How to Properly Manage Underperforming Employees?

by Michael Haberman May 20, 2019

Tweet Keith Coppersmith 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. Did you know that over 50% of the U.S. workforce feel disengaged? This further leads to serious workplace underperformance […]

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Future Friday: Improvements versus Jobs

by Michael Haberman May 17, 2019

Tweet In a recent report economists Daron Acemoglu and Pascual Restrepo in an important new paper (pdf), explain that the future of workers may depend on how technology advances productivity. Big technological advances that really advance worker productivity may cost workers their jobs initially, but in the long run, provide opportunities for workers to make more […]

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Millennials vs. Generation Z: How Do They Achieve Success in the Workplace?

by Michael Haberman May 15, 2019

Tweet There’s a brewing battle of a sort in many companies today—one that’s known as Millennials vs Gen Z in the workplace. To be clear, there isn’t any violent competition between these two cohorts, but it’s got more to do with their generational differences that manifest in their working style. As a recruiter, it pays […]

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The EEOC has a new Chairperson

by Michael Haberman May 14, 2019
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Tweet My friend Eric B. Meyer, a respected attorney and doubly respected blog writer of The Employer Handbook, reports that the EEOC has a new chair and as a result a quorum. This means that some progress may be made by the EEOC in some areas, such as sexual harassment. Rather than trying to recreate […]

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The US Wage and Hour Division Reaffirms what it takes to be an Independent Contractor

by Michael Haberman April 29, 2019

Tweet In an opinion letter recently issued by the Department of Labor, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) answer an inquiry about whether workers providing services in a virtual marketing marketplace were employees of independent contractors. The analysis the WHD administrator went through is interesting to read. It is a somewhat different analysis the IRS […]

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Overcoming the Inertia of Vacation

by Michael Haberman April 22, 2019

Tweet In physics one of Newton’s basic laws is that of inertia, that is a body at rest will remain at rest until acted upon by an external force. That is what happened to me when I went on vacation. I suspended my blog while I was on vacation and I have not gotten back […]

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The USDOL is revising the definition of “Regular Rate of Pay”

by Michael Haberman April 3, 2019

Tweet Back in January, I wrote a post entitled What is the “regular rate of pay according to the USDOL.” At that time I explained that many employers made FLSA overtime mistakes because they did not calculate overtime on the correct rate of pay. The USDOL has introduced a proposal to revise and clarify the […]

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On Vacation

by Michael Haberman March 15, 2019

Tweet I am taking a break from blogging for the next several weeks. I am on a much-needed vacation. Thank you for your understanding. Tweet

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Motivated Employees and Where to Find Them

by Michael Haberman March 13, 2019

Tweet Today’s blog is a guest post.  Sometimes companies take that “we are a customer-centric business” mantra so seriously that they either neglect their employees or they fail to grasp their role in their brand’s success. While it’s commendable that you’re doing your absolute best to amaze and dazzle your audience, it’s good to remember […]

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The USDOL releases new salary requirements to maintain exempt status

by Michael Haberman March 11, 2019

Tweet On March 7, 2019, the United States Department of Labor released the long-awaited adjustment to the salary level that is the first hurdle to claiming an employee is exempt from being paid overtime. This movement toward a new salary level began in the Obama administration which had proposed a new salary level of $47,476 […]

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