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

Calmer Heads Prevail in Complex Employee Situations

There are a few different profiles when it comes to organizational risk as it pertains to Employee Relations. You have the organizations that slap-happy risky. These are the companies that do whatever they want without regard for consequences. They expect employee claims and suits to come against them, but that doesn’t move them much. Often […]

EEOC Charge Process Explained for Employees & Employers

As an HR leader or manager, we’ve likely all had a situation or scenario where an employee or candidate entered our office, left a voicemail or email ending the conversation with, “You will be talking to my lawyer. This is discrimination.” And sometimes it is discrimination and sometimes it is not. What most employees and […]

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 […]

Legislation to Protect Unearned Privilege by Tim Gardner

As I write this today, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has let it be known that he is vetoing the proposed “Free Exercise Protection Act”,  House Bill 757. Legislation to Protect Unearned Privilege by Tim Gardner The “protection” part of the act was to protect faith-based groups who refused to provide social, educational or charitable services that […]

There Are Levels To This… A Word on Employee Relations

I wonder at times if companies understand or care about the risk employee issues pose to the organization. I have worked in organizations where nothing got settled at the company level and they were happy to pay people off. I have also worked for organizations that had a heart attack when the most benign concerns […]

Legal, Compliance and Fines – Oh My!

As we make our way through our work week that is the yellow brick road, we are sometimes startled by the issues that are thrown our way. Often times the issues with which we are faced involve grievances from employees and complaints of unfair treatment. Because we are bright, we have not fallen asleep in […]