Out Now: Episode 415: Registered Apprenticeship Programs in the Clean Energy Sector With Dr. Janell Hills

Sick Leave Policy Guide for HR

What is Sick Leave? Sick leave is time dedicated exclusively so an employee can recover from an illness or take care of a family member recovering from an illness. It can also be used to attend to urgent family emergencies. Paid sick leave is not required legally, but companies subject to the Family and Medical […]

Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy Guide for HR

Paid time off (or PTO) is a benefit given to employees which allows them to take time off from work while being compensated. Employees can use PTO for sick time, mental health days, jury duty, doctor’s appointments, or any other private matter that necessitates a day off. PTO isn’t required by law for private businesses, […]

Fine, Be a Bigot

It’s not often our parents suggest we are anything less than authentic but from time to time back in my teenage years, my mom would tell me, “Heather, you may be the devil’s spawn but for God’s sake, quit acting like it!” She was, of course, suggesting that I present a kinder, more gentler me. Perhaps […]

Turns Out, There Is Political Discrimination and Harassment Too

There Is Political Discrimination and Harassment Too Seven or so years ago, I was asked to teach a course for a client regarding discrimination and harassment prevention. They had offices outside of  Alaska so I researched EEO issues in those states in order to update my workbook materials. My research quickly revealed an addition to my list […]