Tag: Legal Editor

Internships—It’s All About Who Benefits

In yesterday’s Advisor, BLR® Legal Editor Jasmin Rojas, JD, presented the Department of Labor’s (DOL) test for classifying interns—and how the 2nd Circuit court disagreed with the test after a suit was brought by a couple of interns who worked on the movie Black Swan and/or at the Fox corporate offices. Today, Rojas elaborates on […]

The DOL Internship Test—Has It Taken a Swan Dive?

Internships have long been considered a great source of development—and the Department of Labor (DOL) has certain requirements in place to ensure that “interns” are properly classified. However, a recent court case indicates that the DOL’s test may not cut it anymore—BLR® Legal Editor Jasmin Rojas, JD, has the facts of the case and what […]

Transgender Discrimination—When Does ‘He’ Become ‘She’

In yesterday’s Advisor, BLR® Legal Editor Jasmin Rojas, JD, took “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star “Caitlyn” (formerly Bruce) Jenner’s recent introduction of herself as a transwoman as a starting point for a discussion of transgender discrimination. In today’s Advisor, Rojas offers practical tips for employers. What’s in a Name? Remember, names and pronouns are […]

Check Out the FMLA Training Scenarios Video Series!

Every HR professional knows that the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be very, very tricky. With so many diverse situations that could apply and compliance hurdles around every turn (not to mention actually tracking the employee’s FMLA leave accurately), it can be a real personnel management headache. However, a new video training series […]

Zapp Your Postings—Wave of the Future?

By Jasmin Rojas, JD, BLR Legal Editor Just when you thought you had mastered job boards and job posting online, here comes pacesetting Zappos with a whole nother approach—do away with your job postings and rely on social media! Wait. … What?   Bold Experiment or Crazy Idea? Only a few months ago the HR […]

2014 Employer Holiday Practices Survey (Slide Show)

BLR has released the results of the new 2014 Holiday Practices Survey, which examines employer practices for providing paid holidays and paying nonexempt employees during the 2014 holiday season and provides information on planned paid holidays for 2015. The slide show below highlights survey findings and links to an article by BLR Legal Editor Susan […]

Should We Ditch the Dreaded Performance Appraisal?

  In today’s Advisor, BLR® Legal Editor Holly Jones, JD, outlines challenges of appraisal systems and offers tips for making them meaningful. Don’t worry, she says, skepticism about appraisals is not unusual. A Google search on performance appraisals will return numerous articles calling for the death of the performance review, a defunct management ritual that […]