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Rutgers Scandal Shows Employers Must Not Drop the Ball (Part 2): Whistleblowing

The recent firing of Rutgers University basketball coach Mike Rice, but only after a video surfaced of him physically hitting players and hurling repeated homophobic epithets at them, is a virtual primer of what NOT to do from a US… continue
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Rutgers Scandal Shows Employers Must Not Drop the Ball

The recent firing of Rutgers University basketball coach Mike Rice, but only after a video surfaced of him physically hitting players and hurling repeated homophobic epithets at them, is a virtual primer of what NOT to do from an employment… continue
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Forward-Thinking HR: Lessons from Benjamin Franklin

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  – Benjamin Franklin. In HR, we often operate in the past, the present and the future. We operate in the past by preserving and safeguarding company information pertaining to events… continue
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Weighing up wellness programs: Is it right to ask employees what they weigh?

“How much do you weigh?”   This question might sound impolite. But employees in the US take note: the social awkwardness of group weigh-ins may be coming to a warehouse near you.   CVS Caremark is asking employees their weight… continue
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Do I have to pay this ninja overtime? A treatise on the FLSA classification of ninjas.

Over the years, wage and hour experts have written about the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) classification of just about every type of employee under the sun: chefs, IT workers, exotic dancers, and even those most beloved and admired of… continue
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Easter, Passover, Hot Dogs & Veganism: Accommodating Religion in the Workplace

Are the hot dogs all beef? Does the rice and beans have ham in it? Is there pork in that egg roll? These are some questions I often find myself asking before taking a bite. My husband makes fun of… continue
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XpertHR + Dovetail Software = ‘HR answers in 30 seconds or less,’ says @DwaneLay

We’re excited to announce a new strategic alliance between XpertHR and Dovetail Software, which could help make your day-to-day HR work a whole lot easier! So what do we have to offer? Well, remember the Domino’s ad promising delivery in… continue
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“You’re fired:” Axe ‘hero’ employees in haste, repent at your leisure

A question for US employers:  How would you treat a ‘hero’ employee at your organization? If an employee has reacted to exceptional circumstances by stepping outside of their day-to-day responsibilities in order to help others, would your first response be… continue
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SHRM Legislative Conference 2013: HR braces itself for health care reform

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Society of Human Resources Management’s 2013 Employment Law and Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. Hundreds of HR professionals from around the nation gathered to network and to learn about the latest… continue
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The Ides of March Have Come: HR Help from Caesar

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend me your ears… Today (Friday, March 15th) is the Ides of March, remembered in infamy as the day Julius Caesar was assassinated. This assassination came shortly after Caesar generously accepted the position of Dictator Perpetuo (Dictator for… continue
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