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.

IA Waterloo - Will Ban the Box be your Waterloo?

December 4th, 2019 Bridget Penick and Cara Donels at Fredrikson & Byron

So say you are Napoleon and you live in Waterloo, Iowa. And you are about to raise an army and go conquer stuff. First order of business is hiring your (literal) lieutenants.

Do you ask said potential lieutenant if they have a criminal record?  Of course not - having a criminal record would not disqualify a candidate from helping you vanquish a territory, and perhaps may even carry some skills you could use along the way.

Perhaps allow Bridget Penick and Cara Donels to temper your army-raising and conquering-stuff ambitions and lower expectations to somewhere around not breaking the law as they help you understand the new "Ban the Box" ordinance and provide four steps to help you prepare.

Murder by Death

December 2nd, 2019 hrsimple

From imdb:

Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.