She couldn’t workout at her preferred time, so she quit her job. And sued.

Image Credit: Pixabay.com (https://pixabay.com/en/pen-letters-leave-envelope-2912932/) Imagine arriving at work where, waiting for you, is a letter addressed to you from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. You know that inside that large envelope is a copy of the Sixth Circuit’s opinion in the Americans with Disabilities Act case in which you previously filed an appeal on behalf…

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Improve Quality of Hire Using Recruiting Data and Analytics

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Criteria Corp, a leading provider of pre-employment testing services. They’ve just relaunched their customer interface, HireSelect. It’s been completely reworked to help organizations hire faster and smarter. Enjoy the post!)  Regular readers of this blog know I’ve talked on numerous occasions about the need to…

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Technology Plays a Part In the Employee Experience

I’ve heard the comment many times that technology is just a tool. By definition, a tool is a device used to carry out a particular function. That totally makes sense. We use our tech to communicate, make purchases, learn new things, etc. So, technology is a tool. But I also can’t help but wonder if…

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Employees Should Establish Their Own Priorities

A couple of months ago, I wrote an article about Kronos’ transition from a traditional time-off policy to an unlimited time-off program (called myTime). On some level, I like to think of the concept of unlimited time off as Paid Time Off 2.0. Decades ago, organizations had vacation, paid sick time, and holidays. Then they…

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It’s the most important employment law decision of 2018

By Wolfmann [CC BY-SA 4.0 ], from Wikimedia Commons Minarsky v. Susquehanna County (opinion here) is a sexual harassment case. And there’s a lot to discuss. But the biggest takeaway is that any subsequent employer-defendant asserting a Faragher/Ellerth defense in the Third Circuit will find it very difficult to obtain summary judgment on any hostile work…

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Leadership or Culture: Which Comes First

There’s a common saying out there that “culture eats strategy” for breakfast (or lunch). The idea being that company culture drives the way strategies are created. Totally makes sense. What I struggle with is where leadership fits into this conversation. On one hand, the company’s leadership helps shape organizational culture. On the other hand, culture…

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