Tag: Super Bowl

Philly Off-Duty Employee Did WHAT? Some Tips So Employer Doesn’t Step in It, Too

For the first time since 1960, the Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl Champions. Inspired play from backup quarterback Nick Foles and some gutsy moves from coach Doug Pederson propelled the Eagles past the favored Patriots in one of the better games I’ve seen in quite some time. I’m far from a Philly fan, but I […]

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FMLA Leave: Tom Brady Plays Through the Pain–Why Can’t You?

It’s no-pain, no-gain for Tom Brady, but pressuring employees to work while injured may violate the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Love him or hate him, you have to give it to Tom Brady–the man is dedicated to his sport. Last week, he was called upon once again to play through the pain and […]

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Leadership lessons from New England Patriots

by Dan Oswald Sunday night, the New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons in the greatest comeback in the Super Bowl’s 51-year history. None of us should have been surprised. The Patriots have had more success in this millennium than any of the other 31 teams in the NFL. Since head coach Bill Belichick and […]

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New Employer Means New Tattoo

Tattooing your company’s name or logo on your body probably means the same thing as tattooing the name of a significant other—you face future risk if things don’t work out. Since most people are optimistic in both love and employment, such tattooing occurs all the time. However, one employee faced double jeopardy when he combined […]

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The HR guide to Super Bowl XLVIII

by Mark I. Schickman Sometimes the Super Bowl is a great game, but more often, it’s a blowout long before the dip and punch disappear. In case we need something to hold our interest between the $8-million-a-minute commercials, here are some employment law points to think about as the Seahawks and Broncos square off, representing […]

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The price of leadership

As I write this, it’s Super Bowl Sunday, and tens of millions of viewers will be tuning in to watch the big game tonight. In fact, I heard this morning that 177 million people watched last year’s game. For most of us, our team’s season is over. With 32 teams in the NFL, there’s only […]

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Armchair Manager: What Sports Can Teach Us About Management

One of the reasons I enjoy sports is the human dynamic at work in every sporting endeavor, says business and leadership blogger Dan Oswald. At different times and in different sports, an athlete may do battle with another competitor, the elements, or even with himself and his will. This fascinates me, says Oswald, CEO of […]

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Armchair Manager: What Sports Can Teach Us About Management

What’s more, an athlete often has to deal with teammates, a coach, and management or governing bodies. There always seems to be something going on in the sporting world that lends itself to the drama of the human theater. There are a number of current situations playing themselves out that deserve some analysis and reflection […]

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