From the archive: Paying Employees During Bad Weather Closings

Weather snowstorms, such as the brutal cold bearing down on the US, have caused a number of employers to close. Here in Atlanta, the threat of a snowstorm caused the state government to close, as well as the City of Atlanta and other local governments. Many businesses also closed because of this threat. When that …

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What the Heck is "Doffing?"

I originally wrote this post back in 2011. You would think this is a simple issue, yet employers continue to get it wrong. Just yesterday I read an article written by the attorneys of Fox Rothchild, LLP where they described a case where a company is accused of owing overtime to 7000 employees because the …

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"Comp Time": A Big "No-No" in the Private Sector- From the Archive

I often get comments on my posts that are questions or pleas for help. I received on yesterday on the subject of comp time. As a result, I decided to republish this post from the past to explain how a private sector employer must handle employees who work overtime. One area of the Fair Labor …

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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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Future Friday: What role does HR play in Cybersecurity?

When I talk to my certification students about HR’s role in dealing with technology in the workplace, I ask them to tell me how HR is involved with IT. I often get puzzled looks and some amorphous comments about enforcing policy. HR is the group that deals with the fallout of people violating policy. HR …

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From the Archive: The DNA of HR Decisions: Why Documentation is Important

I presented a webinar yesterday on the importance of documentation. It reminded me of this post. Recently in Georgia, a man was executed. There were many claims that he was innocent, the courts did not agree. My purpose here is not to discuss this, I make this statement as a prelude to my observation of …

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How HR Can Help Employees Handle Natural Disasters Again

Hurricane Irma is currently making a disaster of Florida and Georgia. Houston, Texas is still recovering from Hurricane Harvey. There are yet other storms predicted for this season. Several years ago I was offered this post by Erin Palmer from Villanova University. It is timely given the recent hurricane, tropical storm, floods and earthquake we have …

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Report from Day 3 of #SHRM17

Tuesday at #SHRM17 started off with a rousing presentation from Patrick Lencioni, CEO  The Table Group. Patrick’s theme was selecting the right team. He had a great deal of information but the information that I thought was most important to record was his advice on selecting the right team. He said: We need to stop focusing …

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Giving feedback to Millennials

My friend Ryan Jenkins posted a great YouTube video on the best way to give feedback to a Millennial. Many Boomer managers and GenX managers have struggled with this. Even Millennial managers may have a problem in giving feedback. We have done them a disservice by rewarding them for everything, and as you will hear …

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#SHRM16 Interview with Tim Mulligan the CHRO of the Year

I lived in Southern California for my high school and college years. In college I studied comparative animal psychology, primates in particular. As a result I was very familiar with the San Diego Zoo. I have probably been at least 15 times and consider it to be one of the premier zoos I have ever …

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