Monthly Archives: November 2012

ADAAA Shifts Focus From “Are They Disabled” To Did You Properly Interact With and Accomodate Them

ADAAA’s Twist On Administration Of Employment Practices Date: August 9, 2012 By Mauro Ramirez and A. Kevin TroutmanMost experienced human resources (HR) professionals know and follow an old adage when applying policies and making employment decisions: Follow established company policies … Continue reading

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OSHA: Don’t Get Caught in the Trap of Rewarding Employees for Reducing Recordables!

OSHA: Don’t Get Caught in the Trap of Rewarding Employees for Reducing Recordables! Date: September 10, 2012 By Howard MavityFor several years, we have encouraged employers to move away from safety management programs that primarily track the program’s effectiveness based … Continue reading

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Part 2 – Social Media, the NLRB and Employer Policies

Employment At-Will Policies Officials of the NLRB also declared key phrases in traditional employment-at-will policies to be unlawful in two cases filed in the Phoenix Region of the NLRB earlier this year. In one of those cases, the one that did not … Continue reading

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Part 2 – Social Media, the NLRB and Employer Policies

  Ever since the National Labor Relations Act (“Act”) was passed in 1935, employees have had the right to engage in “protected concerted activity” (“PCA”) for their mutual aid and protection. These rights apply to employees regardless of whether they … Continue reading

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Better Get Serious About Wellness – Obesity Contributes to Workers Comp Claims and Absenteeism

If I figure out effective ways to get tired warehouse and construction craft employees to exercise before or after work, I deserve a Nobel Prize.  It’s tough to focus on good eating and diet when you work 8 or 10 … Continue reading

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Changing Demographics and Personal Philosphy Affect Recruiting and Managing Newer Workers

We talk regularly about Generation Y, X, Z or whatever, and the obvious ethnic changes in the U.S.  However, consider the increase in “individualism” and “me” philosophy these days.  When recruiting for traditionally dirty or demanding or positions requiring long hours, … Continue reading

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Part 1 What Rules Can I Enforce About Social Media

It’s bad enough dealing with teaching one’s children to use social media responsibly, but we also have to deal with an NLRB who seems committed to prohibiting most rules governing employee social media use.  What’s an employer to do?  Part 1 … Continue reading

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