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Archive | December, 2006

Short takes: holiday pay, lift-outs, health-care reform, and more

Holiday pay: legal requirements – About.com’s blog features attorney Mel Muskovitz addressing common questions and answers related to holiday pay practices. “Lift outs” – an emerging trend? – Jay Shepherd of Gruntled Employees discusses the practice of “lifting out” an intact team of workers from another company and the problems that can ensue. This practice,…

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Holiday humor to get you through the week

There may be those among us who can sympathize with this HR director who is attempting to stage a politically correct holiday Party. Celebrating the holidays at work can be tricky. Last year, the Guardian conducted a “Campaign for a Real Office Christmas (CROC)” and invited readers to submit photos from their office celebrations –…

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