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So, I’m calling you know what on Senator Warren’s tweet last week.

Yes, the U.S. House of Representatives did greenlight a measure called the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017. This bill would allow, in certain situations, the substitution of comp time for overtime. And, if it passes through the Senate, the President is likely going to sign it.

But unlike the scare posts from other publications, which suggest that the sky will fall if the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 becomes law, I’ll explain why this law is good for employers and employees. Continue reading

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There are three types of disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act:

  • a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (an “actual disability”), or
  • a record of a physical or mental impairment that substantially limited a major life activity (“record of”), or
  • an actual or perceived impairment that is not both transitory and minor (“regarded as”).

It’s the “regarded as” prong that I’m going to address today with a little help from the EEOC and Yo Gabba Gabba. Continue reading

oysters on the half-shell - closeup - 2014-09-09I was wondering how I’d top yesterday’s lesson on how to curse out your boss, his mom, and his entire family on Facebook…and keep your job.

So, how about we do Family and Medical Leave Act and social media in one post! Yasssssssssssss! At this blog, that’s like the HR-compliance version of a dozen chilled oysters topped with a Viagra crumble.

I’ll light your cigarette after the jump. Continue reading