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Celebrating the Civil Rights Act – There are Still Lessons to Learn

Send us a Text Message.It’s July! You know that means we’re celebrating! Not only the 4th of July but also the 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, signed July 2nd in 1964. In today’s episode, Chuck and John talk about the importance of this act and the work of the EEOC through the eyes of three employees of a property management company where they were subjected to vulgar and ethnicity-related harassment.In the HR News segment, the team touches on the following topics and more:HR technology solutions are damaging reputationsA timely reminder to be aware of the state laws of where your employees liveA review of call-in procedures and an important caveatOvertime discussions in the courtSupport the Show.The Ultimate Book of HR Checklists – Getting HR Right: Your Step-by-Step Reference for Avoiding Costly Mistakes. Go to HRChecklists.com (On sale – take $100 off …only $79 ) Certified and approved for 3 SHRM Recertification Credits.Join the HR Team of One Community on Facebook or visit TeamAtHRstories.com and sign up for emails so you can be the first to know about new things we have coming up.You can also follow us on Instagram and TikTok at @HRstoriesPodcast Don’t forget to rate our podcast, it really helps other people find it!Do you have a situation or topic you’d like the team to discuss? Are you interested in having Chuck or John talk to your team or Emcee your event? You can reach the Team at Email@TeamAtHRStories.com for suggestions and inquiries.The viewpoints expressed by the characters in the stories are not necessarily that of The Team at HR Stories. The stories are shared to present various, real-world scenarios and share how they were handled by policy and, at times, law. Chuck and John are not lawyers and always recommend working with an employment lawyer to address concerns.

Listener Q&A – We Answer Your Questions: Out-of-work behavior, Termination Blues, and PTO Swaps

Send us a Text Message.Welcome to another Listener Q&A with The Team at HR Stories! Today’s episode goes into these questions:Can I hold an employee responsible for behavior that they participate in outside of work, on personal time?Does it ever get easier to terminate someone?If a company schedules a meeting over a posted holiday, can you shift that PTO day to another day?Support the Show.The Ultimate Book of HR Checklists – Getting HR Right: Your Step-by-Step Reference for Avoiding Costly Mistakes. Go to HRChecklists.com (On sale – take $100 off …only $79 ) Certified and approved for 3 SHRM Recertification Credits.Join the HR Team of One Community on Facebook or visit TeamAtHRstories.com and sign up for emails so you can be the first to know about new things we have coming up.You can also follow us on Instagram and TikTok at @HRstoriesPodcast Don’t forget to rate our podcast, it really helps other people find it!Do you have a situation or topic you’d like the team to discuss? Are you interested in having Chuck or John talk to your team or Emcee your event? You can reach the Team at Email@TeamAtHRStories.com for suggestions and inquiries.The viewpoints expressed by the characters in the stories are not necessarily that of The Team at HR Stories. The stories are shared to present various, real-world scenarios and share how they were handled by policy and, at times, law. Chuck and John are not lawyers and always recommend working with an employment lawyer to address concerns.

Gender Discrimination: How to Ensure an Inclusive Workspace and Avoid a Lawsuit

Send us a Text Message.Laws around discrimination on the basis of sex are nothing new but the conversation and nuance around it has changed. While political climates have made conversations around gender and sex a heated topic, how do you ensure your employees, management, and HR policies align with the law, not personal opinions. In today’s episode, Chuck and John take you through three stories where companies failed to follow these laws and show you what you can learn from them to avoid the same legal fate.In the HR News segment, the team touches on the following topics and more:Department of Labor – Wage and hour threshold is going up!HRIS systems in the crosshairs for technology failuresSupreme Court (kind of) weighs in on the independent contractor debateBeing authentically you at work – most think they can’t beEmployees are scared of HR – How to make sure your employees come to you first.Support the Show.The Ultimate Book of HR Checklists – Getting HR Right: Your Step-by-Step Reference for Avoiding Costly Mistakes. Go to HRChecklists.com (On sale – take $100 off …only $79 ) Certified and approved for 3 SHRM Recertification Credits.Join the HR Team of One Community on Facebook or visit TeamAtHRstories.com and sign up for emails so you can be the first to know about new things we have coming up.You can also follow us on Instagram and TikTok at @HRstoriesPodcast Don’t forget to rate our podcast, it really helps other people find it!Do you have a situation or topic you’d like the team to discuss? Are you interested in having Chuck or John talk to your team or Emcee your event? You can reach the Team at Email@TeamAtHRStories.com for suggestions and inquiries.The viewpoints expressed by the characters in the stories are not necessarily that of The Team at HR Stories. The stories are shared to present various, real-world scenarios and share how they were handled by policy and, at times, law. Chuck and John are not lawyers and always recommend working with an employment lawyer to address concerns.

