MICHAEL D. HABERMAN
Michael D. Haberman is a consultant, speaker, writer, and teacher. He is co-founder of Omega HR Solutions, Inc. a consulting and services company offering complete human resources solutions. Mike brings 35+ years of experience in dealing with the challenges of Human Resources in the 21st century. He has a Master's in HR and is certified as a Senior HR professional. He has over 18 years’ experience in the classroom teaching human resources fundamentals and certification preparation. Mike is the author of the Human Resources blog found at OmegaHRsolutions.com , which has been recognized as a top human resource related blogs. He has also been named a top Digital Influencer in Human Resources. Mike has gained a reputation as a compliance expert and is earning a reputation as an HR futurist. He speaks on a variety of subjects to business associations, human resource associations, and business based civic clubs. He has presented numerous webinars on various HR related issues.
When the calendar turned to January 1, 2011, the first wave of “baby boomers” turned 65 years old. This is a normal retirement age. Today due to the nature of the economy they are not retiring. More and more want or need to stay in the workforce. Ten thousand baby boomers will turn age 65 every day for the next 17 years. Even with the desire to stay at work so strong, baby boomers are exiting the workforce ..
The U.S. Department of Labor is actively clamping down on the improper use of exemptions that allow employers to avoid paying overtime to employees. They are scrutinizing employers’ use of the managerial, administrative, professional, sales, and computer professional exemptions. Mistakes in this area can cost employers thousands of dollars in back pay and fines and a permanent readjustment of how employees ..
The US Department of Labor has changed the salary level that an employee must earn in order to be considered exempt from being paid overtime. Although this was effective on January 1, 2020, if companies have not made this change they are accruing potential penalties until such time as the change is made and employees are correctly classified. If an employee is not eligible to be considered exempt then every..
This webinar covers five reasons hiring practices may be ineffective or illegal or both. We will talk about “warm body” hiring and how to avoid it. We will discuss the importance of understanding the job and how well the candidate matches the requirements. We will discuss how to interview better and how to assess the candidate. The importance of background checks and their proper use will be discussed to av..
This session will help you understand areas such as when employees have to be paid to get dressed and undressed; when you have to pay them to be on an airplane and when you don’t; what breaks need to be paid and what breaks don’t need to be paid; why you have to pay for breastfeeding; and other areas of supplemental pay. Reduce your chances of being investigated by making sure your pay practices are in comp..
In today’s workplace, there are numerous situations that can cause problems for employers that need to be followed up on and investigated by HR. These include claims of harassment, claims of discrimination, claims of a hostile environment, claims of retaliation, claims of improper pay practices, and many more claims of improper management practices. HR usually ends up with the responsibility for conducting ..
This session, which will provide participants the information needed to be better able to document employee discussions and defend the organization from losses incurred due to poor documentation practices. Learning ObjectivesHow and why documentation is goodo Meets the legal requirements of Federal statuteso Provides a record of interactions with employees in order t..
This webinar provides an overview of the use of background checks during the hiring process – what are they typically and why are they used by employers. The Presentation will also discuss the potential discriminatory disparate impact the use of criminal background checks may have on applicant pools. New trends in the enforcement of anti-discrimination laws, particularly by the Equal Employment Opportunity ..
The Webinar will discuss methods to ensure that workers classified as independent contractors are independent. With the push by the US Department of Labor to clamp down on misclassification of employees as independent contractors it is important for companies to make sure they have everyone classified correctly. Under the Affordable Care Act, many employers have thought about using independent contractors m..
When the calendar turned to January 1, 2011, the first wave of “baby boomers” turned 65 years old. This is the normal retirement age. Today due to the nature of the economy they are not retiring. More and more want or need to stay in the workforce. Ten thousand baby boomers will turn age 65 every day for the next 17 years. Even with the desire to stay at work so strong, baby boomers are exiting the workforc..
This webinar will cover confidentiality and the role Human Resources plays in helping the company maintain necessary confidentiality. Confidentiality is not just a matter of “keeping secrets.” The Human Resources department plays a pivotal role in helping maintain confidential information for the company. As a result, the HR person must be aware of the requirements of federal and state laws and practices of..