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March 23, 2014

President Obama Wants to Update Overtime Pay Rules

President Obama recently issued a memorandum instructing the Secretary of Labor to update regulations regarding who qualifies for overtime protection. The decision could affect organization's employees, budgets, HR policies, etc.

February 25, 2014

HR Trends Impacting School Districts

The Society for Human Resources Management recently released a report offering information on the latest HR trends according to panels of senior HR practitioners, consultants, academics, and policy experts.

July 18, 2013

All Faiths Must Be Welcome in the Workplace

Around the world, 1.6 billion Muslims are observing the Islamic holy month of Ramadan by fasting without food or water from dawn to sunset. Many also increase their salat (prayers), Quranic recitation, and charitable giving. For talent managers, this is a perfect opportunity to review your organizat...

July 03, 2013

When Can An Internship Go Unpaid?

As a follow-up to my post, Court Decisions Challenge Legality of Unpaid Internships, here is a bit of information for those interested on what qualifies as an internship and what doesn't. The Department of Labor (DOL) is the federal body that enforces more than 180 employment laws in the United Sta...

July 01, 2013

Court Decisions Challenge Legality of Unpaid Internships

It's not unusual for college students to pursue an unpaid internship to build experience in hopes of gaining a fulltime position upon graduation. In fact, Intern Bridge, a research firm, estimates that more than 500,000 undergraduate students participate in unpaid internships yearly. While Intern ...

June 27, 2013

AMA Classification on Obesity Could Impact Talent Managers

On June 18, the American Medical Association (AMA) classified obesity as a disease that could receive medical treatment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 18 percent of children age two through nineteen and 35.7 percent of adults are "obese." As obesity rates have r...

September 21, 2012

What Should Districts Know About the Americans with Disabilities Act?

Most Americans have heard about the Americans with Disabilities Act and the importance of being ADA compliant. But, what does that mean for employees and organizations, and how does the law impact school districts? Following is information about the ADA that all K-12 talent managers should know. B...

August 01, 2012

Use of Credit Checks Scrutinized in Employee Selection

A hot topic of debate (yes, debate) at my office, and within Human Resources departments across the country, is what tools and practices should and shouldn't be used in the selection process. For example, is GPA a good or bad indicator of someone's future potential? Credit checks are also a measure...

July 21, 2012

Understanding FMLA and Its Impact on Education Policy

If you took a poll of professionals in America, most would probably say they have heard of the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, but a much smaller number could actually tell you what it does and how it impacts them. In fact, I have worked with numerous people during my career who had never he...

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