Expert HR consulting in Minneapolis & St. Paul
Over the years, I've seen too many companies that ignore ongoing HR issues or settle for temporary fixes. In worst case scenarios, these companies can make the wrong personnel decision entirely. Effective HR decisions are never made by taking a stab in the dark.
I work hard to take the guesswork out of your HR decisions. Bourgon HR Solutions provides affordable yet efficient HR consulting experience and insight on topics such as dealing with difficult employees to creating up-to-date and legally compliant employee handbooks.
As former Fortune 500 senior executive in the human resources field, it's my mission to assist small and medium sized businesses in efficiently working through their HR and staffing issues.
Mike Bourgon's Latest HR Blog Posts:
Many people associate Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with our returning veterans. Over the past few years, many corporate leaders have placed high importance on hiring veterans at their firms. I have heard grumbles from some hiring managers that their new hires may be diagnosed with PTSD and could...Read more
Businesses should carefully assess any independent contractor arrangements in light of an “Administrator’s Interpretation” issued on July 15, 2015 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (DOL). While the DOL’s Interpretation is not binding legal precedent, its Wage and Hour Division pursues enforcement...Read more
In late spring 2015 the Federal Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit issued an opinion in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Ford Motor Company. The EEOC sued Ford under the ADA alleging that it had failed to reasonably accommodate an employee who had a disability when it denied her request to work from home up to...Read more
On May 29, 2014, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law legislation making Minnesota the 23rd jurisdiction to adopt a law authorizing the use of medical marijuana. The new Minnesota medical marijuana law (MML) promises to cloud and add complexity to administration of Minnesota employers' drug-free workplace programs...Read more
The U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed regulations dramatically reducing the number of employees who qualify for the white-collar overtime exemptions to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act are expected to be announced publicly in June. So far, no specifics have been provided by USDOL as to what the proposed regulations...Read more