Sexual harassment by a nonemployee confirmed by a Federal court

by Michael Haberman February 13, 2019

Tweet When I train about sexual harassment or discuss it in a class, one area I mention is that companies can be liable for harassment from a nonemployee. The example I give most often is a delivery person who “flirts” with the receptionist that is receiving the packages. That is not a difficult example to […]

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Should a new minimum wage come with some education?

by Michael Haberman February 12, 2019

Tweet The push for a new minimum wage of $15 per hour is starting to gain some traction. Recently the state of New Jersey joined the small number of states and municipalities that now have a $15 per hour minimum wage. The new wage is not going to be enacted until 2024, so it does […]

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Future Friday: Common Ground

by Michael Haberman February 8, 2019

Tweet We are now in a state of workplace being where we have five generations working together. The challenges for leadership, particularly HR leadership, is how to develop communication that reaches the maximum number of people.  Richard Bailey, the president of HP’s Americas region, writes in Fast Company,  I have found that every generation in the […]

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A February reminder…don’t I have to publish some OSHA form?

by Michael Haberman February 7, 2019

Tweet Well, I am a week late reminding you of this. But if you have not done this yet you need to do it NOW. The answer to that question is a resounding YES! At least if you have more than 10 employees and are not on the list of exempted industries. Post in a […]

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Deadline on submitting the EEO-1 extended

by Michael Haberman February 6, 2019

Tweet The EEOC posted the following press release: Due to the recent partial lapse in appropriations, the opening of the EEO-1 has been postponed until early March 2019. The deadline to submit EEO-1 data will be extended to May 31, 2019. Details and instructions for the 2018 EEO-1 Report filers will be forthcoming. Please continue to visit […]

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How incentive travel program can boost your employee’s productivity: A guest post

by Michael Haberman February 4, 2019

Tweet Today’s post is authored by Sarah Hill. She is a content writer at Seven Events Ltd – one of the leading event management companies in the UK. She started her career in the events industry almost a decade ago; as time progressed, she became an avid event blogger sharing her insight on corporate event planning.  Motivating your […]

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Future Friday: Why Automation Won’t Remove Humans From HR

by Michael Haberman February 1, 2019

Tweet Something new today. This is the first time I have published a guest post on Future Friday. This author seemed appropriate to do it with, however. Sara Carter is the co-founder of Englighted Digital. She is a consultant and freelance programmer, who has been fascinated with technology since childhood.  Is a robot coming to […]

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Correcting I-9 mistakes

by Michael Haberman January 31, 2019

Tweet As a consultant, I often find that companies make mistakes with the I-9 form, also known as the Employment Eligibility Verification form. These mistakes, if discovered by the USCIS, can cost a great deal. In fact, one company had to pay over $600,000 for 808 mistakes. The good news is that you can correct […]

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From the archive: Paying Employees During Bad Weather Closings

by Michael Haberman January 30, 2019

Tweet Weather snowstorms, such as the brutal cold bearing down on the US, have caused a number of employers to close. Here in Atlanta, the threat of a snowstorm caused the state government to close, as well as the City of Atlanta and other local governments. Many businesses also closed because of this threat. When […]

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An accommodation has to make it possible to do the work, not avoid the work

by Michael Haberman January 29, 2019

Tweet Because many employers are not well versed in the Americans with Disabilities Act there is often confusion on whether a request accommodation must be granted. The good news is that a requested accommodation does not have to be granted if it does not actually allow the employee to perform the job. The purpose of […]

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