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  • New Guidance on Interns: Are They Employees?
    by Michiko Clark - April 18, 2018
    The practice of hiring interns has become widely recognized across different organizations. Determining whether an intern is considered an “employee” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has been a troubling task for most organizations until now. The Department of Labor has recently updated Fact Sheet #71: “Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act,” and have adopted a “primary b...
  • OFCCP and the Rule of Law – Part IV: “Similarly Situated” Employees
    by Bill Doyle - April 18, 2018
    In the three prior articles in this series, we have evaluated OFCCP's recent regulatory and enforcement positions through the lenses of the fundamental and perennial question, 'What is Law?' Since our earlier articles, Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta has continued to build his team at the Department of Labor (DOL). For example, the Senate recently confirmed Patrick Pizzella as Deputy Secretary of Labor. We expect...
  • State and Local Affirmative Action Requirements
    by Bill Osterndorf - April 18, 2018
    When we think about affirmative action in employment, the general tendency is to think about the federal affirmative action laws and regulations that are enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). However, there are many state and local units of government that also have affirmative action requirements for certain organizations. At times, these requirements can be...
  • Stress vs. Anxiety: Defining and Accommodating in the Workplace
    by Melanie Whetzel - April 18, 2018
    In our increasingly fast-paced and stressful world, it seems we are called to accomplish more and more in less time. That may go for many of us in our employment situations as well. As employers and contractors continue to downsize and become leaner, many employees find themselves performing more work, or work of a different nature than what they had previously been required to perform. And some of these employees experience...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 8, Issue 4
    by Local JobNetwork™ - April 18, 2018
    The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for federal contractors on topics of Affirmative Action, EEO, and government compliance....
  • 13 Qualities to Look for in Your Next Business Speaker
    by Steve Farber - April 12, 2018
    Every business leader I know is looking for the same thing: An edge. They all want that elusive something that will get their team and their organization ahead of — or keep them ahead of — their competition. And one place many look for it is by investing in the wisdom of an outsider — the professional business speaker. Yeah, that’s me. But I’m one of many, some good and some, well … cave...
  • What is Leadership?
    by Debra Wheatman - April 5, 2018
    It seems such a simple question, yet it still confuses managers, employees, consultants, and journalists. We all know that leaders are necessary. After all, someone must be accountable for driving results. But what happens all too often in companies is that there is a distinct gap between managers and leaders. Some managers are good leaders, but the reality is that most managers lack the training and awareness necessary to be...
  • The Art of Timing Submission of Your Best Candidate to Difficult Hiring Managers
    by Kris Dunn - April 4, 2018
    And they ask you about the game you claim you got Drop science now, why not? You start to sweat and fret, it gets hot How'd you get into this spot? You played yourself... Yo, yo, you played yourself... --Ice-T You know where I'm going with this if you clicked through, right? Difficult hiring managers. Not to be confused with those who suck. Or maybe that's the same thing - I'll let you decide t...
  • Adapt, Adjust and Overcome
    by Sherri Edwards - April 3, 2018
    News reports indicate a big decline in unemployment and a steady increase in jobs. This news could be interpreted by many people to mean that getting the job of their dreams will be easy. There are also many “help wanted” signs displayed in windows and on job boards. These clues could imply to some that employers are becoming more desperate and that keeping a job is easy. Don’t let the numbers give you false...
  • Introducing Tours of Duty for the Business World
    by Alexandra Levit - March 30, 2018
    According to Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and author of the book The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age, a tour of duty is an employee situation that involves working full-time in consecutive roles within an organization, working full-time in consecutive organizations for the purpose of up-skilling, or taking breaks or dialing down from a full-time role in an organization. Within a single organization, a...