Listener Q&A – We Answer Your Questions: Job Descriptions, Balancing Accommodation with Production, and Celebrations

Send us a Text Message.Welcome to another Listener Q&A with The Team at HR Stories! Today’s episode goes into these questions:Do you have a good step-by-step process for creating or gathering job descriptions for all roles in the company?How do you handle an employee who has slower output but claims to have a disability?Do you have any suggestions for remote activities or keepsakes that are unique to celebrate an upcoming company milestone?Support the Show.The Ultimate Book of HR Checklists – Getting HR Right: Your Step-by-Step Reference for Avoiding Costly Mistakes. Go to HRChecklists.com (On sale – take $100 off …only $79 ) Certified and approved for 3 SHRM Recertification Credits.Join the HR Team of One Community on Facebook or visit TeamAtHRstories.com and sign up for emails so you can be the first to know about new things we have coming up.You can also follow us on Instagram and TikTok at @HRstoriesPodcast Don’t forget to rate our podcast, it really helps other people find it!Do you have a situation or topic you’d like the team to discuss? Are you interested in having Chuck or John talk to your team or Emcee your event? You can reach the Team at Email@TeamAtHRStories.com for suggestions and inquiries.The viewpoints expressed by the characters in the stories are not necessarily that of The Team at HR Stories. The stories are shared to present various, real-world scenarios and share how they were handled by policy and, at times, law. Chuck and John are not lawyers and always recommend working with an employment lawyer to address concerns.

Preventable Death in the Workplace

Send us a Text Message.Summer’s here and you don’t want to get ‘burned’ by the seasonal conditions. In today’s episode, Chuck and John explore the dangers of outdoor work conditions and how they can result in the most tragic of circumstances if you are not taking the proper steps to protect your employees.In the HR News segment, the team touches on the following topics and more:Years of experience on its way out of job requirements.Is unemployment insurance the reason young males aren’t working?More AI bias being caught in employment assessments.Annual evaluations are out – monthly coaching sessions are in.Support the Show.The Ultimate Book of HR Checklists – Getting HR Right: Your Step-by-Step Reference for Avoiding Costly Mistakes. Go to HRChecklists.com (On sale – take $100 off …only $79 ) Certified and approved for 3 SHRM Recertification Credits.Join the HR Team of One Community on Facebook or visit TeamAtHRstories.com and sign up for emails so you can be the first to know about new things we have coming up.You can also follow us on Instagram and TikTok at @HRstoriesPodcast Don’t forget to rate our podcast, it really helps other people find it!Do you have a situation or topic you’d like the team to discuss? Are you interested in having Chuck or John talk to your team or Emcee your event? You can reach the Team at Email@TeamAtHRStories.com for suggestions and inquiries.The viewpoints expressed by the characters in the stories are not necessarily that of The Team at HR Stories. The stories are shared to present various, real-world scenarios and share how they were handled by policy and, at times, law. Chuck and John are not lawyers and always recommend working with an employment lawyer to address concerns.

