Andrew Rodman

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Bathroom Breaks & Decreased Productivity #HoldItIn2WinAPrize

Ver la versión en español aquí Employers have fairly wide discretion in terms of developing work rules designed to increase productivity and decrease time spent “slacking off.” But, if you believe the reports, one Chicago-based company may have gone too far. Apparently, WaterSaver Faucet Company has been experiencing a decrease in employee productivity. The perceived … Continue Reading

The Wage & Hour Battle Rages On

Ver la versión en español aquí Over the last several months, President Obama has continued his push to revamp the nation’s minimum wage and overtime laws. He has faced an uphill battle. In a Presidential Memorandum dated March 13, 2014, President Obama directed the Department of Labor to “propose revisions to modernize and streamline the … Continue Reading

Effective Use of Non-Compete Agreements

As recently reported by The New York Times, non-compete agreements are popping-up in a wide array of businesses to protect varied business interests. As businesses have come to recognize, non-competes are not limited to protection against disclosure of a “top secret” formula, process, or technological invention.  A properly drafted non-compete agreement may have much wider … Continue Reading

By The Numbers: How Working Moms & Dads Compare in Salary and Job Satisfaction

CareerBuilder.com has released its “Mother’s Day Survey” comparing working moms and dads in categories such as salary, title, and job satisfaction. The conclusion: “While salary data indicates that female breadwinners may have a tougher time making ends meet, working moms in general tend to be happier in their jobs.” The study was conducted between February … Continue Reading

Hey, NBA Commissioner Silver, Way to Flex Your HR Muscle

Kudos to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who, like a true HR professional, fined Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling $2.5 million and banned Sterling for life from the NBA. The punishment came last week on the heels of a leaked audio recording in which Sterling is heard scolding V. Stiviano, Sterling’s “personal assistant” (code name … Continue Reading

Jail Staffer’s Response to Complaints Aids & Abets Sexual Harassment

“Think before you speak.” That’s a lesson we all learn at some point between childhood and early adolescence, right? Often, it’s a lesson instilled in us by our parents, and at times, we learn the lesson only after an embarrassing “foot in mouth” experience. Apparently, there is at least one full-grown adult out there who … Continue Reading

Sexual Harassment Training for Congress: Necessary or a “Really Dumb Idea”?

It’s unfortunate, but it’s reality. The list of politicians engaging in sexual “shenanigans” — from President on down — continues to grow. Just last week news broke that 40-year old Vance McAllister, a newly elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives, was caught on surveillance video kissing Melissa Peacock, McAllister’s 33-year old female staffer, … Continue Reading
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