Supreme Court asked to decide another Wage and Hour issue

by Michael Haberman March 20, 2014

Tweet   About a year ago I wrote a post called Supreme Court to decide on the Definition of “Clothes”. I thought at that time it was ridiculous to have the highest court in the land decide such trivial things. I envision them deciding groundbreaking and monumental things. But now they are being asked again […]

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How Much Vacation Time Should You Offer?

by Michael Haberman March 19, 2014

Tweet As a consultant to small business I frequently get asked how much vacation is “the right amount.” So when offered this guest post I felt I should post this. By Donna Stewart, writer for How much paid time off is fair to give to your employees? How much is fair to your business […]

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What Mr. Obama’s call for new overtime rules means to you.

by Michael Haberman March 18, 2014

Tweet   One headline declared “With A Swoop of His Pen Obama Makes Millions Workers Eligible For Overtime Pay.” This refers to the speech that President Obama made regarding changing the overtime regulations. The President said he was going to direct the Department of Labor to revise the Fair Labor Standards Act, first passed in […]

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Personal Life at Work: Tips for Achieving Balance and Staying Productive

by Michael Haberman March 17, 2014

Tweet Today’s post is written by Eric Friedman, founder and CEO of eSkill.  We spend a great deal of our time and a large part of our lives working. Spending so much time in the office, it’s no wonder we sometimes see our performance affected by our emotions and whatever we are going through in […]

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Future Friday: Is Just-in-Time HR to become a “shared economy” position?

by Michael Haberman March 14, 2014

Tweet   Futurist Thomas Frey has projected that the change to a sharing economy is going to be a major disrupter to business and society. In his article The Disruptive Nature of the Sharing Economy: Finding the Next Great Opportunities, he writes about the existence of a number of businesses that are already in place […]

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Why Honesty is the best policy in terminations

by Michael Haberman March 13, 2014

Tweet   I have often run across companies that want to soften the impact of firing someone by offering them the opportunity to “voluntarily resign” rather than have a termination on their record. In other situations employers are “eliminating a job” or having a “layoff” or some other action to blunt the perceived impact of […]

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Five Great posts to read to make you a better HR Manager

by Michael Haberman March 12, 2014

Tweet   I wanted to point out to your five great blog posts that I think you should read. These posts will educate you, make you a better Human Resources professional and may even answer a question you have. They will certainly prepare you to answer some questions in the future. First up is a […]

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Two things EVERY US employer should have done by January 1st

by Michael Haberman March 11, 2014

Tweet   I am hoping that after reading this you say to yourself  “Yep we are good.” If not then now you have an opportunity to make corrections. Payroll changes On October 30, 2013, the Social Security Administration (SSA) told us that the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security payroll tax was […]

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And the Survey says..

by Michael Haberman March 10, 2014

Tweet   Ever wonder about the quality of candidates applying for jobs? In a working world that requires more and more technical knowledge a survey shows that many American workers have a long way to go in understanding tech terms. A study conduct by, to see how well Americans know tech terms found the […]

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Future Friday: A great definition of “prediction” that will improve your business

by Michael Haberman March 7, 2014

Tweet   In addition to writing every Friday on some aspect of the future that I think is important for HR people to pay attention to I also write a future orient post for Blogging4Jobs. The most recent post was Privacy is Going to be a Major Employee Concern for the Future. I also present […]

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