Six blog posts every HR person and business owner should read

I have an admission to make. I enjoy reading what lawyers write. Not all of them, but three lawyers in particular. They make this “lawyer stuff” interesting. I read many more than these three, but they in particular make it fun. I have selected two posts from each lawyer that I think present information that …

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Two very interesting posts to read Midweek

Here are two very interesting posts that I highly recommend you read. The first is from Kris Dunn, considered to be a superstar in HR by many. He is also a sports fiend so much of his writing is related to sports. But don’t dismay this one is fascinating and deals with ageism. Read MONEYBALL: …

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Two Carnivals to Make You Smarter

This post is one you will want to bookmark and come back to while you are off for the Thanksgiving. You know during that time when you want to sneak away from all the din and clatter of the family. Here are two Carnivals that will educate you on a variety of HR related subjects. …

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Five Fabulous Posts on the FMLA

  The Fifth of February was the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act. I tweeted, and got some chuckles, that here it was 20 years old and we still did not have it figured out. Unfortunately I was only half joking. It is still a big unknown for many. For one thing …

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FMLA Leave Expanded by Federal Court Decision

The definition of when an employee is protected by FMLA was recently expanded by a decision of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. According to attorneys Jeff Nowak and Eric B. Meyer the decision on Pereda v. Brookdale Senior Living Communities, Inc. altered how a request for FMLA leave must be considered. According to Eric “…in …

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So You Think Compliance Knowledge is not Important in HR… Well

In the ongoing debates in the HR blogsphere on the Death of HR ( Laurie Ruettimann, Mike Van Dervort and mine) there were a number of comments about necessary changes in the field to make it viable or more up-to-date. One of the areas mentioned with some regularity was that HR needed to get out …

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Follow Up on Non-Discretionary Bonuses

In my post yesterday, Getting Punished for Doing Good, about QuikTrip’s fine at the hands of the USDOL for not calculating non-discretionary bonus into overtime for nonexempt employees I was asked on Twitter if that included non-cash bonuses. Well I was not sure, though I suspected it might if it was production related. So I …

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