Back when I was active in the Nationals Guard and Reserve, I would visit other Army units to coordinate exercises, gather information or for some particular need. I soon noticed that when subordinate members of the unit would freely chat with an unknown captain or major, that was very likely a strong unit, with good

Robin Shea at Employment and Labor Insider, who has a wicked sense of humor, has penned an instructive piece on Human Resources departments. Robin generally represents employers. So, she comes to this issue with much experience. Should we trust HR or not, she asks? Well, the answer is mixed. She cut and pasted posts from

Susan Graziosi had been employed by the Greenville, Mississippi Police Department for some 26 years when a fellow officer was killed in the line of duty in Pearl, Mississippi.  The Greenville P.D. chose not to send an officer to the funeral in Pearl, some two or three hours away.  Sgt. Graziosi objected to that failure

The not so-Evil HR lady pens another helpful post.  This time she talks about when can an employee give immediate notice of resignation.  A day care director is asking the HR expert about her situation.  The day care director is being asked by member of the board who oversee the facility to violate laws regarding

 What are the most costly Human Resources errors?  The good folks at Delaware Employment Blog mention four:

  •  Failure to engage in the interactive process required by the Americans with Disabilities Act

That is, Ms. DiBianca refers to HR’s failure to adequately consider requests for accommodation.  The employee need not mention the word "accommodation."  The employee

The perception among some folks is that discrimination lawsuits are almost always frivolous.  Some people believe discrimination could never happen to a good worker.  One of my clients illustrates the fallacy of that belief.  

Sue worked hard for her employer, a major employer in San Antonio.  She thrived despite disabilities such as spina bifida