If Lily Ledbetter sees her shadow does that mean more government regulation?

Punxsutawney Phil, the renowned winter forecaster did not see his shadow on February 2nd, thus forecasting an early end to winter. Unfortunately another announcement made on February 2nd, did not offer as pleasant a forecast for companies. The Obama administration announced February 2nd, also the anniversary of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, that they …

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The First 100 Days of Obama: Fistful of Talent Saved Me An Update

The folks over at Fistful of Talent saved me a legislative update. Follow this link to Tough Love: The First 100 Days of the Obama Administration. It is getting very hard to be an employer these days and it is not going to get any easier. So read and learn and prepare. Or be active …

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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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Senate Considers Pay Legislation That House Passed

The Paycheck Fairness Act and the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, that were passed in the House of Representatives last week, are now being considered by the Senate. SHRM opposes these bills, which while well meaning are flawed in construction. Here is why SHRM opposes them. SHRM opposes the following provisions of the Ledbetter Fair Pay …

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More On Paycheck Fairness: Still Beating 'Cause the Horse Isn't Dead

Here are two great links for people who are far more compentent to talk about the paycheck fairness legislation than am I. The first link is to Ann Bares, author of Compensation Force, who talks about Pay Legislation Leaps to Top of House Agenda: Interview with WorldatWork’s Cara Welch. Ann Bares is a MUST read. …

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HR Is Caught in a Whirlwind of Political Wrangling

The Democrat controlled 111th House of Representatives flexed it’s muscles today. Nancy Pelosi et. al. changed the rules on how bills are dealt with in the House. As stated in this Washington Post article House rule changes squander good will “The spirit of bipartisan cooperation didn’t survive the first day of the 111th Congress as …

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