From the Archive: Six Interesting age facts HR and business leaders should know

I got into a discussion with a friend about age discrimination. He agreed that age discrimination is much more rampant and “under the radar” than most people think. That made think it was time to dust off this post. A couple of interesting age facts taken from Tom Peters’ book The Little BIG Things. Written in …

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“No-poaching” agreements are now seen at illegal

When companies are accused of restraint of trade you usually think of things such as price fixing or other acts of collusion that restrict the competitive nature of doing business. In the last couple of years, however, more and more cases have been brought in situations where employees have complained that their ability to get …

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Not enough money spent in HR teaching the rules

I read a lot of articles and newsletters from law firms and the government looking for topics for this blog. They are not hard to find.  Here is a list from the EEOC: ABL Management to Pay $35,000 to Settle Retaliation Lawsuit with EEOC Desco Industries Will Pay $45,000 to Settle EEOC Retaliation Lawsuit Country …

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Antitrust prohibitions in HR?

We all have heard of the prohibition on price fixing in business that is monitored by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. Businesses are prohibited from discussing and colluding on prices of goods and services. In the US price fixing can be prosecuted as a criminal act under the Sherman Antitrust Act. …

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Are you aware of this NEW law?

We in HR know that you need to have your radar on all the time watching for new laws you have to pay attention to in order to be compliant. This new law probably ducked under your radar, unless you are an attorney. Passed with little fanfare and effective immediately it is one of those …

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The Quickest way to become a criminal

There are many ways to become a criminal. Speeding is a common one and probably the most common, but everyone knows they are breaking the law. What about a way to become a criminal without intending to be a criminal? There is one other way that many people don’t consider. Starting a business is one …

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Future Friday: The next great HR position

The next great HR position is going to require someone who has a multi-functional background and may in fact not be filled by someone from HR. According to writer Anne Fisher, in an interview with Peter Martin, workplace strategy director for Asia at real estate company CBRE, said that the next great HR position will …

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8 Things Successful People do to be Successful

  As we end this year you may be searching for guidance for the next year in order to improve who you are and how you do what you do. I will save you a search. Here is a list that was written by Eric Barker of the blog post Barking up the Wrong Tree. …

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An HR Lesson in A Christmas Carol by Dickens

  One of my favorite books is A Christmas Carol. Most of us know it by the many movies that have been made, some well done, the others not so much. We all know the redemption message of Scrooge being turned from his miserly ways, miserly in both money and emotion, to become a man …

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Giving is good for your soul and your business at SHRM13

  TOMS shoes seemed to be recognized by many of the attendees of #SHRM13. I had heard some of the story in passing, but was not really familiar with the brand. After hearing Blake Mycoskie’s story I am much more attuned. His story is inspiring and his message is giving is good for your soul …

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