Time to get started this week! Here’s what you need to know…
1. An unbelievable reach by the NLRB is dead for now – The National Labor Relations Board can’t require businesses to tell workers their union rights on a workplace poster while challenges to a judge’s ruling upholding the rule proceed, an appeals court said.
2. The Supreme Court recently considered whether representatives of pharmaceutical companies who visit doctors’ offices to promote their companies’ products are entitled to overtime. The answer turns on whether those visits are sales calls or something else. You better hope they say no, because the bottom is going to fall out if they say they’re entitled to OT.
3. Friend of FOT Jon Hyman is now the featured employment law voice over at Workforce.com. Check him out.
4. Social innovator Nick Denton (founder of Gawker) is working on a system that will turn commenters into journalists. Application to social efforts inside your company should be obvious.
Have a great week.
Kris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta. He’s also the founder Fistful of Talent (founded in 2008) and The HR Capitalist (2007) – and has written over 70 feature columns at Workforce Management magazine. Prior to his investment at Kinetix, Kris served in HR leadership roles at DAXKO, Charter and Cingular. In his spare time, KD hits the road as a speaker and gives the world what it needs – pop culture references linked to Human Capital street smarts.