By Howard Mavity
Leadership lessons from the military do not necessarily translate to the private sector.
I am uncomfortable with business books which continually analogize the workplace to the battlefield. It’s not the same thing. However, there is an enormous amount of wisdom to be gleaned from those who have served.
As an example, Forbes recently ran a piece by Kevin Kruse discussing the need to be open and authentic with employees, How One former Navy SEAL Modulates Authentic Leadership. Read more…
By Ilyse Wolens Schuman
Employee privacy and employer due process concerns were the focal point of Wednesday’s House Committee hearing on the National Labor Relations Board’s proposed expedited election rule.
Last month, the NLRB re-issued an expansive proposal that would dramatically alter how union elections are conducted.
Opening the hearing, House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline, R-MN, said the event “evokes a sense of déjà vu,” as the Board’s reintroduced proposal is substantively similar to that introduced in June 2011. Read more…
Are leave of absence issues leaving you with gray hair and/or bald spots? If you find this description accurate, then tuning in to this TriNet sponsored webinar hosted by Eric Meyer, will provide you with the knowledge and know-how necessary to alleviate some of those gray hairs. In this webinar you will glean the information that is required to assist you in the understanding and compliance of the recent amendments to the ADA as well as the FMLA. Meyer will be highlighting the most common ADA and FMLA mistakes, and also arming them with the knowledge and practices to effectively administer leaves and reduce liability, if your looking to improve your expertise in the legislation involving the ADA and the FMLA.
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It’s official — San Francisco has banned the box.
Employers in the City and County of San Francisco may no longer inquire about criminal history on employment applications or during interviews. Titled the The Fair Chance Ordinance, No. 17-14, the new law goes into effect on Aug. 13, 2014 and prohibits both private and public employers with at least 20 employees from asking about a criminal past on the job application or in an initial interview.
The law also restricts asking about criminal history on applications for affordable housing within the city. With respect to employment, the law applies to temporary workers, contract workers, and city contractors and subcontractors. Read more…
By Eric B. Meyer
In a few weeks, the National Football League owners are going to consider a proposed rule governing the use of the “N”-word during a football game. If the rule goes into effect, any team with a player who uses the “N”-word during a game, will be assessed a 15-yard penalty.
Players, young and old, disagree on the rule.
Here are Michael Wilbon and Jason Whitlock from ESPN’s Outside the Lines debating the merits of the proposed new rule. Read more…
By Gregory A. Brown
Recently, on opposite coasts, health care union have been pressing voter ballot initiatives to win concessions from hospitals and other health care institutions that the unions have been unable to successfully negotiate.
For example, in November 2013 the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West filed two ballot initiatives in California.
The first initiative seeks to limit the total compensation (salary plus bonus, pension, etc., excluding health and disability insurance) of non-profit hospital/health systems executives to $450,000 per year. The second initiative would cap the amount that both for-profit and non-profit, but not children’s, hospitals could charge its patients to 25 percent above the cost of services or items rendered to the patients. Read more…
By John E. Thompson
We have long warned that one should not simply assume that an internship associated with or sponsored by an educational institution falls outside of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act‘s requirements.
Our caution includes situations in which the intern receives academic credit for the time spent working. Read more…
By Danielle Urban
Many U.S.-based employers perform pre-employment, post-accident, or random drug testing, and with some exceptions, are generally permitted wide latitude in deciding when to conduct such tests.
The U.S. attitude toward drug testing does not necessarily translate to other countries, however, where there may be different attitudes toward employee privacy, in particular. U.S.-based employers can run into trouble when attempting to impose those same testing requirements on a foreign division or subsidiary. Read more…