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  • Why manual PTO tracking puts you at risk [Video]

    Why manual PTO tracking puts you at risk [Video]

    Many small firms use manual processes for tracking their staffs' paid time off and attendance. They assume that because they have a modestly sized group, it's manageable.
    - 25 May 17, 1:34pm -
  • Keep calm and comply on: Preparing for HR change in the face of uncertainty

    Keep calm and comply on: Preparing for HR change in the face of uncertainty

    With a new administration come uncertainty, questions and concerns. Here's how to navigate those complexities and maintain compliance The rapid shifts unfolding for employers this year are bringing concern, confusion and co…
    - 1 May 17, 9:49am -
  • It's time for HR professionals to stop doing administrative tasks

    It's time for HR professionals to stop doing administrative tasks

    When HR professionals spend most of their days bogged down by tedious, time-consuming and tactical tasks, the organization as a whole suffers It's hard to innovate and improve when you're drowning in dysfunction.  Most emp…
    - 3 Apr 17, 10:06am -
  • Why technology isn't enough for HR departments [Video]

    Why technology isn't enough for HR departments [Video]


    - 31 Mar 17, 4:48pm -
  • 6 Questions to Ask HR Technology Providers

    6 Questions to Ask HR Technology Providers

    The strategic relationship you have with your HR technology provider can be as important as the technology itself.  Are you thinking about investing in a new HR technology? You certainly aren't alone.  More and more, organi…
    - 27 Mar 17, 2:37pm -
  • 3 Ways HR Impacts your Organization's Bottom Line

    3 Ways HR Impacts your Organization's Bottom Line

    HR functions play a pivotal role in the performance and success of an organization. When it comes to meeting your business goals and moving the organization toward its bottom line, it's important to make sure you are optimizin…
    - 20 Mar 17, 10:06am -
  • 5 Ways for Non Profits To Control Employee Benefit Costs

    5 Ways for Non Profits To Control Employee Benefit Costs

    As not-for-profit organizations are increasingly scrutinized for their finances and fundraising efficiency, many seek to control administrative costs. Since employee administration, including benefits, is among the top expenses for organizations,…
    - 13 Mar 17, 3:04am -
  • [VIDEO] The 3 Benefits Employees Want Most in 2017

    [VIDEO] The 3 Benefits Employees Want Most in 2017

    With the recruitment landscape growing increasingly competitive, it's important for employers to offer employees the benefits they want most. Discover the three benefits employees want most. 
    - 11 Mar 17, 2:00pm -
  • Optimizing the onboarding experience

    Optimizing the onboarding experience

    Onboarding is not a one-time process - it needs consistent and continuous improvements. Improve onboarding to increase retention Employers shouldn't just view onboarding as something that happens within the first few weeks of…
    - 6 Mar 17, 8:39am -
  • Creating a more connected, integrated HR environment

    Creating a more connected, integrated HR environment

    The world of human resources is constantly changing and expanding. As it does, it is also growing more complex.   HR professionals have no shortage of concerns to deal with on a daily basis. From payroll to compensation, t…
    - 1 Mar 17, 11:18am -

Compensation Today

  • Introducing the Spring 2013 Software Release

    Introducing the Spring 2013 Software Release

    PayScale’s Spring 2013 software release includes several updates that improve user experience and provide advanced analytics unavailable anywhere else. To follow are the highlights from PayScale’s Spring 2013 release.
    - 25 Mar 13, 7:57pm -
  • CFO Corner: Say on Pay Campaigning and the 97% Rule

    CFO Corner: Say on Pay Campaigning and the 97% Rule

    Say on Pay is a big concern for companies, but mainly because so many have done so little to provide real communication and evidence to support their pay practices. We will continue to see compensation design move to a more performance-based model as…
    - 21 Mar 13, 4:14pm -
  • The DOs and DONT's of Cutting Compensation Costs

    The DOs and DONT's of Cutting Compensation Costs

    If you're experiencing the pressure to cut costs, you're not alone. The recent sequestering on the federal budget is the perfect example of making difficult decisions to make ends meet. When those tough decisions need to be made, chances are, you're…
    - 21 Mar 13, 11:32am -
  • Pricing to the Employee vs. Pricing to the Job

    Pricing to the Employee vs. Pricing to the Job

    For some cases, job pricing to the employee may work and make a certain amount of sense, but I tend to focus first and foremost on pricing to the job. Which way works best? Is it better to take a blended approach?
    - 20 Mar 13, 3:29pm -
  • Michelle Obama Says to Hire a U.S. Veteran

    Michelle Obama Says to Hire a U.S. Veteran

    U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama urged companies to hire more veterans last week. The unemployment rate of those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan is nearly two points higher than the national average, at 9.4 percent. While it’s admirable to hire ve…
    - 18 Mar 13, 10:30am -
  • CFO Corner: Is Your Economic Glass Half-full or Half-empty?

