the company’s Global Leadership Team, Global Legal Lead Team and North American Lead Team. Mark is recognized as an expert on legal issues affecting the U.S. workplace and is frequently quoted in media from The Wall Street Journal to 60 Minutes. He is also a past Chair of the American Staffing Association and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. Contact him at mark.toth@manpowergroup.com.

Although It’s Better, U.S. Employers Are Still Struggling to Fill Vacancies

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ManpowerGroup’s 10th annual Talent Shortage Survey is out, and it reveals that 32 percent of U.S. employers report difficulties filling job vacancies due to talent shortages. This marks a decrease of 8 percent, down from 40 percent in 2014. Globally, the percentage of employers experiencing difficulties continued to rise, increasing from 36 percent in…

How Not to Get Sued For April Foolishness in the Workplace

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Editor’s Note: This popular TLNT post from 2013 seemed appropriate to bring back today. There’s a distinct possibility that some of your employees will do something foolish today that could get you sued, fired or worse. To help prevent that from happening, the following is our handy How Not to Get Sued for April Foolishness….

How to Have an Office Party Without Anyone Going to Jail

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Editor’s Note: The holiday season is here, and TLNT is again getting into the spirit with some classic past holiday posts. Look for them until Christmas Eve. In case you haven’t noticed, the holiday season is upon us. Every year, employers have lots of questions about what they should (and shouldn’t) do when it…

How Not to Get Sued For April Foolishness in the Workplace

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Editor’s note: This popular post from 2013 seemed appropriate to bring back today. There’s a distinct possibility that some of your employees will do something foolish today that could get you sued, fired or worse. To help prevent that from happening, the following is our handy How Not to Get Sued for April Foolishness….

President Obama Proposing Big Expansion of Overtime Rules

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In what could be BIG news for employers, President Obama is directing the U.S. Department of Labor to issue proposed regulations that would expand the number of employees who are eligible for overtime. The regulations would raise the minimum salary an employee must receive to fall under the white collar exemption of the…

Top Troubles With Terminations (What You Really Need to Avoid)

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As promised in my webinar last week, here are my official Top 11 “Termination Troubles” that organizations frequently run into. (Please note: Most Top 10 lists only go to 10. Ours go to 11. We reallllly want you to get your money’s worth.) No. 11 — Not telling the real reasons. Always, always, always…

The No. 1 Leadership Trait You Really Need to be Successful

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Editor’s note: TLNT is continuing an annual tradition by counting down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 7. Our regular content will return on Monday. Most workplace disputes and disasters can be traced back to one thing: a lack of leadership. So, what’s the absolute No. 1 most important leadership trait in the…

OSHA Launches New Online Whistleblower System For Employees

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OSHA — the Occupational Safety & Health Administration — has launched a new online tool to make it easier for whistleblowers to file complaints. Here’s the official press release. Employers are voicing lots of concerns and questions about the new tool. Here are some answers. What’s changing exactly? The online form gives employees another…