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Wait a Minute! Why Am I Getting Paid Less Than My Male Coworkers?

It has been 56 long years trying to close the wage gap! Too long with too little success… The Equal Pay Act was signed in 1963, making it illegal for employers to pay unequal wages to men and women who hold the same job and do the same work. At the time of the EPA’s […]

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FMLA Interference or Simply Confused?

Who wants a Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) interference lawsuit? Not me! Interference and retaliation are the two words you don’t want to hear in regards to FMLA. In addition to the employer being liable, HR, managers and supervisors can also have personal liability. If you would like to learn more about FMLA and ADA […]

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Father Wants “Baby Bonding”, What Form is Required?

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of FMLA leave in a 12 month period for the care of and bonding with a newborn, adopted or foster child up to one year after birth or placement. I call this FMLA leave “Baby Bonding with a healthy newborn”; […]

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FMLA Eligibility and Telecommuters

Telecommuting is becoming a popular work arrangement in which the employee works outside the office, often from home. Just as popular telecommuting is becoming so is the question “Are employees working from home eligible for FMLA“? A lot of people believe that if there is not at least 50 employees within a 75 miles radius […]

FMLA and Spouses Working for the Same Employer

Most HR professionals are aware of at least one situation where FMLA limits the combined amount of FMLA leave, eligible FMLA spouses working for the same employer can take in a 12 month period. But do you know there are are two more situations? Let’s start by reviewing the eligibility requirement for an employee to […]

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Yes I can, yes you can!

Yes I can, yes you can! It’s all in your mind, where there is a will, there is a way! Early in my life I learned that if I wanted something I was going to work, work and work for it. Nothing falls from the sky…..except rain and bird droppings sometimes! Whatever your goal is, don’t wait for somebody to come with a magic wand into your life and make it happen….life is too short and you may spend years waiting for something that may never happen! You go and accomplish your goals! It does not matter if it’s just one step at a time. It does not matter how many obstacles you find on the way. It does not matter how many times you try. It does not matter how many times you fall. You get up over and over again and you keep going! Scared to go after your dreams? Do it, even if you are scared. It’s all in your mind, yes you can, yes you can, and yes you can, end of the story and end of the excuses!

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Interactive Process

Does your heart start racing and do you experience heart palpitations when you hear the words “ Interactive Process? ” Well, relax and breathe! Heart palpitations are scary, but in the long-term, they are harmless to your physical health, that means you will survive handling an Interactive Process! Interactive Process is not as Scary as […]