Three HR lessons on a Wednesday

In my reading, I have run across several blog posts that I think it would behoove you to read. These writers talk about topics that each HR professional should pay attention to, in order to be better prepared to deal with similar situations. Social media Despite the fact that social media use has been around …

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Three for Thursday: HR articles to inform and educate

I read other people’s blog posts. All of you should regularly read several, but you may not have the time or the inclination. So I read for you and point out some of the ones that I think do a good job of informing you about a subject. #1 This week’s selection starts one from …

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Three great reads for Thursday to educate and inform

I am presenting to you today three great blog posts from the reading that I have done. I hope you found them as educational and as informative as I did. Number 1 This post comes from Matt Monge of The Mojo Company. I met Matt at an HR conference where we were both presenters. I …

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Three HR posts for Thursday

As I occasionally do I point out some interesting and informative reads to you in order to educate you and give you a break from my writing. Today, I have three great posts that cover training, ergonomics and the changing workweek. #1 The first post comes from Kristine Sims at Constangy, Brooks, Smith and Prophete, …

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Why attendance doesn’t actually mean physical presence

In a case involving the Ford Motor Co., brought by the EEOC, the U.S. District court acknowledged the fact that technology is having an impact on the definitions in the workplace. Reasonable accommodation In a case of an employee who had a bowel problem that made it difficult for her to work outside of the …

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The EEOC may make severances go away!

  A recent lawsuit filed by the EEOC against CVS has employment lawyers and knowledgeable HR people in a bit of a tizzy. The EEOC does not like CVS’ severance agreement and they want it radically changed. Let me explain. Severances First you need to understand that severances are not required under law. No company …

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That Food Benefit May Become Taxable Income

  One of the benefits often mentioned for companies considered “great places to work” is the free food and drinks made available to the employees. This even gets used as a recruitment incentive to convince an employee they want to work for you. Well I have some potentially bad news for you, that free food …

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Teach Employees about Sexual Harassment

  You would think in this day and time that sexual harassment would not continue to be an issue, but unfortunately it is. A major portion of this problem is that we do not train employees to understand what the laws are regarding sexual harassment. We train supervisors, sometimes, but seldom teach employees. To save …

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Great Posts on Sticky Issues

The spring version of the Employment Law Blog is up and posted at Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Spring is in Bloom” Edition hosted by Stephanie Thomas. There are many great posts that cover some sticky issues that I know many of you would just as soon not know about but YOU MUST. Jon Hyman, Mark …

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The NLRB Condones Sexual Harassment

  My friend Jon Hyman of the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog wrote a post about an NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) decision that so outraged me I had to write something as well. Jon focuses on the total case but I wanted to talk about the fact that by this decision the NLRB condones sexual …

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