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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What Companies Are Getting Sued Over!

Thanks to Jon Hyman over at the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog who wrote the other day on Do you know? Employment Litigation Expected to increase in 2010. It was an eye opener. I clicked through from his blog to the Fulbright & Jaworski Fifth Annual Litigation Trends Survey and Highlights and read through the employment law section. …

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Let Me Introduce a New Blog on Compensation

An associate of mine has joined the blogsphere. Phil Blount and his associate Barbara Mackintosh are the main players in Phillip Blount & Associates, a compensation and human resources consulting firm located in Atlanta. Their new blog leads off with an explanation of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. It is a great explanation and …

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Ledbetter: The Perpetual Paperwork Act

On Thursday the 19th of March I attended a good seminar at at great venue. The seminar was hosted by the lawfirm of Drew Eckl & Farnham and was held at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. One of the sessions was lead by a long time aquaintence, Joe Chancey. The format for this session was …

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Merit Pay Going the Way of the Dinosaur: Fallout From Ledbetter

A SHRM alert I received today had this quote in it: “Camille Olson, an attorney at Seyfarth Shaw in Chicago, said that some HR executives have wanted to revisit their companies’ entire pay systems as a result of the new law. Here’s why: An annual pay increase based on merit has a life under the …

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