Four Blogs from Lawyers you need to be reading

by Michael Haberman August 7, 2019

Tweet There are four blogs from four lawyers I know that are excellent resources for HR professionals. They write commonsense and not “lawyerese” thus making them very readable. Jon Hyman I have been reading Jon Hyman’s Ohio Employer Law Blog for years. Although I have never met him in person I feel like have known […]

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What exactly does “exempt” mean?

by Michael Haberman August 5, 2019

Tweet This is a fairly consistent question from employers today so I decided to rerun this post. There is an update at the end, however. The Fair Labor Standards Act tells us we have two types of employees, non-exempt and exempt. Unfortunately these terms are not very explanatory and people often get them confused. Let […]

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5 HR Trends Impacting the Industry

by Michael Haberman August 2, 2019

Tweet Today’s post is a guest post written by Megan R. Nichols who is a technical writer and science blogger. The human resources industry is one that’s been around for nearly as long as there have been employees, but the world is changing, and HR needs to change with it. What are some of the […]

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#SHRM19 Keynote speaker Brené Brown

by Michael Haberman July 31, 2019

Tweet I have to admit that I did not know who the keynote speaker Brené Brown. I could tell from the buzz in the audience that she was well known and well thought of, so I paid attention. I am glad I did. I have also looked at some of her stuff online since #SHRM19. […]

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EVERYONE needs training on the Fair Labor Standards Act!

by Michael Haberman July 30, 2019

Tweet The Fair Labor Standards Act, also known as the wage and hour law, has been in the news a great deal lately. In at least five cases in the past week errors costing tens-of-thousands of dollars have been in the news. Employers are making mistakes on overtime payments, especially in calculating the “regular rate […]

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Three great reads to start your week with

by Michael Haberman July 29, 2019

Tweet There are three blog posts that I thought were important enough to point out to you this week. The first of these was written by attorney Robin Shea. Many of you may have heard that Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta has resigned and President Trump has nominated Eugene Scalia to replace him. As is […]

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Observations on #SHRM19- Continuing the Buzz

by Michael Haberman July 26, 2019

Tweet The most recent SHRM conference, #SHRM19, which was held in Las Vegas in June, was my eighth in a row. As an official member of the Blogger Squad, I was obligated to write about the conference. Unfortunately, I took some vacation and then the 4th of July holiday, and as a result, it has […]

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5 Industries AI Will Rule In 2019

by Michael Haberman July 25, 2019

Tweet Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a hot topic in the tech world for a couple of years now. The Verge claims that industries need to start looking into AI solutions for their businesses if they want to stay relevant. This is why more fields are using the innovative technology in their operations, making processes […]

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4 Motivation Hacks that will Engage and Inspire your Employees

by Michael Haberman July 22, 2019

Tweet Today’s post was written by Keith Coppersmith who is a business and marketing expert who has experienced both the rise and fall of many businesses. He enjoys writing and providing insight of the marketing industry based on both practice and theory. Although we all come in for the salary, and we do our best […]

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Four Ways Bosses Cause Stress in the Workplace

by Michael Haberman July 17, 2019

Tweet I am currently working with someone that is having a “boss” problem.” I thought it might be appropriate to replay this post from several years ago. We always talk about problem employees and how to solve those issues. We don’t spend as much time talking about problem bosses unless they are violating some law […]

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