Leading the Disengaged
leadership; engagement | General | Friday October 04, 2013 | By Jonathan Segal
Leading the Disengaged
The Great Recession appears to have taken more than just jobs out of the economy. It has taken the spirit out of many workers
In June of 2013, a very disturbing poll was released by Gallup.com. ...
Retaliation: Corrective Action Without Admission
retaliation corrective action | General | Friday October 04, 2013 | By Jonathan Segal
I am pleased to share with you my latest blog from SHRM's We Know Next:
This blog does not constitute legal advice, create an attorney-client relationship or apply...
Wage and Hour Implications of the Government Shutd...
shut hour government furlough and wage down basis salary | Wage and Hour | Tuesday October 01, 2013 | By Jonathan Segal
I am pleased to post a guest blog I wrote for the Philadelphia Business Journal regarding the wage and hour implications of the government shut down:
It’s the (technology) age!
FLSA Compliance Monitor
flsa natalie_hrubos | General | Friday September 20, 2013 | By Natalie F. Hrubos
“It’s the age” is what everyone says when I say I had 5 weddings to go to this year. The count included two in Philadelphia where I live, two in Cape May where I’m from, and most recently, one in Cancun, Mexico where my cousin and her (now) husband...
DOL Extends FLSA Coverage to Home Health Workers
The Florida Employer
Wage and Hour | Wednesday September 18, 2013 | By Kevin Vance
The home healthcare industry has become big business in South Florida, as our population ages. People want to stay in their homes - and out of assisted living facilities - longer, and thus more and more healthcare is home-based.
The Legal Intelligencer Animal Law & Rights Issue
planning breeding legal animal intelligencer laws rights medicine preventative animals estate | General | Monday September 09, 2013 | By Jonathan Segal
Affinity Group Danger Zones
reverse-discrimination; groups; 8(a)(2) affinity diversity; | EEO/Diversity | Sunday September 08, 2013 | By Jonathan Segal
I am pleased to post my recent article for SHRM's HRMagazine:
SHRM » Publications » HR Magazine » Editorial Content » 2013 » September 2013 » Affinity Group Danger Zones
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Making Union Organizing Easy and Managing a Busine...
elections union unions organizing units micro-units | Union Organizing | Wednesday September 04, 2013 | By James Redeker
In the waning days of Wilma Liebman's tenure as Chairperson of the National Labor Relations Board, the Board overturned twenty years of labor law history and held in Specialty Healthcare that a group of employees as small as a single classification can be...
Is "Management Rights" An Oxymoron?
rules; management nlrb; counsel; general right work | Union | Wednesday September 04, 2013 | By Jonathan Segal
I am pleased to post my most recent blog for SHRM's We Know Next.
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Is Goat Killing Leave A Reasonable Accommodation? ...
killing reasonable religious beliefs; leave; funeral accommodation; goat | EEO/Diversity | Friday August 30, 2013 | By Jonathan Segal
The law is clear employers must make reasonable accommodations with respect to religious beliefs, practices or observances of which they are aware, subject to a narrow undue hardship defense. Easy to state but sometimes harder to apply.
Mad About Mad Men
gender sterotyping equality sexual sexism harassment | Mad About Mad Men | Thursday August 29, 2013 | By Jonathan Segal
As originally published by SHRM's "We Know Next," found here .
Mad About Mad Men
By: Jonathan A. Segal
Sexism is more than illegal. It is immoral and bad business.
There is more than a little bit of sexism in the...
NLRB's Trojan Horse
Union | Wednesday August 28, 2013 | By Jonathan Segal
I am pleased to post an article by Allen Smith of SHRM on "Micro Units." I am honored to have been interviewed for it.
Here's the link: http://www.shrm.org/LegalIssues/FederalResources/Pages/Unions-microunits.aspx
For Men and Women Who Care About Male Colleagues
Lean In Dialogues | Monday August 26, 2013 | By Jonathan Segal
We moved our October 15 event, Lean In Dialogues, to another center city location. Easy access in and out of city. See below.
