Don’t be a dupe for someone else’s ill will

I have run across the term “cat’s paw” several times in the past, including just recently. It comes supposedly from an old Aesop’s fable that was adapted by Frenchman Jean de La Fontaine under the title Le Singe et le Chat that appeared in the second collection of his Fables in 1679. It tells the …

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HR manager can be held personally responsible for FMLA interference

Dragging your feet in responses to employees can land you in significant “hot water”. A New York federal court found an HR manager personally responsible for how an employee was dealt with in an FMLA case. Lack of response Initially in this case the HR manager did provide the employee with FMLA instructions for dealing …

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Calling All HR Experts: Help This "Evil" Company

You may have seen this story in the news, Mom Loses Job After Kidney Donation, about a heartless company mistreating a poor mother who had lost an uncle, her mother, found out her father had lukemia and then her son needed a kidney. She had taken all her vacation while her mother died so when she …

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