"The Bully and the Bottom Line" and other #HR News for March 25, 2015

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DOL and Employers Can Work Together, Wage and Hour Administrator Says

By Joanne Deschenaux  3/24/2015

Dr. David Weil, administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor, speaks at the SHRM 2015 Employment Law & Legislative Conference. Photo by Paul Morse.

“In a world where the employment relationship has become more complicated, we can work with employers to achieve a common purpose,” Dr. David Weil, the administrator of the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), told the luncheon crowd March 24, 2015, at the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2015 Employment Law & Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.  To continue reading this article, please click here.

Busting Myths About Mediation

By Allen Smith, J.D. 3/24/2015

“Any employer can be aggressive, but not every employer can be smart,” said Whitney Warner, an attorney with Moody & Warner in Albuquerque, N.M., speaking March 23 at the Society for Human Resource Management 2015 Employment Law & Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. Describing the many myths about mediation with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), she characterized it as frequently a smarter choice than litigation. To continue reading this article, please click here.

Get Ready to Reclassify Employees Under Forthcoming FLSA Regs

By Steve Miller, CEBS  3/24/2015 

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will soon unveil its proposal to dramatically limit job positions that can be classified as exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), advised Tammy McCutchen, former administrator of the DOL's Wage and Hour Division under President George W. Bush and an attorney with Littler. To continue reading this article, please click here.

‘Our Voice Is Needed,’ SHRM CEO Jackson Tells HR

By SHRM Online staff  3/24/2015

Human resource professionals can provide a valuable perspective to policy makers—a perspective that balances the goals of business with the needs of employees in the modern workplace, said Henry G. “Hank” Jackson, president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), at the opening of the SHRM 2015 Employment Law & Legislative Conference on March 23 in Washington, D.C. To continue reading this article, please click here.

Diversity Can Improve Business Performance

By Dori Meinert  3/24/2015

Sallie Krawcheck, former chief financial officer at Citigroup and former president of Bank of America Global Wealth Management, said she blames the 2008 financial collapse on “groupthink.” To continue reading this article, please click here.

NLRA’s Application to Nonunion Workforces Explained

By Allen Smith  3/24/2015 

The scope of the National Labor Relations Act’s (NLRA’s) protection is wider than some employers realize.

They wonder why the National Labor Relations Board “keeps messing with nonunion workforces,” said Board Member Philip Miscimarra at the Society for Human Resource Management’s Employment Law & Legislative Conference March 24, 2015, in Washington, D.C. To continue reading this article, please click here.

The Bully and the Bottom Line

How your workers treat each other may adversely impact your company’s reputation and finances

By Aliah D. Wright  3/24/2015

Bullies cost companies money, according to attorney Allison West, speaking March 24 at the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2015 Employment Law & Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. To continue reading this article, please click here.