Publications

It’s Your Job demo track now available

Author: Rachel | Published: November 4, 2013

A demo track for “It’s Your Job,” a radio program produced by CMG and hosted by David Schein, is now available to view on our website or on our youtube channel.

October 2013 Twitter Highlights from David Schein

Author: Rachel | Published: October 31, 2013

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August-September 2013 Twitter Highlights from David Schein

Author: Rachel | Published: September 30, 2013
  • 08-29-2013:  Exercise in futility: Protests by fast food workers. If they want more money, work in a different place. For most, just a starter job.
  • 09-17-2013:  American workplace suffers another great tragedy. 13 are dead. Hard questions about protecting employees better need to be asked.

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July 2013 Twitter Highlights from David Schein

Author: Rachel | Published: July 31, 2013
  • 07-05-2013:  US Supreme Ct ruled in favor of employers twice on June 24. Still, this current court should not be considered a friend of business.
  • 07-05-2013: Paul Deen’s sad case is ample proof of the importance of effective EEO policies and supervisory training, even for the bosses.
  • 07-10-2013:  DC Min wage pitch and WalMart threat to move out is significant. Fed, state and local gov’ts need to scale back anti-employer policies.
  • 07-22-2013:  Just posted a ★★☆☆☆ rating for ‘SWG Moving Services’ on @HireAHelper http://www.hireahelper.com/?rvw=reviewyylys&utm_medium=viewreview&utm_campaign=social&utm_source=twitter …

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May-June 2013 Twitter Highlights from David Schein

Author: Rachel | Published: June 30, 2013

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Tattoos in Your Future?

Author: Rachel | Published: June 19, 2013

Virtually all employers in the United States are familiar with the various protected groups under Federal, state and local laws. It would appear that one of the last vestiges of unprotected groups are applicants with tattoos, or “tats.” What are the pros and cons of hiring or not hiring people with tats?

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What is “EPLI” and Does Your Business Need It?

Author: Rachel | Published: May 20, 2013

EPLI is Employment Practices Liability Insurance. Small business owners and operators often miss this type of insurance when assembling their insurance package. With the growing cost of insurance in general, the key question about EPLI is whether to spend the extra money or not?

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March-April 2013 Twitter Highlights from David Schein

Author: Rachel | Published: April 30, 2013
  • 03-18-2013: See my new blog at: http://u.addresstwo.com/2013/03/application-of-comp-time-in-lieu-of.html
  • 04-11-2013: Recent report showing poor job growth but lower unemployment means that index is no longer relevant. Use an “employment rate” instead.

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Application of “Comp Time” in Lieu of Overtime Pay

Author: Rachel | Published: March 18, 2013

In the private workforce sector, Comp Time can only be used for exempt employees.  Those are employees who are not eligible for overtime.  While many employers have heard about Comp Time, and some try to implement it across the board, the unfortunate outcome is that they may be found to have violated the Federal Wage-Hour laws.

View the full post at: http://u.addresstwo.com/2013/03/application-of-comp-time-in-lieu-of.html

Videos from “Spring Employer Update” now available

Author: Rachel | Published: March 15, 2013

The videos from our most recent mini-seminar, “Spring Employer Update,” are now available. You can view them on our site, or on our youtube channel. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Spring Employer Update

Author: Rachel | Published: March 14, 2013

The outline from CMG’s most recent mini-seminar, “Spring Employer Update,” is now available. View it here.

Spring Employer Update (mini-seminar outline)

Author: Rachel | Published: March 14, 2013

presented March 5, 2013 by David D. Schein, President and General Counsel, Claremont Management Group, Inc.

 

I.   Obamacare Update:

A.  Over 2013 and 2014, watch for the following to be implemented under the Act:

1.  Elimination of 28 percent subsidy on the costs for Medicare Part D that employers have received.

2.  Group health plans and insurance carriers may not impose any annual limit. Lifetime limit already in place.

3.  Plans cannot have Continue reading »

February 2013 Twitter Highlights from David Schein

Author: Rachel | Published: February 28, 2013
  • 02/03/2013:  Good news for all employers with the unexpected ruling from DC Circuit holding NLRB appts were unconstitutional. Many implications here.
  • 02/05/2013:  Never understood why they are called “Gentlemen’s Clubs,” but Kansas Sp Ct has ruled “exotic” dancers are employees, not ind. contractors.
  • 02/13/2013:  Minimum wage increase has largest impact on small business – the true source of job growth. Any increase reduces job opportunities.
  • 02/13/2013:  True immigration reform starts with strong borders and enforcement of current laws. Bring in only the best to help our economy.
  • 02/25/2013:  Watch for new FMLA form effective March 8, 2013, if your business has any covered locations.

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Small Business and the NLRB

Author: Rachel | Published: February 18, 2013

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) is an independent Federal agency that regulates the relationship between workers and employers with regard to union activities. Recently, a US Court of Appeals overturned President Obama’s appointment of three members of the five-member NLRB in January 2012 . . . if this decision is not reversed by the US Supreme Court, it could lead to the vacating of approximately 100 decisions made by the NLRB over the last year.

