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This Week in Racism

May 19, 2014
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Employers must be vigilant in rooting out, and stopping, racist speech in the workplace, or face the consequences of potentially damaging, and expensive, discrimination lawsuits.
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Don Kirkpatrick Dies: Training Pioneer Created Four Levels of Measurement

May 12, 2014
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Don Kirkpatrick is widely known for the training measurement model he developed in the 1950s as a professor at the University of Wisconsin.
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Potty-Mouthed Employees

May 6, 2014
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Most non-union employees are at-will, which means you can fire them for any reason, as long as some other law, such as discrimination laws, doesn’t trump. So, if an employee has a potty mouth, you can fire her, right?
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EEOC Issues New Guidance on Religious Dress and Grooming in the Workplace

March 11, 2014
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Employers should train managers and employees that the law may require making a religious exception to an employer’s otherwise uniformly applied, and facially neutral, dress or grooming rules, practices, or preferences.
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Has Social Media Created too Much Workplace Transparency?

February 27, 2014
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With transparency comes responsibility. How much you permit your employees to connect on social media sites will, in part, depend in how much of their personal lives you want leaking into your workplace.
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The Workplace Ethics of Class-Segregated Bathrooms: The Results

January 24, 2014
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By a margin of two to one, my readers expressed that it is not acceptable for a business to segregate its restrooms by class of workers.
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Stand by Your Employees: An Ode to Norah and the Troopers

January 21, 2014
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Stick with your employees, especially in times of difficulty and adversity. They might just surprise you, and may even do something amazing.
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Context Matters: Cursing as Religious Harassment

January 13, 2014
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A line exists between the use of general profanity in the workplace and the use of profanity directed at somebody because of their religion. Nevertheless, employers should take seriously all harassment complaints in the workplace.
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It’s Time to Update Your Severe-Weather Policy

January 6, 2014
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In light of these historically frigid temperatures, I’m writing about workplace severe-weather policies, including including how to handle issues such as attendance, wage and hour, and telecommuting.
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A New Year’s Resolution for Employers

January 2, 2014
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This year resolve to learn what makes each of your employees unique. Resolve not to treat your employees as fungible commodities, but as special assets, each with his of her own talents and concerns.
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