Two Compliance Issues every HR professional should know and teach to managers

I have come across a number of “must-know” lists in the past couple of weeks. Perhaps this is an artifact of the time of year, getting a fresh start phenomenon. As a result, I decided to do my own list. These are the things that I think all good professionals must know. Anti-discrimination Most of …

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The ADA and Entrepreneurial start-ups

I know that many start-ups don’t consider human resources related laws when they are getting started. They focus on getting their product or service up and running, whether they have the suppliers they need and of course the potential market. If they consider HR at all it is in the realm of payroll. Most federal …

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The price of HR compliance goes up again!

I mentioned the other day that OSHA was increasing the amount they could now fine you. Well their partner in the Department of Labor decided that was a good idea and jumped on the bandwagon! Effective August 1, 2016 The DOL’s so called Interim Final Rule will take effect on August 1, 2016.  The adjusted …

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The Quickest way to become a criminal

There are many ways to become a criminal. Speeding is a common one and probably the most common, but everyone knows they are breaking the law. What about a way to become a criminal without intending to be a criminal? There is one other way that many people don’t consider. Starting a business is one …

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A Report Card on my HR Predictions for 2014

This time last year I made the following predictions on what would happen in HR compliance in 2014.  After each prediction I make a comment on what actually occurred. Read it and tell me how you think I did. Midterm Elections The year 2014 is a midterm election year. It is a big one. There …

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A Look Ahead: Predictions for 2012

On January 16, 2012 I will be appearing as the guest on the Internet radio show Drive Thru HR that is hosted by Bryan Wempen and William Tincup. We will be talking about what I see ahead in human resources for the year 2012. This post gives you a preview of my look ahead at …

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Why HR Is Important! Employees, Regulations and Scenarios.

HR important? “Surely you jest”, you say. But I kid you not and the good folks at the McKinsey Quarterly support me. Now in the spirit of transparency I do have to admit that the McKinsey people did not say that directly. What they did say was found in a study entitled Why Good Companies …

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Small Business HR: Yes There Are A Lot of Laws You Must Comply With

I help small businesses on a daily basis deal with human resources issues. I also teach the fundamentals of human resources to classes that often include small business managers. Both my clients and my students are often shocked and many are dismayed at the number of laws that they have to comply with to be …

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