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Hot List: New York Times Bestselling Paperback Business Books

The following is a list of the bestselling paperback business books as ranked by the New York Times on June 14. 1. The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis. The evolving business of football, viewed through the rise of the left tackle Michael Oher. 2. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can […]

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Quality of Training—and Trainer—Will Be Questioned in Court

By now everyone knows that training is a necessary defense for many lawsuits.  However, EEOC and the courts are now demanding more than just the simple act of training, says Attorney Philippe Weiss.  They are interested in the quality of the training—and the trainer—as well. Courts (and opposing attorneys) will explore such things as the […]

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12 Wonderful Lessons from John Wooden

Legendary basketball coach John Wooden died on June 4 at the age of 99. During his coaching career his teams won more than 80 percent of their games. At UCLA, his teams won an astonishing 10 NCAA national championships during his final 12 years of coaching, including seven in a row. Wooden was a talented […]

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NLRB Puts Out Feelers on Remote Electronic Voting

It appears the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has started to lay the groundwork for off-site Internet elections for employees to determine whether they wish to be represented by a union. The first sign of this development was a Request for Information (RFI) published by the NLRB on June 9, 2010. In the RFI, the […]

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Should You “Friend” Your Boss?

On Fridays, California Employer Daily will often be given over to an “E-pinion” column by Jennifer Carsen, Esq., ERI’s Managing Editor. If you’ve got an idea for a 500-700 word column on any topic of interest to California employers, we’d love to have you as a guest columnist. Just describe your idea in a brief […]

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Aged Like a Fine Wisconsin Parmesan

Litigation Value: More fodder for a potential lawsuit by Oscar Martinez; at least $10,000-15,000 to help Dunder Mifflin muddle through the competing Darryl-Dwight complaints — and the only reason it is that low is that, at the end of the day, neither is likely to want to escalate their dispute further. Tonight we were treated […]

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Smoking Pot and Feeding Grizzly Bears — Any Volunteers?

Normally in HR Hero Line, we focus on employment laws and issues that affect most employers. But when a state-specific workers’ comp case comes along that involves (1) a worker smoking pot before (2) his job feeding grizzly bears for (3) a company that says its workers were volunteers, (not employees), we think it’s worth […]

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‘Gun in the Lobby’ Sequel—Get Over Yourself!

By Stephen Bruce, Ph.D., Editor Just My E-pinion LOGO After we published our “Gun in the Lobby” story [go here for original story], we printed an apology to those who were upset by the story’s headline. [Go here to see our retraction.] But then even more readers wrote to complain about that. So, today, at […]

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Employment Posters Required by California Law

Yesterday, we explained your posting requirements under federal law. Because you’re in California, of course, your duties don’t end there. Here are the postings required of most California employers under state law:

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Performance Reviews—Tool Bosses Use to Justify Pay

In yesterday’s Advisor, Samuel Culbert encouraged HR managers to "put the performance review out of its misery." He says HR is the only part of the company that benefits. (Go here for yesterday’s comments.) Today, we’ve got his suggestions for performance previews and an introduction to an extraordinary program for the compensation side of appraisal. […]

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