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“Absolute No. 1 Leadership Trait in the History of the Universe”

TLNT, a popular HR blog, recently published the results of its survey on important leadership traits. In the survey, TLNT posed this question: “What’s the absolute No. 1 leadership trait in the history of the universe?” The responses, based on more than 300 votes: Communication skills (78 percent) Humility (15 percent) Charisma (6 percent) Intelligence (2 […]

Jan 22 2014 - General, Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Family Medical History Questions Result in $370k Settlement

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently settled a lawsuit with a New York nursing and rehabilitation center over alleged violations of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). The EEOC claimed that the center requested family medical history as part of its post-offer, pre-employment medical exams of applicants. The EEOC also alleged that the […]

Jan 21 2014 - Disabilities, Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Already? San Francisco Amends and Expands Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance

In October 2013, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance (FFWO) that took effect January 1, 2014. Generally, the ordinance provides certain employees with the right to request a flexible work arrangement to assist with caregiving responsibilities. The ordinance covers employers with 20 or more employees. However, the wording used […]

Jan 16 2014 - Alternative Workweek, Benefits - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Live Seminars: Road Report

Greetings from Bakersfield! We just wrapped up the 2014 Employment Law Updates seminar here. Once again, attendees asked a lot of good questions about the effect of new employment laws for 2014. Question of the day: Are “working managers” exempt employees? We are now headed to Long Beach where we will be talking about these updates tomorrow. […]

Jan 14 2014 - Exempt/Nonexempt - HRWatchdog Read More »

CalChamber’s Employment Law Experts Hit the Road

Greetings from the road! We just concluded the 2014 Employment Law Updates in sunny Los Angeles. Attendees asked many good questions about the effect of new employment laws for 2014. The legal difference between a “volunteer” and an “intern” was just one of the issues that attendees sought guidance on. We are now headed to Bakersfield […]

Jan 14 2014 - Compensation, Hiring - HRWatchdog Read More »