Listener Q&A – We Answer Your Questions: The Dos and Don’ts of Exempt vs Non-exempt

Send us a Text Message.Welcome to another Listener Q&A with The Team at HR Stories! Today’s episode goes into these questions:Can I, as an exempt employee, work in a non-exempt role at the same company performing a separate job?We hired someone has a salary exempt employee but after 10 months, his job description changed and reclassified him as non-exempt. Do we need to pay him overtime when he was classified as salary exempt?Is an anniversary bonus considered discretionary or non-discretionary?Support the Show.The Ultimate Book of HR Checklists – Getting HR Right: Your Step-by-Step Reference for Avoiding Costly Mistakes. Go to HRChecklists.com (On sale – take $100 off …only $79 ) Certified and approved for 3 SHRM Recertification Credits.Join the HR Team of One Community on Facebook or visit TeamAtHRstories.com and sign up for emails so you can be the first to know about new things we have coming up.You can also follow us on Instagram and TikTok at @HRstoriesPodcast Don’t forget to rate our podcast, it really helps other people find it!Do you have a situation or topic you’d like the team to discuss? Are you interested in having Chuck or John talk to your team or Emcee your event? You can reach the Team at Email@TeamAtHRStories.com for suggestions and inquiries.The viewpoints expressed by the characters in the stories are not necessarily that of The Team at HR Stories. The stories are shared to present various, real-world scenarios and share how they were handled by policy and, at times, law. Chuck and John are not lawyers and always recommend working with an employment lawyer to address concerns.

The Hidden Dangers of Retaliation What Employers Need to Know

Send us a Text Message.In today’s episode, we’re unraveling a case that blends social media, workplace rights, and a touch of constitutional debate. Chuck and John explore how Bevins & Son Inc. found themselves embroiled in a Department of Labor lawsuit over unpaid wages and social media retaliation. Discover how a Facebook post turned a wage dispute into a federal case, challenging the boundaries of employer speech and employee protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Tune in for a compelling tale of digital age pitfalls and essential lessons for HR professionals.In the HR News segment, the team touches on the following topics and more:Skills vs Experience in hiringMillennials are done asking for PTO and always being availableRacial discrimination in hiring brought to lightSupport the Show.The Ultimate Book of HR Checklists – Getting HR Right: Your Step-by-Step Reference for Avoiding Costly Mistakes. Go to HRChecklists.com (On sale – take $100 off …only $79 ) Certified and approved for 3 SHRM Recertification Credits.Join the HR Team of One Community on Facebook or visit TeamAtHRstories.com and sign up for emails so you can be the first to know about new things we have coming up.You can also follow us on Instagram and TikTok at @HRstoriesPodcast Don’t forget to rate our podcast, it really helps other people find it!Do you have a situation or topic you’d like the team to discuss? Are you interested in having Chuck or John talk to your team or Emcee your event? You can reach the Team at Email@TeamAtHRStories.com for suggestions and inquiries.The viewpoints expressed by the characters in the stories are not necessarily that of The Team at HR Stories. The stories are shared to present various, real-world scenarios and share how they were handled by policy and, at times, law. Chuck and John are not lawyers and always recommend working with an employment lawyer to address concerns.

The Hidden Dangers of Social Media Retaliation – What Employers Need to Know

Send us a Text Message.In today’s episode, we’re unraveling a case that blends social media, workplace rights, and a touch of constitutional debate. Chuck and John explore how Bevins & Son Inc. found themselves embroiled in a Department of Labor lawsuit over unpaid wages and social media retaliation. Discover how a Facebook post turned a wage dispute into a federal case, challenging the boundaries of employer speech and employee protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Tune in for a compelling tale of digital age pitfalls and essential lessons for HR professionals.In the HR News segment, the team touches on the following topics and more:Skills vs Experience in hiringMillennials are done asking for PTO and always being availableRacial discrimination in hiring brought to lightSupport the Show.The Ultimate Book of HR Checklists – Getting HR Right: Your Step-by-Step Reference for Avoiding Costly Mistakes. Go to HRChecklists.com (On sale – take $100 off …only $79 ) Certified and approved for 3 SHRM Recertification Credits.Join the HR Team of One Community on Facebook or visit TeamAtHRstories.com and sign up for emails so you can be the first to know about new things we have coming up.You can also follow us on Instagram and TikTok at @HRstoriesPodcast Don’t forget to rate our podcast, it really helps other people find it!Do you have a situation or topic you’d like the team to discuss? Are you interested in having Chuck or John talk to your team or Emcee your event? You can reach the Team at Email@TeamAtHRStories.com for suggestions and inquiries.The viewpoints expressed by the characters in the stories are not necessarily that of The Team at HR Stories. The stories are shared to present various, real-world scenarios and share how they were handled by policy and, at times, law. Chuck and John are not lawyers and always recommend working with an employment lawyer to address concerns.

