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Pokémon Go or "No Go" at Work?

Posted by Tyler Abrams on July 19, 2016

It is a phenomenon that is sweeping the world, posting record profits for Nintendo. Pokémon Go has gone from game to craze in less than a week. But everything with the new game is not all Pikachu’s and Charmanders. The national mall in DC has asked players to refrain from the game at the monuments.  Office park buildings have become training gyms and work place rules regarding playing in the office have already started popping up. One flyer posted on Imgur read, Save it for your break time or lunch. Otherwise you’ll have plenty of time unemployed to “Catch them all”. 

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Topics: Human Resources

Part II: Boomers and Millennials Have More in Common Than We Want to Admit

Posted by Midge Streeter on July 14, 2016

In my first blog, Part 1 of this series, I discussed the commonality of the short term thinking early in the careers of both the Baby Boomer Generation and Millennials. In the second part of the series, I focus on what both generations look for in their work cultures.

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Boomers and Millennials Have More in Common Than We Want to Admit

Posted by Midge Streeter on July 7, 2016

Boomers, didn’t you think at the age of twenty something you were indestructible while drag racing your 57 Chevy alongside your best friends? Hopefully the worst case scenario would be that you blew an engine or dropped the transmission. One or the other could be replaced by the following weekend. Millennials share the same short term thinking when it comes to participating in wellness programs. Medical care in general is not a priority for millennials which presents multiple challenges for employers.

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FLSA exemption rules are in. Don’t Panic!

Posted by Tyler Abrams on June 30, 2016

When thinking about the new regulations for exempt and non-exempt employees, I find myself remembering the cover of the Douglas Adams book, "The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy." A large thumb held high in the air with bold letters underneath reading, “Don’t Panic!” For those who don’t know this book, it touts the answer to life, the universe and everything. It is a constant reminder that sometimes you just need a little guidance in the complicated world of universal bureaucracy to stay calm- especially when you're reviewing the FLSA exemption rules.

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Topics: Human Resources

Employment Litigation Based on Family Circumstances Continues to Rise

Posted by Joe Cole on June 23, 2016

Family responsibilities discrimination (FRD) continues its growth as the biggest challenge employers never see coming, according to a comprehensive new study from WorkLife Law at UC Hastings.

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Topics: Human Resources

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