    CFO Corner: Is Your Economic Glass Half-full or Half-empty?

    No one said the road to economic recovery would be easy, but overall we seem to be headed for greener pastures. There are definite signals of economic optimism in businesses even though not all economists are forecasting sunshine and rainbows.
    - 15 Mar 13, 10:30am -
  • 8 New FMLA Changes You Need to Know

    8 New FMLA Changes You Need to Know

    Several new changes to the Family Medical Leave Act went into effect last week on March 8. The most pertinent is the requirement to post the updated FMLA poster, which informs employees of the updated FMLA rules. There are also several forms that hav…
    - 13 Mar 13, 5:10pm -
  • Equity Compensation – Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), Downside Protection with a Couple Downsides

    Equity Compensation – Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), Downside Protection with a Couple Downsides

    In spite of the downsides, RSUs are a great tool. Because they do not require the immediate issuance of stock, companies can avoid creating instant shareholders and paying ongoing dividends. If the individual leaves with unvested units, the company c…
    - 7 Mar 13, 4:18pm -
  • Benefit Considerations for an Aging Workforce

    Benefit Considerations for an Aging Workforce

    Providing retirement options for an aging workforce is beneficial because they typically have a great deal of industry knowledge and are hard workers. When you provide options for your older workers, they are more likely to stay.
    - 6 Mar 13, 4:21pm -
  • Offering Guidance to Federal Contractors, Post Rescission

    Offering Guidance to Federal Contractors, Post Rescission

    The rescission of the “Compensation Standards” and “Voluntary Guidelines” by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) leaves federal contractors with less guidance about how to comply with non-discrimination requirements out…
    - 5 Mar 13, 4:27pm -

DiversityInc

Employment Matters Blog

  • The Bubbler – September 2018

    The Bubbler – September 2018

    Welcome to this month’s edition of the Bubbler! Now that fall is fast approaching we’re refreshing your memory of some key recent developments as we head into the new season: Massachusetts’s new non-compete reform law lays out specific rules an…
    - 12 Sep 18, 12:21pm -
  • Avoiding Unexpected Liability for Former Employees’ Medical Expenses
    Adherence to the COBRA health care continuation rules is not always high on an employer’s list of priorities. Compliance is often “outsourced,” and even when handled “in-house,” it rarely consumes much attention. A recent case, Hager v. DBG…
    - 12 Sep 18, 10:50am -
  • Reminder for NYC Employers: Sexual Harassment Compliance Begins Tomorrow!
    Now that Labor Day is behind us, we are looking ahead to the various compliance deadlines facing New York State and New York City employers this fall. As a reminder, beginning tomorrow, September 6, 2018, all New York City employers are required to …
    - 5 Sep 18, 6:48pm -
  • FLSA Collective Action Provision, Too, Does Not Make Mandatory Bilateral Arbitration Agreements Unenforceable
    In our sister blog, ADR: Advice from the Trenches, Gil Samberg explains the Sixth Circuit’s ruling, applying the Supreme Court’s reasoning in the recent Epic Systems case, that the “collective action” provision of the FLSA does not render a…
    - 30 Aug 18, 2:43pm -
  • New York State Department of Labor Releases Draft Sexual Harassment Prevention Materials
    The New York State Department of Labor (DOL), in consultation with the New York State Division of Human Rights (DHR), has released drafts of its model sexual harassment prevention policy, complaint form, and harassment prevention training program. In…
    - 27 Aug 18, 12:30pm -
  • #MeToo and the Need for an Investigative Process
    The #MeToo movement has galloped through both private industry and the public sector leaving many accused of wrongdoing, but with no clear process to confirm whether the accusations are true. The consequences of this collective rush to judgment by em…
    - 19 Aug 18, 7:07pm -
  • NYC #MeToo Update: Sexual Harassment Poster and Employee Fact Sheet Just Released
    Earlier this year, we wrote about the sweeping legislative changes enacted by New York State and New York City aimed at preventing workplace sexual harassment in the wake of #MeToo. Now, the NYC Commission on Human Rights has released guidance on the…
    - 17 Aug 18, 12:06pm -
  • New Massachusetts Non-Compete Law Goes Into Effect October 1, 2018
    Non-compete reform has come to Massachusetts, with wide-ranging legal and practical implications for any employers with workers in Massachusetts. Employers have just six weeks to consider and adopt a new approach to non-compete agreements for their w…
    - 14 Aug 18, 10:52am -
  • The Bubbler – August 2018