From the Vault – Breaking Legal Barriers: The Part-Time Secretary Who Rewrote Harassment Laws

Send us a Text Message.Today, we jump back into the vault to revisit one of our most popular stories from this year – Sheri Minarsky’s workplace harassment fight. We’ll be back next week with a new episode.————Dive into a riveting episode of HR Stories Podcast, featuring the story of Sheri Minarsky’s brave stand against workplace harassment. This episode, reveals Sheri’s struggle as a secretary in Susquehanna County’s Department of Veterans Affairs, where she endured years of harassment in silence due to fear and isolation. Her story unfolds as a gripping narrative of resilience and courage, culminating in a groundbreaking legal battle that challenges the conventional norms of workplace dynamics and legal responsibilities.Discover how Sheri’s fight led to a landmark decision in Minarsky v. Susquehanna County, transforming legal standards and employer accountability in harassment cases. This episode is not just a tale of individual bravery; it’s a crucial lesson on the importance of creating a supportive work environment and the impact of empathy and proactive action in combating workplace harassment. Tune in for an emotionally powerful and enlightening story that resonates with the courage to speak up and the power to effect change.In the HR News segment, the team touches on the following topics and more:Technology – does it make HR better or more of a struggle?Stop burning out!Why even a slight pay increase can tempt employees to leaveAn updated determination of who classifies as a contract workerSupport the Show.The Ultimate Book of HR Checklists – Getting HR Right: Your Step-by-Step Reference for Avoiding Costly Mistakes. Go to HRChecklists.com (On sale – take $100 off …only $79 ) Certified and approved for 3 SHRM Recertification Credits.Join the HR Team of One Community on Facebook or visit TeamAtHRstories.com and sign up for emails so you can be the first to know about new things we have coming up.You can also follow us on Instagram and TikTok at @HRstoriesPodcast Don’t forget to rate our podcast, it really helps other people find it!Do you have a situation or topic you’d like the team to discuss? Are you interested in having Chuck or John talk to your team or Emcee your event? You can reach the Team at Email@TeamAtHRStories.com for suggestions and inquiries.The viewpoints expressed by the characters in the stories are not necessarily that of The Team at HR Stories. The stories are shared to present various, real-world scenarios and share how they were handled by policy and, at times, law. Chuck and John are not lawyers and always recommend working with an employment lawyer to address concerns.

It Spreads Faster Than Covid! – Watch out for this contagion in your office.

Send us a Text Message.Your office might be susceptible to a fast-spreading and harmful contagion. You can’t see it but you can feel it… and you can definitely hear it. In this week’s episode, Chuck and John talk about those negative voices you experience in the office and how they can impact your team. Navigating these type of interactions and individuals can be challenging but it is key to address it before it tears the team apart. In the HR News segment, the team touches on the following topics and more:ChatGPT biases in the news again – watch out recruiters!An employee falls 29 stories and the employer could have avoided it.Support the Show.The Ultimate Book of HR Checklists – Getting HR Right: Your Step-by-Step Reference for Avoiding Costly Mistakes. Go to HRChecklists.com (On sale – take $100 off …only $79 ) Certified and approved for 3 SHRM Recertification Credits.Join the HR Team of One Community on Facebook or visit TeamAtHRstories.com and sign up for emails so you can be the first to know about new things we have coming up.You can also follow us on Instagram and TikTok at @HRstoriesPodcast Don’t forget to rate our podcast, it really helps other people find it!Do you have a situation or topic you’d like the team to discuss? Are you interested in having Chuck or John talk to your team or Emcee your event? You can reach the Team at Email@TeamAtHRStories.com for suggestions and inquiries.The viewpoints expressed by the characters in the stories are not necessarily that of The Team at HR Stories. The stories are shared to present various, real-world scenarios and share how they were handled by policy and, at times, law. Chuck and John are not lawyers and always recommend working with an employment lawyer to address concerns.