View the full post at: http://u.addresstwo.com/2013/02/small-business-and-nlrb.html

January 2013 Twitter Highlights from David Schein

Author: Rachel | Published: January 31, 2013

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December 2012 Twitter Highlights from David Schein

Author: Rachel | Published: December 31, 2012
  • 12/14/2012: When will there be broad condemnation of the overt union violence in MI over the job-friendly Right to Work law?
  • 12/14/2012: The tragedy in Sandy Hook following closely on Clackamas continues to underscore the growing violence in the American workplace.
  • 12/10/2012: Chrysler union workers filmed drinking and drugging at lunch are reinstated. Another Exhibit A for getting rid of unions in America.
  • 12/10/2012: Big round of applause to MI law makers for adopting Right to Work in the most unionized state.

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Public Opinion and HR Do Not Mix

Author: Rachel | Published: December 26, 2012

Chrysler fired auto workers in September 2010 who were filmed on local TV news drinking and smoking marijuana on their lunch break. Chrysler was responding to public opinion when it took this obvious action. Last week, an arbitrator put them back to work. How could this miscarriage of justice occur?

View the full post at: http://u.addresstwo.com/2012/12/public-opinion-and-hr-do-not-mix.html

November 2012 Twitter Highlights from David Schein

Author: Rachel | Published: November 30, 2012
  • 11/16/2012: Union kills Hostess. While not a consumer of their unhealthy products, it is fascinating to see that one union killed off the money source.
  • 11/15/2012: A radio great died in Richmond, VA, this week. Phil Goldman grew up in the radio business and was a force for many years. He will be missed.

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Alcohol at Holiday Parties

Author: Rachel | Published: November 18, 2012

The Holiday season brings up the issue of alcohol at company-sponsored parties.   This is a difficult issue and there is not, strictly speaking, a right answer.  Ideally, no alcohol would be served, and the issue would be avoided.  However, most managers and employees regard alcohol at holiday parties as an essential part of the festivities.

View the full post at: http://u.addresstwo.com/2012/11/alcohol-at-holiday-parties.html

Avoiding the Light Duty Trap

Author: Rachel | Published: November 5, 2012

Small businesses, especially those with at least 15 employees, must be careful of the “light duty” trap. Business with at least 15 employees are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, (“ADA”) http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/fs-ada.html. Some states may have laws that make this applicable to even smaller businesses.

View the full post at: http://u.addresstwo.com/2012/11/avoiding-light-duty-trap.html

October 2012 Twitter Highlights from David Schein

Author: Rachel | Published: October 31, 2012
  • 10/22/2012: The spa shooting in WI over the weekend again underscores the crossover between workplace violence and domestic abuse. Exploring options.
  • 10/12/2012: No matter who your winner was in the VP debate last night, the clear loser was ABC. The so-called moderator did a pathetic job. Fire her!

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Introducing the CMG youtube channel

Author: Rachel | Published: October 4, 2012

We’re excited to announce that CMG now has its own youtube channel. We will use this channel in the future to post clips from our mini-seminars, and other relevant materials. Visit us on youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/ClaremontManagement

September 2012 Twitter Highlights from David Schein

Author: Rachel | Published: September 30, 2012
  • 09/28/2012: The killing of 4 employees in a workplace in MN yesterday underscores this growing danger. Employers need to focus on this threat.
  • 09/27/2012: Would it have made more sense to stop public sector unions from striking or paying through the nose for mediocre teachers in Chicago?
  • 09/27/2012: Settlement of the NFL Refs strike means they will make $175K in 2013 and as much as $205K by 2019. When do we consider the cost of tiks?
  • 09/17/2012: Chicago Mayor’s move for an injunction against Teachers’ Union underscores my argument against allowing public sector unions to strike.
  • 09/10/2012: US workforce participation at the lowest level in decades. The official unemployment rate increasingly less relevant to the labor market.
  • 09/10/2012: Exhibit A: Why public sector unions should not be allowed to strike is the Chicago teachers. Direct anger at the politicians who enabled it.

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Employees and Computer Hacking

Author: Rachel | Published: September 21, 2012

Computer hardware and software are the lifeblood of many businesses today. Losing some or all of the confidential date on a business’ computers would be a major loss. Much time and money is devoted to virus detection software, firewalls and other methods to protect computer assets. Most of this protection is designed to prevent external attacks on the computer systems. What happens when the threat is from the inside?

View the full post at: http://u.addresstwo.com/2012/09/employees-and-computer-hacking.html

August 2012 Twitter Highlights from David Schein

Author: Rachel | Published: August 31, 2012
  • 08/28/2012: Note the tragedy at Empire State Bldg last week was an employment-related crime. Violence in the workplace is a major and growing concern.
  • 08/21/2012: I find it fascinating that there has been so little publicity about claims of sexual harassment filed by male members of Napolitano’s DHS.
  • 08/16/2012: Dodd-Frank Rules are pretty lame, but at least Citigroup & Chiquita shareholders voted down big CEO packages. Maybe this will catch on?
  • 08/16/2011: As pro-business as I am, I am disturbed at the often excessive pay, perks and severance packages for executives at large, public companies.
  • 08/07/2011: Look for employees to pay more in both premium share and co-pays, although Obamacare has limits on “affordable” care costs for insurance.
  • 08/07/2011: National Business Group on Health reported that large employers expect a 7% increase in health ins costs for 2013. Small bus. gen pay more.

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