ISM Number Two: SexISM Replayed

I originally wrote this back in 2009. Based on the headlines not much has changed.  Sexism is the second part of my series on ISM’s in Human Resources in the United States. According to Wikipedia “Sexism, a term coined in the mid-20th century,[1] refers to the belief or attitude that one gender or sex is …

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Three excellent HR reads for Thursday

I could not think of any single topic to write about today, so I thought I would point you to three blog posts written by others that I thought you might find interesting. Jon Hyman – Winter is coming … for the FLSA’s salary test A very astute attorney, Jon Hyman, writes about the coming …

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How the Paycheck Fairness Act is bad legislation

For a number of years the Obama administration has been trying to get the Paycheck Fairness Act passed. I first wrote about this in 2008 and several times since then. The Paycheck Fairness Act is a supposed amendment to the Equal Pay Act of 1963. The EPA has provided protection to women in pay situations …

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Good News! The Sex Pay Gap Is Gone!

In a September 2, 2010 article in USA Today reported research done by Reach Advisors on 2008 Census data. This data compared the income data for single men and women ages 22-30 in major metropolitan areas. The results showed that single women in this age bracket when compared to single men in that age bracket …

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Just In Case You Didn't the Feds Were Controlling Enough In HR

Before I start on my “rant” for the day I want to thank Stephanie R. Thomas for the post that is the inspiration for my post today. Her post, entitled The Men from NEPET Are Coming , appeared on the Compensation Cafe on August 20, 2010. In that post she pointed out a report from the …

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The First 100 Days of Obama: Fistful of Talent Saved Me An Update

The folks over at Fistful of Talent saved me a legislative update. Follow this link to Tough Love: The First 100 Days of the Obama Administration. It is getting very hard to be an employer these days and it is not going to get any easier. So read and learn and prepare. Or be active …

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What The Future of HR Looks Like in 2009

Ok, I told you I was going to take a stab at being a futurist. Well here goes. First some background information. Unless you have been in a hole somewhere you are aware that there is a Presidential election going on in the US. In addition to President, voters will also be selecting members of …

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Paycheck Fairness Act: Part II

As a follow up to my post yesterday here is a statement given to Congress by Camille Olson, an attorney with Seyfarth Shaw, LLC. Camille is a expert on women’s pay issues. She gave this testimony on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce AGAINST the Paycheck Fairness Act. The arguments she makes are compelling, …

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Paycheck Fairness Act: Everyone Gets Paid NYC Wages

The Paycheck Fairness Act is in the House! The House of Representatives that is, and it is a crock! The Paycheck Fairness Act, sponsored by Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) (wow, what a surprise), was approved by the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor on July 24, 2008. SHRM …

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