Welcome to a special Washington, DC edition of Fridays with Frank! As a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (“SHRM”) and a volunteer leader of its Advocacy Team, I joined more than 400 of my HR peers on Capitol Hill this week to meet with members of the Senate and House of Representatives. As always, it was an exciting opportunity to be part of our democracy in action! Although legislative advocacy isn’t for everyone—my wife imagines it as slightly less enjoyable than enduring several consecutive root canal surgeries—I’m always energized by my discussions of the issues! Continue reading
Typing super fast…on a leftover Halloween candy-induced sugar high! Here’s some interesting stuff I read this week…enjoy!
Minnie Mouse is not happy The company behind the self-described “happiest place on earth,” The Walt Disney Company, is accused of refusing to pay its women employees equal to men doing the same work.” According to a class-action suit recently filed against Disney, “in many instances, Disney is paying women workers tens of thousands of dollars less than their male counterparts.” With an increasing number of women joining the action, Disney is fighting the suit’s class-action status, effectively saying, you can sue us, but like a trip to the deli, you’ll need to take a number and get in line. I doubt Minnie is happy with her employer right now. Continue reading
How can Halloween be next week? So much happens at this time of year, but one of my favorite things is seeing dozens of children in costume running up our driveway. The excitement in their voices as they yell “trick or treat!” is the best! Whatever your plans, I hope you have a safe and enjoyable experience. Continue reading
Ever had one of those weeks where there are more demands on your time than time to give? We all have. But, somehow, we get it all done! If your week has been like mine, it’s time to celebrate our successes! So, grab your favorite drink, find a comfortable spot to relax, and enjoy this week’s edition of Fridays with Frank…because you’ve earned it! Continue reading
It’s been a busy week for everyone. In fact, for many of the attorneys and HR professionals I’ve spoken to, the last several weeks have been a blur. We’ve all been conducting countless Sexual Harassment Prevention Training sessions as employers scrambled to meet the Wednesday, October 9 deadline set by NY State. (If you didn’t make it, give me a call to discuss your options.) With that done, for the time being, I don’t know what I’ll do with all the extra time! Continue reading
You’ve heard it (and maybe said it yourself) countless times this week: I Can’t believe it’s October already! Or, as my father, Sam Cania, would say, “before you know it, Christmas will be here and gone!” I didn’t understand the meaning of that statement back then, but it’s all too clear now that our children are grown and we have a grandson!
Speaking of our toddler grandson, Connor, he’s waiting patiently for me to play with his trucks. So, as much as I enjoy spending time with you, I have a play date! Continue reading
September has been a whirlwind! First, with the October 9th deadline quickly approaching, I’ve conducted countless Sexual Harassment Prevention presentations (NY employers, remember the October 9th deadline!). Then, in addition to I-9 Palooza!, I spent three days at the NY State SHRM Annual Conference in Albany, where I had the pleasure to present on both the US Supreme Court and legislative advocacy for HR professionals.
But, the world doesn’t slow down because I’m busy. So let’s catch up together with another exciting edition of Fridays with Frank! Continue reading