From the Archive: Icy weather, the “zone of employment” and workers’ compensation

Very disagreeable seems to have arrived early this December 2018, so I have decided to republish this post from last January. Take heed on how to handle slips and falls by employees. It is winter time in the Northern Hemisphere. As a result snow and ice has fallen making areas treacherous for travel, especially for …

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#SHRM17 Report- Technology and background checks: An Interview with First Advantage

This year at #SHRM17 I was focusing more on future views and technology such at Artificial Intelligence (AI) and what companies were doing to incorporate these advances in technology. Last year at #SHRM16 I interviewed Michael Pilnick of First Advantage. In that interview I had asked Pilnick what he saw as the challenges his industry …

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The number of hours worked and the gig economy?

This blog post is a Monday Musing. I was reading a post about the gig economy and how more and more people are employed by it. From that I thought about writing a post on the fact that I feel we have always had a gig economy, but as I investigated more I got into …

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Steps in Handling Employee Resignations

  A small client asked me the other day “What do you do when someone resigns?” For someone who has been in HR for a long time you just don’t think about that anymore, you just do it. But the question made me think that they may not be the only company out there that …

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HR Law Changes for California and Tennessee Employers

HR law was changed in two states recently. The two states featured are California and Tennessee, with the bulk of the changes being in California. Their legislature was busy and Governor Jerry Brown’s pen was full of ink. So here you go. Prohibited Use of Credit Reports (AB 22) AB 22 will take effect on …

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