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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

Connecticut’s Gender Wage Gap: Report Paints a Complicated Picture

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Legislative Developments, Wage & Hour

The Gender Wage Gap Task Force in Connecticut issued its report last month with both findings and recommendations on a continued disparities between what men and women, on average, earn. In doing so, it recognized that there are multiple factors that are responsible for the gap in its view.  It paints a far more complicated picture… Continue Reading

Quick Hits: Unpaid Interns, Employee E-mail Privacy, LinkedIn Recommendations, Advice from the “Enemy”, Retaliation, The “Restroom Issue”

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Litigation, Wage & Hour

With my work on the Law & Technology Symposium for the Connecticut Bar Foundation last week, there are several employment law topics that I haven’t had time to discuss in full. While I’ve shared some of these links via my Twitter feed (which you can find at, I thought I would recap some of… Continue Reading

LinkedIn Recommendations – A Hot Topic Among HR Professionals, But Should It Be?

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

In my presentation last week to the HRA of Greater New Haven (which i discussed yesterday), the hottest topic that people wanted to discuss was LinkedIn Recommendations. People had several questions: Should a company bar its employees from doing such recommendations? Should a HR department "police" LinkedIn to ensure compliance? What is the risk of… Continue Reading

“If You Aren’t Using Social Media for Your Job Search or Recruiting, You Don’t Exist”

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Social Media

My thanks to the Human Resource Association of Greater New Haven for the invitation to speak to that group last week on the topic of social media and employment law.  HRAGNH is an affiliate of SHRM and with nearly 60 attendees, we had a packed house for the event. When I’ve given such talks in the… Continue Reading

CDC Releases Updated Swine Flu Guidance for Businesses and Employers; An Update on What Employers Need to Know

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

With a new wave of swine flu (H1N1) predicted to hit in the upcoming weeks. the Centers for Disease Control released new updated guidance yesterday for employers with recommended actions for businesses to take. (H/T Ohio Employer’s Law Blog) The guidance can be found in two documents:  Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and… Continue Reading

Minutes from CHRO Meeting Reveal Progress on Executive Director Search and Task Force Recommendations

Posted in CHRO & EEOC

Recently released minutes from a December 2008 meeting (available here) of the CHRO commissioners reveal that an outside search firm is in the process of being retained to assist with an search for a new Executive Director. The minutes — which are released approximately one month after the original meeting — discuss the status of the Executive Director… Continue Reading