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April 2017 Newsletter

Remember the Garbage Pail Kids from the ’80s? I have had an inspiration that will make my fortune! I’m going to create a set of collectible “HR Horribles”™ trading cards, representing the employees who make Human Resources professionals’ lives a living heck. Here is my first set: Randy Romeo. Romeo has never met a woman he didn’t like, especially if she reports to him, because that makes it easier for him to pressure her...
President Trump’s address to Congress last night didn’t have much on labor and employment issues, apart from the creation of jobs (which is no small thing and would be awesome if it pans out). But he did mention “paid family leave,” ever so briefly. Credit (or blame) for the concept of paid family leave goes to the President’s daughter Ivanka, herself a businesswoman and mother of two young children. The plan is still a work in progress, but...
On March 6, 2017, President Donald Trump released a revised executive order entitled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States (the “Order”) following legal challenges to the preceding order issued earlier this year. The new Order becomes effective as of March 16, 2017. Some interesting points are addressed below. The Order suspends unrestricted entry into the United States for nationals of six countries...
Yesterday, the Supreme Court reversed an earlier decision that would have heard the appeal of a 4th Circuit opinion granting a transgender boy the right to use the bathroom of his identified gender. The decision comes on the heels of the Trump administration’s policy change, which revoked the Obama administration’s guidance that protected the bathroom rights of transgender students in public schools. As a result, the lower court...
Did she really think she’d get away with misappropriating 600 files from her former employer by surreptitiously downloading them onto a USB drive?  That’s what a former global marketing executive for Pfizer recently did just before she resigned.  Oh, and she apparently also sent to her personal email account a few dozen emails containing Pfizer’s trade secrets and other confidential information such as strategic...
There is little doubt that under President Obama, the NLRB reinvented itself into an agency about which all employers must pay attention. One can trace much of this reinvention back to Lafe Solomon (a man with whom I once shared an NRP microphone), the NLRB’s acting general counsel from June 2010 through October 2013. Yesterday, however, in NLRB v. SW General, Inc. [pdf], the Supreme Court held that Mr. Solomon’s tenure from...
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