    The Bubbler – August 2018

    We want to dedicate our August Bubbler feature to our readers, who have helped Mintz’s blog achieve such an august reputation. This month’s namesake (Emperor Caesar Augustus) would have been proud to see all of the activity out of the Empire Stat…
    - 8 Aug 18, 10:45am -
  • Massachusetts Non-Compete Legislation Awaiting Governor Baker’s Signature
    Employers in Massachusetts are watching closely as a non-compete bill was recently passed by the Legislature and is now on Governor Baker’s desk. Currently slated to take effect on October 1, 2018, the law will significantly impact the drafting, im…
    - 8 Aug 18, 9:47am -

Financial Times: Recruitment

HRMorning

  • 7 ways HRMS can transform your HR department
    A typical day in HR is… anything but typical. Whether you’re dealing with an employee suddenly leaving or your CEO demanding results, you’re constantly on the move and putting out new fires. You’re busy, to say the least. And on top of it all…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 8:52am -
  • Walmart job changes create PR mess, draw EEOC attention
    Walmart is already paying a heavy public relations price for its announced decision to eliminate the “Greeter” position at its U.S. stores, replacing those jobs with a new position it is calling “customer host.” Now it faces at least one laws…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Mar 19, 12:53pm -
  • Starting a cross-training program
    As the job market tightens, many companies turn to formal cross-training programs to make sure they’re operating at top efficiency. Since not all workers will be excited about learning a new set of skills, the steps taken to prepare employees for a…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 8:43am -
  • United Parcel Service sued for racial bias
    Nineteen United Parcel Service employees are suing the giant parcel distributor, saying they suffered repeated racial discrimination and the company did nothing to stop it, according to published reports. Managers and supervisors enabled and even enc…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 10:34am -
  • Keys to effective succession planning: Talent management special report
    Are changes in your market forcing a change in strategy that will demand new talent? Have one or more of your long-time stars started thinking about moving to a competitor or retiring? Or are you just trying to make sure the wheels keep turning for a…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 12:09pm -
  • Applicants getting more aggressive about negotiating salaries: Report
    Another sign of a tightening job market: More than half of professionals (55%) participating in a recent survey said they tried to negotiate a higher salary with their last employment offer. That’s a 16-point jump from a similar survey conducted la…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Mar 19, 6:18am -
  • NY scraps statewide predictable scheduling rules – for now
    After promising for a couple of years it would mandate that most New York employers provide predictable scheduling, the New York State Department of Labor (NY DOL) has backed away from the plan under pressure from employers. The rules, which would ha…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Mar 19, 8:42am -
  • Google’s enforced arbitration decision could put pressure on other employers
    Employees may find it easier to bring sexual harassment and workplace discrimination cases against employers, thanks to Google workers’ success in driving change at the tech giant. The company announced it has ended the practice of requiring worker…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 2:44pm -
  • Improve employee retention with these 5 leadership ‘soft skills’

    Improve employee retention with these 5 leadership ‘soft skills’

    Employee retention strategies are cropping up everywhere. But even the “best of the best” strategies won’t help if managers don’t have the skills to positively engage their people one-on-one. The key to engaging and retaining good people reli…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 12:38pm -
  • IBM’s job application gaffe holds an important lesson for all employers
    There’s an important lesson for organizations of all sizes in a recent embarrassment for one of the world’s best-known companies – check your job postings carefully before they go up on the internet! Questions about race and ethnicity are commo…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Mar 19, 2:45pm -
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Minding the Workplace

  • newIt’s not Yale or fail: The college admissions scandal and our unhealthy obsession with school prestige

    It’s not Yale or fail: The college admissions scandal and our unhealthy obsession with school prestige

    Here in the U.S., we’re watching the unfolding of a major college admissions scandal (highlights here) led by criminal indictments alleging that dozens of wealthy parents engaged in fraud and bribery to get their kids into highly selective univers…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 12:03pm -
  • Boston Globe: Two important features on workplace bullying

    Boston Globe: Two important features on workplace bullying

    Over the weekend, the Boston Globe published two lengthy features on workplace bullying. Both are detailed and compelling and worthy of our close attention. Bullied in the state prison system The Globe‘s Jenna Russell goes in depth on the story of…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 12:39am -
  • Join me on Facebook!

