Articles by Charles P. Leo, PhD

Charles P. Leo, PhD, earned his BS in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and earned his MBA in labor economics at UCLA. He also earned his PhD degree in organizational psychology from UCLA. He has more than 30 years of executive-level business experience in the areas of human resource management, employment law, strategic planning, and organizational development. Leo has held significant consulting assignments with more than 250 organizations throughout the country in both the private and public sector. The majority of those assignments were multi-year engagements. He has simultaneously served as an adjunct professor of management at Pepperdine University for more than 25 years, and is currently a full-time practitioner faculty member in the Applied Behavioral Science department at the Graziadio School of Business and Management. Leo has published numerous articles in both academic and professional journals. He is a member of PIHRA (Professionals in Human Resources Association) and the APA (American Psychological Association) and has provided consulting advice to companies including TRW, Bank of America, the California Department of Transportation, Zenith Insurance Company, Warner Bros. Studios, Toyota Motor Company, and the U.S. Social Security Administration. For further information go to - His consulting practice provides his expertise to clients relative to a variety of issues.

UPDATE: The Employers’ Legal Obligations to Employees in the Military

2012 Employer tax credits available to employers who hire returning war veterans have been extended and enhanced.

2012 Volume 15 Issue 1 - By

Economic Recovery Gaining Traction

Human resource strategies for a recovering economy, based on the assumption of many economists that 2010 will be a “rebound year.”

2010 Volume 13 Issue 3 - By and

Foundations of Human Resource Development by Richard A. Swanson and Elwood F. Holton

Foundations of Human Resource Development (HRD) helps readers better understand the history and fundamental philosophies of HRD, which is not often addressed and therefore not understood by many HRD practitioners.

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Harassment Prevention Training 2008

By adopting a clear anti-harassment policy and process for handling complaints, an employer may be able to fend off or reduce a costly judgment.

2008 Volume 11 Issue 1 - By and

The Employers’ Legal Obligations to Employees in the Military

An overview of employer legal obligations when an employee is called to active military duty or is a member of the United States National Guard or Reserves.

2007 Volume 10 Issue 3 - By and

A New Imperative for Management: Sexual Harassment Training

California’s 2006 legislation requiring “Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention” training has far-reaching implications for potential employer liability.

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