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Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover

August 10, 2012
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This awful catastrophe reminds us that we should view people as people, and not as colors, religions, or stereotypes.
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My German Shepherd, Memphis, and Sustaining What We Learn

July 31, 2012
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Teaching humans isn't usually as straightforward as teaching dogs. But the goals are the same.
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Former United Flight Attendant Files Whistle-Blower Lawsuit

July 2, 2012
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Malcolm Hamilton alleged he was fired after reporting to the Federal Aviation Administration that United had an “unofficial, unspoken policy” requiring flight attendants to file false reports.
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25 Million Reasons to Tell a Good Story

June 14, 2012
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It strikes me that likening KKK graffiti and a toy monkey with a noose around its neck as common 'trash talking' is a recipe for a disaster.
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State Court Upholds Gay Employee's Hostile Work Environment Claim

May 7, 2012
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Said one attorney, 'This is the first appellate-level case in the country that extends hostile work environment (claims) to the area of sexual orientation.'
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How Do We Approach an Employee Who Has Concealed Something?

May 1, 2012
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We have an employee who inadvertently broke some inexpensive equipment while on the job, but did not tell management about it. How should we handle this? The item can be replaced for less than $100, so cost isn't the issue. The employee's behavior is. —Hates Secrecy, manager of manufacturing, Rochester, Minnesota
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Should You Have An Attention Management Strategy?

April 25, 2012
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Disturbing Study About (Mis)Use of Employers' Confidential Information

April 9, 2012
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Welcome to our new Workforce blog, the Practical Employer. And meet our new blogger, employment law expert Jon Hyman. His debut post addresses the touchy topic of where Internet Protocol awareness starts. It should begin, he says, with a clear set of policies and agreements that prioritize the confidentiality of your information and data.
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More and More ‘Mad as Hell' Moments

April 3, 2012
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Recent public resignations are a sign that employees have the means and the moxie to take their grievances to the masses.
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