    Join me on Facebook!

    Dear readers, if you’re on Facebook, please consider “liking” my new Page for the New Workplace Institute and this blog! Go here for the link, and simply “Like” the Page. I tend to be very deliberate about adopting new technologies and soci…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Mar 19, 1:43am -
  • On “workism” and American attitudes toward work

    On “workism” and American attitudes toward work

    A couple of days ago, I posted on Facebook that I had managed to crank out a 30-page draft of an article, citing roughly 75 sources, in four days. Although I was happy with the draft when I submitted it for possible publication, upon rereading it I q…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 10:55pm -
  • Pixar animated film captures workplace diversity challenges in 8 minutes

    Pixar animated film captures workplace diversity challenges in 8 minutes

    Pixar has released a great little animated film that beautifully captures the challenges of building workforce diversity in the midst of a white male “bro” culture, starring a ball of yarn named Purl. Emily Canal, writing for Inc., explains: In…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Mar 19, 11:01pm -
  • Workplace bullying, DARVO, and aggressors claiming victim status

    Workplace bullying, DARVO, and aggressors claiming victim status

    One of the more popular posts on this blog is a 2013 piece about how some workplace bullies try to claim victim status: We’ve seen it countless times: Workplace bullies claiming to be the victims of workplace bullying. And the smartest aggressors o…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Mar 19, 4:40pm -
  • Workplace bullying and incivility: Does kissing up fuel kicking down?

    Workplace bullying and incivility: Does kissing up fuel kicking down?

    Does kissing up to the boss make one more susceptible to kicking down subordinate workers? At least one study suggests that there may be an association between the two. Science Daily reports on a recent study published in the Journal of Applied Psych…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Mar 19, 4:24pm -
  • WBI video seminar for targets of workplace bullying

    WBI video seminar for targets of workplace bullying

    An ongoing challenge for the workplace anti-bullying movement is providing useful information and guidance for those who have been targets of this form of interpersonal abuse. Although we have made great strides in terms of public education on workpl…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Feb 19, 10:12am -
  • That extra little twist of the knife: One difference between abrasive vs. abusive bosses

    That extra little twist of the knife: One difference between abrasive vs. abusive bosses

    What are the differences between an abrasive boss and an abusive one? The abrasive boss can be hard to work for and make work life unpleasant. The abusive boss can be intentionally cruel and make work life intolerable. I associate the abrasive boss m…
    - 24 days ago, 24 Feb 19, 9:11am -
  • Workplace bullying, worker dignity, and therapeutic jurisprudence: Finding my center of gravity, Part I

    Workplace bullying, worker dignity, and therapeutic jurisprudence: Finding my center of gravity, Part I

    The process of retrospection may sometimes yield soggy nostalgia, confusion, or even regret. On other occasions, it delivers a surprising dose of clarity. I experienced a big chunk of the latter, when — and apologies for the cliché — a random t…
    - 25 days ago, 22 Feb 19, 8:47pm -

Nolo's Employment Law Blog

  • Overtime, Independent Contractor Status on Regulatory Agenda for Department of Labor
    A couple of weeks ago, the federal Department of Labor announced its regulatory agenda for the immediate future. The DOL does this twice a year, and the announcement indicates what its rulemaking and enforcement priorities will be. The Wage and Hour…
    - 16 Jun 14, 12:55pm -
  • Noncompete Madness

    Noncompete Madness

    Here in California, we don’t have to give much thought to noncompete agreements: contracts by which, typically, an employee agrees not to go work for a competitor or start a competing business for a certain period of time after leaving a job with t…
    - 9 Jun 14, 10:01am -
  • How Does COBRA Work With Obamacare?

    How Does COBRA Work With Obamacare?

    Last week, the federal Department of Labor issued proposed regulations dealing with COBRA notices. The regulatory proposal is quite uninteresting: Basically, the administration is removing the model notices from the Code of Federal Regulations and pr…
    - 12 May 14, 11:34am -
  • Where Do Employers Get Sued the Most?

