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I’ll open this post with a haiku. Because, I feel like we could all use a haiku.

President-Elect
For HR, what will he do?
Not a stinkin’ clue!

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Wanda with a frown

A man has filed this Charge with the National Labor Relations Board, claiming that his former employer violated the National Labor Relations Act when it fired him, allegedly, because the company didn’t think he was “happy and smiling and positive.”

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sleeping-1159279_640Last night, while you we sleeping in your comfy beds — me, on a pile of money, blogging power and, yes, ego — a Texas federal judge entered an injunction against the final “blacklisting” rules and guidance of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council.

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Yep, if you need me this morning, I’ll be at Fort Sam Houston, giving my spiel to U.S. Army South and some folks from Guantanamo Bay on social media and the workplace. How cool is that!

(In a dorky lawyer kinda way).

While that’s going down, let me catch you up with some other recent HR-compliance nuggets:

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In 2014, President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. Folks like me on the management-side refer to this Order as the Blacklisting rules. In general terms (I’ll get a little more specific below), the Blacklisting rules require prospective federal contractors and subcontractors to disclose anything that may appear on a laundry list of labor-and-employment-law faux pas.

Last month, the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR Council) issued the final rules and guidance implementing the Executive Order.

If you read on, I’ll tell you who’s covered by the Blacklisting rules (hint: lots of government-contractor employers), what they say, and when they take effect. I’ll also include some tips about how you can proactively prepare for these Blacklisting rules now.

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You may get your passport revoked if you hate on the free kick prowess of French soccer star, Dimitri Payet. Nasty!

But, if you work in a tipped position and you question the generosity of French soccer players when leaving gratuities, then, hasta luego. Not even the National Labor Relations Board can save you.   Continue reading