Talking about an employee’s medical condition

by Michael Haberman January 30, 2017

Tweet I am sure most everyone with “HR” in their title knows that it is improper to talk about an employee’s medical condition. However, not everyone understands that and many people are prone to talk about other people without much provocation at all. However, not even many HR people know that talking about an employee’s […]

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Future Friday: People brighter than me

by Michael Haberman January 27, 2017

Tweet The universe of people brighter than me is wide. The older I get and the more I read, I realize how little I know and how I lack in creativity. Today I want to point out two young writers, both students, who published in LinkedIn. I thought you might find them interesting as they […]

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President Trump’s Executive Order on the ACA

by Michael Haberman January 26, 2017

Tweet A good number of my Facebook friends are freaking out over the executive order signed by President Trump on the 20th of January. They feel he has repealed the Affordable Care Act. In reality he has not. According to attorneys at the Atlanta office of FordHarrison: “The President’s Executive Order does not expressly repeal […]

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Just because you make Mexican food does not entitle you to hire only Hispanic workers

by Michael Haberman January 25, 2017

Tweet In a reversal of the normal race discrimination case the EEOC has announced it is suing a manufacturer of Mexican foods for discriminating against non-Hispanic applicants in its hiring processes. The case On January 12, 2017 the EEOC filed a discrimination lawsuit against Marquez Brothers International, Inc. and its affiliates for favoring less-qualified Hispanic […]

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New Year, New Things to Learn! Dare Yourself!

by Michael Haberman January 24, 2017

Tweet I have never been a working mom. It has been a long time since I was a working dad. So when Vera Reed,  a freelance writer, an elementary school teacher and a stay-at-home mom, offered me this post I was happy to publish it.  Now that a new year is upon us, it is time […]

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Compulsory union memberships died a little bit more

by Michael Haberman January 23, 2017

Tweet On January 7, 2017, the ability of unions to force people to pay dues against their wishes died another bit when Kentucky passed Right-to-work legislation. This brings the number of states that allow employees to make a choice about belonging to a union to 27. Another indication of the decreasing influence unions have on […]

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Future Friday: Letting employees select the new boss

by Michael Haberman January 20, 2017

Tweet What if you had a way to get company leaders based on their ability to interact with peers rather than their resume? Would you be interested? A company named Tiny Pulse, led by David Niu, thinks they have developed a way to select leaders that is more effective than traditional methods. They crowdsource them. […]

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Three great reads for Thursday to educate and inform

by Michael Haberman January 19, 2017

Tweet I am presenting to you today three great blog posts from the reading that I have done. I hope you found them as educational and as informative as I did. Number 1 This post comes from Matt Monge of The Mojo Company. I met Matt at an HR conference where we were both presenters. […]

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Court ruling may change how we look at age discrimination

by Michael Haberman January 18, 2017

Tweet In my experience people who are not in HR are often surprised to find out that the age limit in age discrimination is 40 years of age. The reaction is often “That is not that old!” When asked what age they thought was old and should be afforded some protection the answer is generally […]

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Regulations written for big companies make life difficult for small companies

by Michael Haberman January 17, 2017

Tweet In a great post on her blog, attorney Robin Shea talked about the new EEOC guidance on sexual harassment that was just released. You can find it here, and you should read it! You have until February 9th to let the EEOC know what you think about it. You need to read Robin’s blog […]

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