    Where Do Employers Get Sued the Most?

    According to a very interesting article in the Insurance Journal, employers are most likely to be sued by current or former employees in California, Illinois, Alabama, Mississippi, and the District of Columbia. I’m sure no one is surprised by that…
    - 7 May 14, 12:04pm -
  • Is it Retaliation to Cut Employee Hours to Avoid Obamacare Mandate?

    Is it Retaliation to Cut Employee Hours to Avoid Obamacare Mandate?

    After a couple of delays, the employer mandate portion of Obamacare is now scheduled to take effect at the beginning of 2015. At least, a partial mandate is scheduled to start then for some employers. Companies with at least 100 employees will have t…
    - 28 Apr 14, 11:31am -
  • EEOC Issues Q&A on Religious Accommodation
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued the latest in its question-and-answer series, Religious Garb and Grooming Requirements in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities. I am a big fan of the EEOC’s Q&As on various di…
    - 7 Apr 14, 12:20pm -
  • Supreme Court: Severance Pay is Subject to FICA Tax

    Supreme Court: Severance Pay is Subject to FICA Tax

    Last week, the Supreme Court decided a case about how severance pay must be treated for tax purposes. The employer in the case (United States v. Quality Stores) had declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The employer provided severance pay in two programs:…
    - 1 Apr 14, 11:35am -
  • Overtime Changes? Not So Fast

    Overtime Changes? Not So Fast

    A couple of weeks ago, news outlets across the country were sounding the alarm — or singing Hail to the Chief — over what many of them referred to as an “order” or a “new rule” from President Obama about overtime. What actually happened i…
    - 26 Mar 14, 11:35am -
  • Fired for Jury Duty

    Fired for Jury Duty

    One New York employer thought it had a bright idea: Lay off an employee who is called to serve on a jury, allow her to collect unemployment, then decide, once the trial is over, whether to offer her job back. That’s how the New York Times described…
    - 11 Mar 14, 2:58pm -
  • Another Delay for the Employer Mandate

    Another Delay for the Employer Mandate

    Another day, another delay in implementing the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). Originally, the employer mandate — the part of the law requiring employers with at least 50 employees to provide affordable coverage to their full-time em…
    - 14 Feb 14, 11:52am -

SmartHR

  • newLiving in an HR Nightmare? Dream Blissfully with These 5 Strategies

    Living in an HR Nightmare? Dream Blissfully with These 5 Strategies

    When you’re in the business of serving people, you’ll inevitably experience some stressful challenges. But when they start following you home from the office, it’s time to make a change. Use these strategies to improve your stress levels in fiv…
    - 24 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 5:00am -
  • newMichigan Paid Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect March 29

    Michigan Paid Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect March 29

    The Michigan Paid Sick Leave Act, which will require most employers with at least 50 employees to provide paid sick leave, is set to go into effect March 29. Under the new law, employees of covered employers are eligible for paid sick leave with the…
    - 24 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 5:00am -
  • newFinding Hidden Gems and Assessing Their Fit

    Finding Hidden Gems and Assessing Their Fit

    In part 1 of this article, we looked at the concept of passive candidates, as well as some broad approaches to finding great talent. Today we’ll look at how to find quality candidates and see if they will complement your organization. Brilliant peo…
    - 24 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 5:00am -
  • newIRS Reverses Itself Again to Permit DB Plan Sponsors to Offer Retiree Lump-Sum Windows

    IRS Reverses Itself Again to Permit DB Plan Sponsors to Offer Retiree Lump-Sum Windows

    Defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors received another “derisking” tool in early March when the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Treasury Department unexpectedly reversed course on retiree lump-sum payouts. On March 6, the IRS issued Notice 2…
    - 24 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 5:00am -
  • H-1B Season Is Upon Us

    H-1B Season Is Upon Us

    It’s that time of year again when employers that want to hire recent college graduates and other professionals prepare to file H-1B visa petitions. Because U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept petitions up to six months bef…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 5:00am -
  • Workplace Stress Impacts Over 90% of Employees

    Workplace Stress Impacts Over 90% of Employees

    It may not be surprising to hear that a large percentage of workers in the United States and the United Kingdom suffer from work-related stress. But the actual number may come as a bit of a surprise. According to a recent survey, 94% of workers repor…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 5:00am -
  • Q&A: How to Best Recruit Gen Z Candidates

