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Holiday Parties Say a lot About Your Workplace Culture … for Good and for Bad

December 13, 2012
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This case, however, holds a deeper lesson about corporate culture and your workplace. If your company has a culture of condoning sexual harassment, no policy, and no amount of training, will render your holiday parties (or any workday, for that matter) safe.
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Holiday Parties Turn Into Sandy Relief Efforts

December 7, 2012
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Companies across the city ask their employees to raise money and bring canned goods and clothing. Those affected by the storm, including teachers and firefighters, get invitations.
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Drama Discussions a Drag for Workers and a Bother for Bosses

December 4, 2012
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Of the nearly 300 corporate executives, managers and employees who took a recent survey, nearly 40 percent said sex and relationships were the most taboo workplace topic.
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Wal-Mart Expands FCPA Probe to Brazil, China, India

November 27, 2012
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The FCPA, a federal law with criminal and civil penalties jointly enforced by the U.S. Department of Justice and the SEC, punishes foreign bribery, inaccurate financial records and inadequate controls.
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An Open Letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Regarding Joint Chiefs of Staff Ethics Training

November 20, 2012
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I'm willing to bet that the content of the courses is not the problem. The challenge is to determine what more the military can do through the programs' design and subsequent reinforcement to make sure that key lessons are absorbed, retained, applied and sustained by senior and flag officers.
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It Just Doesn't Matter (Who the President of the United States Is)

November 7, 2012
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If you manage your employees reasonably, pragmatically, and with decency, it just doesn't matter, from a day-to-day perspective, who the president is.
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Please Don’t Tell Your Employees for Whom to Vote

October 24, 2012
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Voting is an intensely personal choice. I don’t think it’s my business how my family members cast their votes. I certainly don’t think it’s an employer’s business how its employees cast their votes. Voting booths have privacy curtains for a reason. Exercise some discretion by not invading that privacy of your workers.
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Turkey Processing Company Must Pay $1.3 Million to Disabled Workers for 'Severely Substandard' Wages

September 20, 2012
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On Sept. 18, Judge Charles R. Wolfe of federal district court for the southern district of Iowa in Davenport ordered Hill Country to pay $1.3 million to workers for jobs they performed under contract at a turkey processing plant in West Liberty, Iowa, between 2007 and 2009, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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California Hospital to Pay $975,000 to Settle Racial Harassment, Discrimination Case

September 17, 2012
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The EEOC said the hospital's English-only language policy was used to harass and discriminate against Filipino employees in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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