Monthly Archives: September 2010
Horse farm employers sometimes tell me that they are looking for workers with a good “work ethic.” To most people, an employee with a good work ethic means someone who is dedicated, focused, capable, self-motivated, and reliable. An employee with a good work ethic enjoys being productive and [...]
Video footage from the world’s largest commercial airlifty as over 450 horses are transported from Europe to the WEG in Kentucky.
In this day and age, it is surprising how many horse industry employers advertise that they want to hire just a man or just a woman. With only a few exceptions (most of them unrelated to work in the horse industry), this kind of discrimination by gender is illegal. Many [...]
In short, there is no such animal. The term “Contract Employee” is an oxymoron. In equine employment, under the law, there are two ways to “employ” people, as “employees” or as “independent contractors.” The distinction is a matter of law, NOT a matter of choice.
If you are expected to [...]
Do you have an opinion about how gender effects equine careers? Here’s your chance to state your opinion and see what everyone else thinks. Do men have an advantage over women, or do women have an advantage over men when it comes to things like respect, accomplishment, pay, and other variables? Take [...]
One of our clients raised this important question:
It is always very suspect when people apply and don’t list their last employer as a reference. Of course, that is the one person I will want to speak with. How do you handle it when the applicant gives you one reason they left their last job, and [...]
As an employee, getting to and from home and your job is your responsibility. You should not expect your employer to reimburse you for the expenses of getting to work, and such expenses are not generally deductible when figuring your income taxes. Travel expenses while on the job are [...]
Source: Slam Sports
The Ontario harness racing world was turned upside down on Friday when it was announced that three of the country’s top drivers were fined and suspended for reportedly conspiring to fix races.
Drivers Brad Forward, Gene Piroski and Kevin Wallis are accused of affecting the outcome of horse races at the Windsor Raceway.
Forward, who [...]
People who have been successfully self employed have a lot to be proud of. Operating a successful horse related business is no small accomplishment. Sometimes successful business people decide that they want to change direction, close their business, and work for someone else. It is only natural that [...]