Dr. Love(less) he don't need no office life

February 14th, 2020

Robin Shea at Constangy

The past two years, Robin Shea at Constangy has been kind enough to share her interview with Dr. Loveless, renowned advice columnist to . . . those of us who chose the office life. And sometimes those who don't. As long as it pays. Whatever.

This year, Amour De Docteur takes a shot at diagnosing:

  • how not to get called into HR for sexual harassment because "call you soon" means something different to your work colleague 
  • lookback LGBT discrimination
  • live-in relationship: commitment, sleeping dogs lying around or nepotism?
  • is a JD a real doctor, loveless or not?
  • suspicion.

(Yes, the title of this blog is an actual line from the lyrics of "Dr. Love" by heavy glam metal disco ballad rock band Kiss.)

New I-9!

February 14th, 2020

Julie Pace, David A. Selden, Heidi Nunn-Gilman

Why is the I-9 not I-9.54 by now?

The I-9 has been around since November 6, 1986, almost as long as the Mac computer. If it were an operating system, the Super Bowl or a tech start-up, the "I" would be leading a parade of number(s), or worse yet, letters masquerading as numbers.

But it isn't, it is just the I-9. And there is a new one.

Julie Pace, Dave Selden and Heidi Nunn-Gilman help with the changes and provide some commentary, including:

  • what most of the changes affect
  • who should see the instructions
  • what and where to post
  • how to deal with remote employees
  • is it possible to over-document?
  • ICE audits.

Also check out our blog that includes (actually it is the entire blog) a simple 10-question audit for employment verification.


The impact of Super Bowl(ing) Part Deux

January 28th, 2020

Rich Meneghello, Anthony Isola and Spring Taylor at Fisher Phillips

Chief among the 49er so factors to take into account when dealing with how the Super Bowl can/will affect your place of employment are these four (five for those of you in or around KC or San Fran):

  1. Gambling in the workplace
  2. Productivity
  3. Dress codes
  4. Monday morning absences
  5. Championship parade.

Rich Meneghello (longtime contributor), Anthony Isola and Spring Taylor (who in no way condoned, particpated in or encouraged any of the 13.9 million workers who called in "sick" or used PTO the day after last year's Super Bowl LIII but will in no way stipulate to same for LIV) help alleviate any headache or hangover, super or otherwise.

PS - Anyone besides me wondering why Liv Tyler isn't a part of the Super Bowl LIV festivities?

PPS - Click the image above for some super (full-contact) bowling.

Sometimes being an employer is a little like being a parent - you think you are supposed to be in control but then come to find out maybe not.

Chad Horton explains how the NLRB says maybe you can be the boss of them. At least some of the time.


UPDATED minimum wage chart!

December 17th, 2019

Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs, the author of our Wages and Hours – An Employer's Guide, updated their minimum wage chart for pretty much everywhere and anywhere. The chart, along with lots of other good stuff, has been updated on and will be updated in the next edition (Edition 11) of the book, which you can order along with all kinds of other good HR info.

You can also download the chart by clicking on the nice robin's egg blue (or baby blue or maybe Carolina blue) "Download PDF" button above.