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Is There a Better Way To Be a Boss?

A recent Gallup survey found that only 21% of employees surveyed say they are managed in a way that motivates them to do outstanding work. Columnist Gael O’Brien says that’s why there’s need to re-innovate the old maxim that “employees are our most important asset.” She takes a look at two new books which offer ideas and execution strategies that “stand a good chance of inspiring people to do their best work.”

Oakland Athletics Latest Major League Team to Settle Claim of Wage Violations

A third Major League Baseball team—the Oakland Athletics—has agreed to pay back wages and damages to a group of current and former employees to settle government claims that they had been illegally underpaid.

Investigation of Pay Practices Targets Major League Baseball Teams

An investigation of pay practices in Major League Baseball has been expanded to include two more teams—the Baltimore Orioles and Oakland A’s—bringing to four the number of clubs that have come under scrutiny for possible violations of U.S. wage standards. The Labor Department’s focus is pay for clubhouse and administrative workers and interns, who in some cases have gotten less than the minimum wage or were not paid overtime, as the law requires.

Workplace Bullying: More Common – and Damaging – Than You Think

When we think of bullying, school kids come to mind. But columnist Gael O’Brien reports that bullying is also a growing problem on the job. By one estimate, more than 54 million people will be bullied in U.S. workplaces this year. The toll can be high for individuals and organizations. “It creates such a toxic environment,” says one executive,”that it undermines anything you are trying to accomplish from a business perspective.”