We are filling up the magnificent space very fast. Only concern: not as many men have signed up, as of now, as we...
No Summer Vacation for the Office of Special Couns...
I-9 Compliance Monitor
I-9 Investigations | Monday August 19, 2013 | By Valentine Brown
The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Discrimination (OSC) has been very busy in the last few weeks. While many employers and their employees have been enjoying traditional August vacations, the OSC has been conducting investigations, bringing...
Documentation In Health Care: Knife in the Malprac...
malpractice healthcare documentation | Health Care Providers | Friday August 16, 2013 | By Jonathan Segal
In the employment context, we often hear “document, document, document.” But keep in mind that the documentation you write to employees to reflect problems with their performance or behavior later can be used against you in a medical malpractice claim....
In Defense Of Sheryl Sandberg
in; lean sandberg facebook; bias; gender | Lean In Dialogues | Thursday August 08, 2013 | By Jonathan Segal
I am pleased to post my recent blog for SHRM's WeKnowNext, In Defense of Sandberg. While Sandberg needs no defenders, I will: http://www.weknownext.com/blog/in-defense-of-sheryl-sandberg
Pennsylvania DOT adds 8 languages to Driver’s Lice...
DM Immigration Insider
license; uscis; immigration; spanish; penndot; driver's russian | Employment Based Immigration | Wednesday August 07, 2013 | By Valentine Brown
On July 22, 2013, Pennsylvania joined New Jersey, New York and many other states by making its written driver’s license test available in multiple languages. The test will now be available in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, Hindi, Korean, Russian,...
Retaliation: Breaking Bad News To Management Can B...
HR and the Law
hr employment retaliation _law michael_cohen | General | Monday August 05, 2013 | By Michael S. Cohen
BNA Human Resources Report was kind enough to quote me in this great article about retaliation in the workplace and the potential perils to Human Resources in dealing with these issues.
Fair Labor Standards Act settlements must be super...
The Florida Employer
dol flsa settlement_agreement | Wage and Hour | Thursday August 01, 2013 | By Teresa M. Maestrelli
In Nall v. Mal-Motels, Inc. , the 11 th Circuit held that the rule of Lynn’s Food Stores establishing that Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) settlements must be supervised by a court or the Department of Labor (“DOL”) applies to former employees. ...
NJ SAFE Act Requires Unpaid Leave For Victims of D...
HR and the Law
michael_cohen human_resources leave_of_absence hr new_jersey_leave employment_law safe_act | General | Monday July 29, 2013 | By Michael S. Cohen
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently signed into the law the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (NJ SAFE Act). The NJ SAFE Act, which will go into effect on October 1, 2013, requires both private and public employers with...
DMi Presents: A Dialogue About Leaning In
Lean In Dialogues | Wednesday July 17, 2013 | By Jonathan Segal
In her provocative and vitally important book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead , Sheryl Sandberg ends with: "My goal is that this book is not the end of the conversation but the beginning." We will continue the conversation with a...
She’s Too Sexy For Her Job
harassment; eeoc | EEO/Diversity | Monday July 15, 2013 | By Jonathan Segal
The all-male Supreme Court of Iowa re-affirmed its holding that an employer did not engage in sexual harassment when an employee was fired by her boss because he found her sexually irresistible. He was afraid that, if she remained employed, he would...
Boys Without A Club
boys club; gender | EEO/Diversity | Wednesday July 10, 2013 | By Jonathan Segal
My most recent blog, Boys Without A Club : http://www.weknownext.com/blog/boys-without-a-club
Published by SHRM's WeKnowNext.
This blog does not constitute legal advice, create an attorney-client relationship or apply to specific factual...
Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Case: Not Abou...
General | Friday June 28, 2013 | By Jonathan Segal
In Fisher, SCOTUS upheld (at least technically) affirmative action in higher education. While the Court reaffirmed that student body diversity could be a compelling state interest, the Supreme Court has made the burden so high for a program to be...