Posts made in March, 2011

Welcome!

Posted by on Mar 31, 2011 in Featured Articles, Welcome! | 0 comments

Welcome!

Thank you for stopping by our site – we’re glad to see you!  If you’re new to our fresh, honest, fair concept of human resources, swing on over to our Hi Ya’ll section to learn more about how our  HR Lady concept was born.  We’re a special brand of HR and we like it that way.  Lots of people may be highly qualified, just like us, but they don’t dish it up fairly and give folks the honest-to-goodness tools needed to be successful in the workplace. We have tons of resources, so stop on by Advice: Come ‘N Get It to search for answers to your questions.  You can also email us at Hi@AsktheHRLady.com and we’ll be...

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Ask the HR Lady: EEOC Racial Discrimination Complaint

Posted by on Mar 31, 2011 in Advice, Discrimination, Featured Articles | 0 comments

Ask the HR Lady: EEOC Racial Discrimination Complaint

Dear HR Lady: I just received a letter from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission saying I had a complaint filed against me for racial discrimination.  What should I do?!   ~Robert, Michigan Dear Robert:   If you have an attorney, call her.  If you don’t, seriously consider hiring one.  Discrimination complaints are serious business and can result in settlements and fees that could shut down your business.  Aside from the legalities, seriously examine whether or not the allegation might be true.  If it might be true, consider offering workplace training to ensure that everyone is clear about what it means to treat people fairly at work.  Good luck and...

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Ask the HR Lady: Seasonal Hiring

Posted by on Mar 30, 2011 in Advice, Featured Articles | 0 comments

Ask the HR Lady: Seasonal Hiring

Dear HR Lady:  I need to hire some help to get us through the busy season.  I am worried about whether or not I can keep them on when things get slow in a few months.  What are my options? ~Tomas, Oklahoma Dear Tomas: One of the best ways to do this is to hire the help you need as “per diem” which literally translates into “per day”.  Some folks call this day labor.  Here’s the skinny – you treat them well, just like any other person or vendor that you deal with – but there is no legal expectation of continued employment beyond that day. For this to be successful, make sure the worker is ok with being hired on a day by day basis, and have the...

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Ask the HR Lady: Should I Take the Job?

Posted by on Mar 30, 2011 in Advice, Featured Articles, Getting the Job | 0 comments

Ask the HR Lady: Should I Take the Job?

Dear HR Lady: I have been looking for work and got offered a job as a part time per diem worker.  What does that mean?  Should I take the job? ~ Dustin, Lousiana Dear Dustin: Great question.  A part time employee is an employee who is scheduled to work, and actually works, less than a full time schedule.  Companies typically draw the line between part time and full time at 24 hours or 32 hours.  A part time employee is a regular benefit-eligible employee and earns vacation, sick time, etc. and is eligible to be considered for unemployment.  A per diem employee literally translates in to “per day”.  Per diem employees are hired for a project and are, in...

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