No Wonder this Job is So Hard: Contradictory Messages From the Government

Being in Human Resources today is no “bed of roses.” (For my non-English speaking readers, this idiom means “a comfortable situation”. Though I have often wondered since roses also have thorns.) Anyway, I digress. The fact is that being in HR is tough, especially for the compliance side of the house. Part of this difficulty …

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An Aggressive USDOL Means Jobs: Interested?

The “New Sheriff in Town” is hiring. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, in her aggressive campaign against employers is in need of “deputies.” You cannot conduct all those enforcement activities without people. So the USDOL is in a big hiring mode. If you have ever considered working for the government and want to apply your …

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US Department of Labor: It's War! And Employers Are The Enemy

In a press release issued April 1 (yes April Fools Day, but this is no joke) Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis announced the release of the “We Can Help Program.” If you were a trusting soul you might think this was a program to help employers correct wage and hour mistakes so that workers would …

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Update of Union Activity

With all the talk about Healthcare one would think that no other legislative activity is going on in Washington. Alas, we could not be so lucky. There is still plenty of activity going on. So here is an update on various activities that are taking place. The folks at the Labor Relations Institute published this …

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Update on Hilda Solis

A report in the Los Angeles Times indicates that the reason Solis’ nomination is being held up is her membership in American Rights at Work, a tax-exempt group dedicated to helping workers unionize. Her membership in this group, and her continued work on behalf of the EFCA, may violate House ethics rules on lobbying or …

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