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Recommendations for Uber Are Roadmap for All?

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center

If you had a million dollars (or more) to investigate your culture, what would you find out? (Music fans may appreciate the classic “If I Had a Million Dollars” song from the Barenaked Ladies. You’re welcome.) Well, Uber engaged a lawfirm, Covington & Burling, and the former Attorney General Eric Holder to do just that… Continue Reading

ABA Adopts Principles of Model Business Policies on Labor Trafficking & Child Labor

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Labor Law & NLRB, Laws and Regulations, Legislative Developments, Wage & Hour

As I’ve highlighted before, I’m fortunate to serve as a delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates, which meets twice a year. I was less fortunate that the Midyear Meeting this year was in Chicago, which was even colder and snowier than Connecticut. At Monday’s House meeting, there were several resolutions passed. The… Continue Reading

Offensive Tweets and Twitter Justice: The Tale of Justine Sacco for Employers

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center, Social Media

Have you heard of Justine Sacco? If you’re on social media, it was hard to avoid over the weekend. She was the public relations professional who posted an offensive tweet on Friday before boarding a plane to South Africa. Never mind that she had only 200 or so followers when she made the tweet.  By the… Continue Reading

Upcoming CCSU/ITBD Breakfast Seminar on Social Media Policy

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Social Media

Interested in social media for business but wondering how to deal with a policy to manage it? Central Connecticut State University’s Institute for Technology & Business Development is sponsoring an executive breakfast series seminar on October 3, 2013 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Social Media Policy. I will be among the panel of speakers discussing the subject. … Continue Reading

Saved by the Cell Phone? Best Practices for Your Company

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Wage & Hour

What a great turnout we had on Tuesday for our presentation on addressing the challenges of “going mobile” from a company’s human resources perspective.  My thanks to Kris Dunn, the moderator, who put the panel together.  Other speakers were Madeline Laurano of the Aberdeen Group and Jessica Lee of Marriott.  If you’re not following all… Continue Reading

Social Media Best Practices – Interview with LXBN TV

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Social Media

Last week, I had the great fortune of being interviewed by the Lexblog Network — which help provide support to this blog.  The interview focused on best practices for employers in engaging in social media. A few tidbits: We did this interview via Skype. If that’s not cool enough, I did so using my iPad… Continue Reading

Passover & Easter: A Time to Reflect on Religious Discrimination Issues

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

With Passover and Easter coming up this week, it seems timely to revisit the laws regarding religious discrimination and accommodation. Fortunately for you (and me), the Employment & Labor Insider just posted a terrific piece on the subject.  Among the issues that the post flagsis the common situation of an employer who tries to decide… Continue Reading

EEOC Releases “Best Practices” for Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities

Posted in CHRO & EEOC, Discrimination & Harassment, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations

The EEOC issued new technical guidance for employers this week to provide them with some direction on how to deal with workers with caregiving responsibilities.   The document, "Employer Best Practices for Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities," is available online here supplements previous guidance entitled "Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities". As stated by… Continue Reading

OFCCP Releases Guidelines on How To Be a “G-FIVE” Employer of Veterans

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations

Although employment laws and regulations are typically seen as telling employers what NOT to do, there are some laws and initiatives by government agencies that give employers of ideas of what TO do, whether in terms of hiring practices or other programs. One new directive by the The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs late last month is… Continue Reading

EEOC Releases New Compliance Manual Section on Religious Discrimination

Posted in CHRO & EEOC, Discrimination & Harassment, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations

The EEOC today released a new compliance manual section on religious discrimination in the workplace.  A press release from the EEOC is available here while you can download the actual section directly here.    What is useful about the compliance manual section, according to the EEOC, is that it "includes a comprehensive review of the relevant provisions of Title… Continue Reading

Four for…Employment Contracts and Useful Employment Law Information

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

When I first started practicing, each attorney used to keep their "form" files.  What were these? Copies of key documents that could be used over and over again.  Now, with the advent of computer databases, sharing information within a firm is routine and easy. But suppose you wanted to find out what other attorneys or… Continue Reading