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Joann Waki Muna, SHRM-SCP, explains how HR can work effectively with union bullies and assist veterans with PTSD.

 

March 19, 2018

 

Jeff Ranen’s inbox filled up fast when a new California law opened the door to holding company executives personally liable for wage and hour violations. “I got a lot of panicked e-mails from clients,” said Ranen, a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith.

June 7, 2016

                

Is Uber’s recognition of the Independent Driver’s Guild (IDG) in New York a step in the right direction or an evil red herring? It depends, of course, on which lawyer you ask.

One the one hand, lawyers for the IDG say the agreement with Uber will guarantee drivers monthly meetings to raise concerns, create an appeals process for driver termination decisions and provide legal services and benefits to drivers at discounted rates.

June 1, 2016

Unions May Use Electronic Signatures on Election Petitions

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September 15, 2015
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NLRB: Kellogg Impasse, Lockout Violated NLRA

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May 29, 2015
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Worker Confidence Grows: Quits Rate Highest Since 2008

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May 18, 2015
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Use of On-Call Shifts in Retail Industry Questioned in N.Y.

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April 24, 2015
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It seems that everyone wants a seat at the table these days, including college athletes. However, it’s not the boardroom table where they want a voice and a vote. It’s at the bargaining table.  

March 30, 2015
 

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14 States, D.C. Seek to Stay Injunction of Obama’s Immigration Action

By Allen Smith  3/17/2015

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March 18, 2015

 

Updated daily, the HR News home page is your one-stop shop for the latest news and featured articles. This page compiles top staff-written and external news of general interest to HR, plus major stories in the HR Disciplines.

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March 17, 2015

Updated daily, the HR News home page is your one-stop shop for the latest news and featured articles. This page compiles top staff-written and external news of general interest to HR, plus major stories in the HR Disciplines. 

 

GAO: Pension Lump Sum Offers Need Better Explanations

Questions about how well pension plan participants understand lump-sum tradeoffs

By Stephen Miller, CEBS  3/2/2015

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March 2, 2015

Giving all employees a crisp $100 bill for meeting a production goal without bargaining with a union arguably could be an unfair labor practice.

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November 25, 2014

 

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1897, which will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. This bill creates new Labor Code section 2810.3, which applies to most companies with 25 or more employees that obtain or are provided workers to perform work within their “usual course of business” from companies that provide workers. The new law makes such companies liable for:

October 10, 2014

 

CHICAGO—Some of the U.S. labor market’s biggest problems, particularly income inequality and a lack of employment opportunities, are long-standing issues—not issues created by the Great Recession, according to experts gathered here for the annual meeting of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).

Economists, academics and other speakers addressed the challenges facing the unemployed, underemployed and other people struggling to make a living. NABE is a nonprofit trade group based in Washington, D.C.

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October 7, 2014

Quick shot for a Tuesday that feels like a Monday and also feels like a Wednesday since it seems like I am already two and half days behind.

Just before the long Labor Day weekend Gallup released some figures from its 2014 Work and Education poll that showed Americans that are employed full-time are, on average, putting in about 47 hours per week on the job, almost a full working day longer than what has been the 'standard' 40 work week.

September 2, 2014

When many of us in the HR world think of Labor Day, we now think of the NLRB.  For most of us, I would not say the visceral thoughts are warm and with admiration.

So, for Labor Day, let’s not think of the National Labor Relations Board.   Let’s think of its purpose.

Labor Day has its origins in the labor movement. In 1894, Grover Cleveland made Labor Day a federal holiday after a failed attempt to break up a railroad strike.  However, its purpose, I believe, is to pay tribute to the contributions and accomplishments of all American workers.

September 1, 2014
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There is a simple answer to that question, really. 

The candidates run the current labor market, at least for large, (and growing) swath of managerial, professional, and technical roles. 

Check out this week's Chart of the Day, a look at how recruiters see the labor market - candidate driven or employer driven,  courtesy of the MRI Network's latest recruiter sentiment study, (as always, some pithy commentary from me after the chart)

August 5, 2014

In a move that could have a dramatic impact on numerous businesses across the country, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard Griffin announced on July 29, 2014, that his office intends to name a parent franchisor as a respondent in cases involving alleged unfair labor practices committed by franchisees, if the parties are unable to reach a settlement.  According to the General Counsel, the agency is investigating the various charges

August 1, 2014

“What, four more years of this?”

March 10, 2014