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Christian Schappel

Christian’s work has been featured prominently in several Philadelphia-area newspapers, business publications and websites. His career started at Journal Register Company where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Tribune, a newspaper serving Southeastern Pennsylvania.
After joining Progressive Business Publications (the parent company of Catalyst Media and HR Morning), he moved into the niche information publishing market.
He has covered the HR and Benefits fields for the past five years, serving as Editor-in-Chief and then Managing Editor of What’s New in Benefits and Compensation, a print newsletter for Benefit pros. He’s now a proud part of the HR Morning editorial staff.
Christian has written several white papers for upper-level executives covering topics such as healthcare reform and wellness programs. He is also a frequent guest on the Las Vegas-based radio show Computer Outlook, where he discusses new technology and its impact on businesses.
He graduated from Millersville University of Pennsylvania where he majored in English and minored in Print Media.
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3 little words from CEO propel worker’s retaliation lawsuit

Here’s more proof that managers (and executives) need to keep their opinions to themselves and just stick to the facts when disciplining employees. Otherwise, they could create a path for employees to sue. 

Trump, again, acts on pledge to reduce business regulations

President Trump just got even more serious about reducing government regulations. 

10 warning signs a great employee’s about to quit

Think you know the signs when someone’s about to quit — having lots of doctor appointments, showing up in a suit, etc.? Well, according to new research, the cues that someone is about to jump ship are much subtler. 

Expert: The staggering new retirement savings number millennials have to hit

Want to jolt your younger workers into contributing more to your company-sponsored retirement plans? Just show them this figure. 

Does new IRS action spell doom for ACA employer mandate?

Employers who could be subject to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate penalties should be very interested in the latest move by the IRS. 

Another delay for the DOL’s new overtime rule

It appears the Trump administration is looking to get a Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary in place before deciding what to do with the DOL’s new overtime rule. 

9 FMLA record-keeping requirements employers need to know

When an employee goes on leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), it can pay to double-check that your FMLA record-keeping processes are up to snuff, in case your FMLA administration/processes are ever called into question. 

3 costly mistakes new managers can’t afford to make

When new managers hit the ground running, it makes HR’s life easier. Good managers keep your brightest stars engaged, which improves retention and keeps you from having to fill talent gaps. Poor managers — or at least those who start off poorly — have the opposite effect. 

FLSA ruling: When you don’t have to pay workers for training time

A U.S. District Court just gave employers a helpful example of when it’s okay to NOT pay workers for the time they spend in training. 

Looking to hire in 2017? Prepare for a fight

Get ready: It looks like the competition for talent in 2017 will be pretty fierce.