For blog fodder, but, mostly for my amusement, I have a Google Alert for “fired AND facebook OR twitter.” Usually, it’s just a hit or two. But, yesterday, I hit the jackpot. Continue reading
Somewhere between the time that I took this selfie at the start of my FMLA/ADA session at the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference, and a few minutes later when the laptop with my PPT lost power (so, right when my
bowels gave out heart sank and I openly wept), the US Department of Labor decided it was time to propose some new overtime rules.
What can I say? The gods of good timing really pissed in my Cheerios yesterday.
(Special shout-out to the SHRM IT support team that had me up and running again with a minute, and to the awesome SHRM audience that never lost faith in the kid).
Here’s a brief recap of the proposed OT rule change: Continue reading
Folks, if your business is covered under the FMLA, and you’ve ever had to deal with a questionable medical certification for an employee’s serious health condition, read on…
Not a day goes by — or, so it seems — that an employee isn’t making headlines for some social media stupidity that results in losing a job. But, social needs to keep its ego in check and pay respect to the true OG that paved the way.
Yeah, son. Email. Continue reading
Last week, CareerBuilder.com released its survey of the most common workplace productivity killers. Three of the top four were cell phones, the internet, and social media. In Wednesday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo “Kung Fu Panda” Sandoval hit all three of those.
During a mid-game trip to the bathroom, Panda grabbed his cell phone and “liked” a few pictures of a woman on Instagram.
A sports blogger caught the in-game “like” and exposed Panda on Twitter. Panda later admitted his faux-pas (although, he claims that he meant to like other photos — bruh!). Either way, cell phone use within 30 minutes before game time is against Major League Baseball’s policy. So, Panda rode the pine last night, serving a one-game suspension.
I could on with this story, but, I’ll defer to the PTI guys, Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser, and this amusing exchange.