The USDOL finally gives us the updated Overtime Rule!

I am been saying it since 2016 that the US Department of Labor would be issuing new rules for who was to be paid overtime and who was not. Since the Obama administration’s attempt to update the overtime rules was killed in 2016 we have been waiting for the Trump Department of Labor to administer …

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Correcting I-9 mistakes

As a consultant, I often find that companies make mistakes with the I-9 form, also known as the Employment Eligibility Verification form. These mistakes, if discovered by the USCIS, can cost a great deal. In fact, one company had to pay over $600,000 for 808 mistakes. The good news is that you can correct mistakes …

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From the archive: Paying Employees During Bad Weather Closings

Weather snowstorms, such as the brutal cold bearing down on the US, have caused a number of employers to close. Here in Atlanta, the threat of a snowstorm caused the state government to close, as well as the City of Atlanta and other local governments. Many businesses also closed because of this threat. When that …

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Storytelling as a leadership and HR competency

I am reading the book Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin. It is a biographical comparison of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson. She feels that these four men had many traits in common that made them leaders during trying times. One of the commonalities that she saw as being …

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In the era of #MeToo: A Holiday warning

It is that time of year that many companies will be having holiday parties. HR and Management need to be cognizant of party protocol. Managers need to be warned about their behavior with the employees. Hands need to be controlled and behaviors need to be engaged in under the warning of “If you don’t want your …

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Future Friday: A critical skill of the future to preserve your future

I read an interview with Max Ventilla, CEO and Founder, AltSchool. According to their website, AltSchool is “…a partnership between educators, entrepreneurs, and engineers who are driven to deliver whole-child, personalized learning so that every child can reach their potential. …We’re working together to build a comprehensive platform to personalize learning in schools, with the …

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Are you preparing to notify your employees of their rights?

Fifteen years ago Congress passed the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act in 2003 implementing prescription drug coverage under Medicare, commonly known as Part D. It required all employers that offer prescription drug benefits to provide an annual notice to all Medicare-eligible plan participants and qualified beneficiaries before October 15th of each year, the …

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Emotional Intelligence in future generations

In a recent class, we covered the subject of emotional intelligence as an HR competency. It has become an oft talked about subject in HR. Emotional Intelligence has been around a long time. People who had it were good at “reading people.” But we went through a long period in HR when we were told …

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Ten Disruptions Ahead: HR Technology For 2018- A guest post

Today’s guest post is written by Ashley Lipman HR is a business sector that is constantly growing and maturing. There are new innovations and disruptions taking place each year, and 2018 is no different. With that in mind, this article is going to look at ten disruptions that will take place in 2018. A Ton …

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Featured on panel discussing KRA's for HR

I wanted to point you to this blog post called The Ultimate KRAs for HR Professionals– 12 Experts share their insights from the folks at GroSum. They reached out to 12 “experts” in the field, including Dave Ulrich who is the Rensis Likert Professor of Business at the Ross School, the University of Michigan and a …

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