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Jonathan A. Segal is a partner at Duane Morris LLP in the Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice Group . He is also the managing principal of the Duane Morris Institute . The Duane Morris Institute provides training for human resource professionals, in house counsel, benefits administrators and managers at Duane Morris, at client sites and by way of webinar on myriad employment, labor, benefits and immigration matters. Read Jonathan's blog at the Duane Morris Institute or follow him on Twitter @Jonathan_HR_Law .

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Articles by Jonathan Segal

 

Just as Texas begins its slow recovery from Hurricane Harvey, Florida braces for Hurricane Irma.  So, we must, again, look at wage and hour rules:

September 9, 2017

 

For Texas employers, particularly in and around Houston, the priority is helping employees and remaining as operational as possible.  Just a reminder of the wage and hour rules that apply to remaining as operational as possible:

August 28, 2017

 

 

Almost every HR professional deals with an attorney.  With strong relationships, sometimes you will refer to the lawyer as your lawyer. Not so fast. Here are 6 recommendations to keep in mind when you deal with “the” lawyer:

August 8, 2017

 

 

Under federal and state laws (most or all), employers can have voluntary retirement programs. Of course, there is much litigation on whether and when an employee’s decision to retire is truly voluntary.

July 11, 2017


 

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In, lost her husband Dave unexpectedly in 2015.  This year, she teamed up with her friend and Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Adam Grant, to write Option B.

Option A is the employee's life with the loved one.  Option B is surviving without him or her. 

June 12, 2017

 

We all know that employees do not leave their personal selves at the workplace door. The experiences we have outside of work inform who we are at work.

That is why we spend so much effort--or we should--on helping develop a culture that makes it easier for employees to manage work and life. But, there is one part of life that is often left out:  death.

May 30, 2017

 

It is Asian American Heritage Month.  As we celebrate the many contributions of Asian Americans, let’s also bury the “model minority myth.”  The myth hurts Asian Americans and here’s why:

May 16, 2017
 
 
 
Every year, I write a blog for SHRM on Holocaust Remembrance.    
 
This year, Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) is next week on April 24, 2017. 
 
April 18, 2017

 

 

I like to read and re-read blogs on leadership.  They are helpful reminders on what I need to keep doing (or not doing) and where there are opportunities for personal growth.  Although expressed from different perspectives, the articles often cover the same attributes or competencies that we rightfully expect from good leaders.

April 4, 2017

This month, we focus on the contributions women have made, including in medicine, law, business, and literature.

But we must do more than recognize these contributions. We must acknowledge that, at least in the business world, the talent women offer is grossly under-utilized and painfully undervalued.

March 14, 2017
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I watched in anticipation Sunday night as the best movie of the year was about to be revealed. l was pulling for Fences or Lion so I knew they would not win.
 
And, then Bonnie and Clyde, also known as Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, announced the movie of the year.  Beatty looked confused, knowing something was wrong.  He showed the card to Dunaway, who blurted out La La Land.
 
February 28, 2017
 
 
 
As we start the New Year, many of us have made resolutions for personal growth in the professional space. After a few days off and the excitement of the promise of a new beginning, many of us set bodacious goals for ourselves.  When we do so, we set ourselves up for failure.
 
January 4, 2017
 
             
 

You are an exhausted HR professional charged with making the holidays lively without inviting lawsuits. On the day of your company’s holiday party, you walk into the lobby of your building and see the elegant Christmas pine that you had helped decorate. As you behold it in its twinkling glory, a co-worker says, “That tree is inappropriate in the workplace.”

November 28, 2016

 

                           

 

October 24, 2016
 
 
Last month, a study on gender and leadership conducted jointly by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Co. was published.  Accordingly to the study, women account for only 19 percent of the C-suite executives (based on responses from 132 companies).
 
October 18, 2016

 
 

In less than two months, the Presidential election will take place.  You are thinking about that when you see your receptionist wearing a button for her political candidate. 

You ask her to remove it because you have customers of diverse political views.  She says “NO,” promising to file a case with the Supreme Court because you are violating her First Amendment rights. Note to SCOTUS: we hope you enjoy her as much as we do.

September 8, 2016

       
 

Almost everyone recognizes how important mentoring is.  I don’t know anyone who is successful who did not have at least one good mentor. I  know I am grateful for mine.

Similarly, I don’t know any good leaders who don’t mentor to some degree.  It is more than a mark of a good leader; the mentoring makes the leader stronger by what he or she learns from the mentee.

August 1, 2016

By now, I assume you all have read or at least heard about the sexual harassment lawsuit filed by former Fox Channel Host Gretchen Carlson against Fox CEO Roger Ailes.  Since then, at least a half dozen other women have said that they, too, were harassed by Ailes.

When you heard about the allegations, which of the following responses comes closest to your immediate (visceral) reaction:

July 13, 2016
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