    Q&A: How to Best Recruit Gen Z Candidates

    Millennials already make up a large portion of the workforce, and while organizations have been adjusting, Generation Z has entered the scene. I recently spoke with Terri Herrmann, VP of Marketing at Montage, to discuss how recruiters should approach…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 5:00am -
  • Securing One-in-a-Million Talent to Catapult Your Profits

    Securing One-in-a-Million Talent to Catapult Your Profits

    If you’ve ever hired the wrong person for the job, you know that the poor fit stings—personally, professionally, and financially. Every rushed or subpar talent acquisition means a new and long road of pain. At best, you must overtrain the new hir…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 5:00am -
  • Why Consumer-Directed Healthcare Communication Is More Important Than Ever

    Why Consumer-Directed Healthcare Communication Is More Important Than Ever

    If you missed a paycheck, how much would that threaten your family’s financial situation? That’s the question that became a reality for hundreds of thousands of federal workers in the most recent government shutdown. Unexpectedly, the shutdown hi…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 5:00am -
  • Getting Beyond the ‘Charity Model’: Tips for Recruiting Employees with Disabilities

    Getting Beyond the ‘Charity Model’: Tips for Recruiting Employees with Disabilities

    Few dispute research showing that a diverse workforce contributes to an employer’s success, but diversity efforts often don’t explore the benefits of recruiting people with disabilities. However, that’s beginning to change. “We have certainly…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 5:00am -

Workplace Prof Blog

  • newFacebook & Discriminatory Advertising
    Facebook has long suffered accusations that different groups have used the social media platform for discriminatory purposes in advertising. In particular, landlords, employers, and lenders have been at the forefront of such allegations. Facebook, as…
    - 15 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 2:19pm -
  • Digital Charge Filing Updates
    The EEOC has proposed some rule changes as part of its digital charge filing system. The Commission has accepted the filing of digital employment discrimination charges for awhile, and it is now seeking to tweak the system through a notice...
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 4:57pm -
  • Trafficking Added to Forced Labor Claims in Saipan Casino Case
    Thanks to Aaron Halegua, who has been working on this case, for updating us. Here's an excerpt from the Associated Press story: Seven Chinese men allege in a lawsuit that they were victims of a forced labor scheme while constructing...
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 10:48am -
  • Adjunct Faculty at Elon University Vote for Union
    First were the adjuncts at Duke. An now, adjunct faculty at Elon joined in the act by voting for union representation--112 to 68 in favor of representation by the SEIU. It's not clear whether the University will file election objections,...
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 9:06am -
  • New Harassment Rules for Federal Court Workers
    Earlier this week, the federal judiciary adopted new rules with respect to addressing the harassment of court employees. In light of the #MeToo movement and other developments, such as the accusations against Judge Kozinski, the judiciary decided to…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 12:39am -
  • Voters View Gender Discrimination as Key Issue
    It seems from most of today’s headlines that neither political party can agree on much. In an interesting new poll by POLITICO/Morning Consult, however, there appears to be bipartisan agreement on one issue. Approximately 32% of all women – –..…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 2:55pm -
  • U.S. Women's Soccer Team Members Sue Over Pay Discrimination
    Today--International Women's Day--every current player on the U.S. Women's Soccer team filed a sex discrimination suit against the U.S. Soccer Federation. The suit is also seeking class status that would cover players as far back as 2015. This is ess…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Mar 19, 4:20pm -
  • New Salary Basis Test for Overtime Eligibility
    Yesterday, the Department of Labor announced its much anticipated proposed new overtime regulation. This goes to whether employees can be considered exempt from overtime as administrative, executive, or professional employees. The only real change is…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Mar 19, 8:27am -
  • Minor League Baseball Players Working Without Pay
    USA Today Sports has an interesting article on minor league baseball players and their low--and, during major league spring training, nonexistent--pay. Major League Baseball classifies minor league players as being involved in "short-term seasonal ap…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Mar 19, 3:12pm -
  • NLRB Classifies Lobbying as Nonchargeable Union Fees Expense
    Today, in Kent Hospital, the NLRB ruled that lobbying expenses--even if related to employment terms or indirectly to collective bargaining--are always nonchargeable. The Board also found that the union violated its duty of fair representation by not…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Mar 19, 4:40pm -

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