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State minimum wage increases for 2014-2015 (map)

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By Susan Prince, JD, Legal Editor HR.BLR.com

Employers get ready! Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country during the remainder of 2014 and into 2015.

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Stop Being an HR Terrorist

Yesterday’s Advisor featured consultant Tim Sackett’s What the CEO Wishes HR Would Do. Today, his 6-step program for HR managers.

How is HR a terrorist? HR tends to use the law as a hammer, Sackett says. “No you can’t do it; it’s against the law.” A better approach is, “Yes, you can do it, but we put ourselves at risk for an expensive and prolonged lawsuit.” You be the CEO’s risk advisor; he or she can decide whether to accept the risk.

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Thanks a Lot! Heroic Town Employee Loses Job After Saving Cat’s Life

Back in the good ’ole days, when a cat was stuck in a tree, you called the fire department to have it rescued. Now, you call them and they tell you that it’s not their business anymore! So who do you call? Ghostbusters …? No, that won’t work! How about your local highway superintendent? In a small town in Massachusetts, that’s exactly what happened, except the man ended up losing his job over the good deed.

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What Your CEO Wishes HR Would Do!

“If I had a gun with two bullets, and I were in a room with Hitler, Bin Laden, and Toby, I would shoot Toby twice!” Michael Scott (The Office). That’s about how CEOs view HR, says consultant Tim Sackett.

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Your Company Will Soon Have Two Employees—One Person and One Dog (Friedman Future Vision)

In the future, companies will have only two employees—a person and a dog, says Tom Friedman, a three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist. The person’s job is to feed the dog, and the dog’s job is to keep the person away from the machines.

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Service Animal Incidents Get Hospital, Deli Owner in a Pickle

A man has accused a New Jersey hospital for discrimination for not recognizing his dog as a service animal—because it was a 12-pound poodle.

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Can ‘60s Adman Give Advice to 2014 HR Manager?

SPECIAL from SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition, Orlando
Yesterday’s Advisor featured consultant Dr. Frank V. Nunez’s “What Would Don Draper Do?” about organizational change. Today, more of Don Draper’s advice for HR managers.

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‘There’s Turmoil in East Timor’ No Longer An Excuse to Leave Socks on the Floor

What’s the biggest change being out of the White House? Former first lady Laura Bush says, “George can no longer use ‘There’s turmoil in East Timor’ as an excuse to leave his socks on the floor.” She was the keynote speaker at SHRM’s Annual Conference and Exposition held recently in Orlando.

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I love my job; I’m a giant COW!

Not many people can say they love their job, but for one employee at Stew Leonard’s that is not the case!

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What Would Don Draper Do? (Leading Organizational Change)

SPECIAL from SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition, Orlando
Take the top 10 most important advertising secrets—as outlined by TV character Don Draper—and you’ll find 10 essential lessons for HR change managers, says consultant Dr. Frank V. Nunez.

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