January 18th, 2019 by Fiona Ong at Shawe Rosenthal
Some employers view a reduction in force as an apparently easy and clean way to get rid of employees they do not want – like poor performers, who have not been properly performance-managed.
Don't be one of those employers.
Fiona Ong shares why. And stay tuned, same Bat-time, same Bat-station (or at least Bat-blog), for some "what" and "how" when Fiona shares basic performance management tips so you won't be one of those employers...read more
January 17th, 2019 by Darin Williams at Laner Muchin
If you pay tipped employees, you are familiar with the 80/20 rule.
Lucky for you, that familiarity is no longer necessary because the DOL has reissued a 2009 opinion letter that essentially abandons the 80/20 tip credit rule.
Darin Williams clarifies the abandoning...read more
January 16th, 2019 by Jenny Goltz at Cozen O'Connor
Because if you don't you could go be in big trouble.
Jenny Goltz covers six common pitfalls for those new to the business of being in business.
And the rest of you might want to take a peek anyway, you know, just to see if maybe, you know, there are any new tricks to be learned...read more
January 14th, 2019 by Richard Meneghello, Steven Bernstein, Cheryl Behymer, Caroline Brown, Thomas Rebel, Shanon Stevenson, Travis Vance
Yes, the Government shutdown and human resources intersect, but why?..read more
January 11th, 2019 by Emily Schifter at Troutman Sanders
(Um, you might want to at least put that payroll report in a folder.)
Emily Schifter helps you consider technology's role in society and growing presence in the workplace by providing some guidance on:
January 8th, 2019 by Ursula A. Kienbaum at Ogletree Deakins
written warning: noun: ritˈ'n wôrniNG
Ursula Kienbaum helps you create a calm, dispassionate, effective, reasonable written warning by answering these seven FAQs:
January 2nd, 2019 by Lindsey A. White at Shawe Rosenthal
No one likes rush hour traffic and if there was a way to avoid it, we would.
One employee decided to test a new theory and push the limits of the definition of "reasonable accommodation" by asking to be permitted to leave early because of her anxiety triggered by driving home in heavy traffic.
Lindsey White explains why the Court instead pumped the brakes...read more
December 24th, 2018 by Robin Shea at Constangy
One of our favorites, Robin Shea, invites you into her Christmas HR world with a Christmas-themed quiz featuring:
And to all a good night!..read more
December 20th, 2018 by Fisher Phillips
The Affordable Care Act has been ruled unconstitutional.
But nothing will change now or for the foreseeable future.
If not, Fisher Phillips provides some answers, including:
December 19th, 2018 by Michael Schmidt at Cozen O'Connor
Michael Schmidt presents a Top 10 list of thoughts to minimize problems at your company's upcoming holiday party and for good measure discusses employers suing (for negative online reviews) and being sued (by an employee who signed a release)..read more
December 18th, 2018 by Robin Shea at Constangy
Real life scenario 1: A very high-performing, squeaky clean employee drinks too much at the holiday party and tries to kiss a colleague.
Real life scenario 2: A colleague / mentee / impressionable underling asks if it is a career-limiting move not to attend a "dreaded company holiday party".
Discuss (if with yourself, we recommend pretending you are on the phone so people will accept your discussion with the ether).
Now grade yourself against the expert, Robin Shea...read more
December 17th, 2018 by Shenna Harris, Jill Kirila and Meghan Hill at Squire Patton Boggs
Squire Patton Boggs, the author of our Wages and Hours – An Employer's Guide, put together a minimum wage chart for pretty much everywhere and anywhere. The chart, along with lots of other good stuff, can be found in the book, which in turn can be found in this drop-down menu, which in turn can be used to pre-order the book...read more
December 14th, 2018 by hrsimple
The primary barrier to a holiday office party is:
For tools, tips, techniques, a quiz, and some TV... read more..read more
December 7th, 2018 by Robin Shea at Constangy
One way to for men to avoid a sexual harassment claim is to avoid women. Not coincidently, that is also a way to run right into a sex discrimination claim.
So is the so-called two-step "Mike Pence Rule" (the Vice President reportedly (1) doesn't have dinners alone with women, and (2) doesn't attend parties unless his wife comes with him) a way or no way?
Robin Shea tweaks the Mike Pence Rule while debunking some "avoid" myths...read more
December 5th, 2018 by Aaron Warshaw at Ogletree Deakins
What happens when political discussions in the workplace have not been addressed before the discussions get political.
Political discussions at work are a minefield at any time. Add one part holiday party, two parts booze and maybe an off-site location, mix thoroughly and you may have yourself a politicussin'.
Aaron Warshaw provides 6 FAQs and their answers so nothing progresses past politiscussions.