December 2017

So much of the news lately has focused on sexual harassment, that it’s easy for one to forget that other types of harassment also exist.For example, racial harassment.Since we are but a week away from Christmas, I thought it appropriate to use a...
So it begins—the annual holiday marathon. But which holidays come to mind? Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus? The answer may differ depending on a host of factors, such as an individual’s family traditions, cultural upbringing, or...
Last week, the NLRB started making good on its promise to roll back some of its more controversial Obama-era reforms—its assault on employee handbooks and its liberalization of joint employment.Employee HandbooksIf you’ve been reading...
This bustin' on HR is gettin' me down, You got to quit kickin' HR around.Human Resources professionals seem to be everybody's favorite scapegoat.The profession is under attack yet again -- this time for apparently failing to stop the Harvey...
Here’s a puzzle for you.  How would you handle it?Mary Beth is a nurse for a local hospital and has been diagnosed with cancer and asthma.  Over the course of about one year:1. She is certified for FMLA leave for her cancer and asthma...