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Medical Marijuana and the Americans With Disabilities Act

December 9, 2013
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The handling of employees taking legal prescription medications is highly fact sensitive and legally nuanced.
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Title VII Does Not Give Employees the Right to Proselytize

June 21, 2013
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If you permit one employee to share his or her religious views in the workplace, you will have a difficult time disciplining or terminating another for the same reason. Employers and their employees should keep religion where it belongs—in the home and in places of worship.
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How Do We Build Loyalty in New Employees?

May 1, 2013
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How do we launch a mentoring program that helps new employees build a strong connection to our company? —Help Me Make It Happen, HR Director, Portland, Oregon
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Working in Candy Land

February 14, 2013
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Bowls of sweets may be filled with the best of intentions, but it can take a vat full of self-restraint to keep from eating that second, third or even fourth peanut butter cup.
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Kiss and Tell

February 6, 2013
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Fall in love with your workforce this Valentine's Day—and declare your affection to the world.
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Michigan Bill Aims to Keep Businesses From Seeking Online Passwords

December 3, 2012
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The bill would outlaw the practice of employers requiring prospective hires to turn over their passwords to social networking sites as a condition of employment. It also pertains to educational institutions and prospective students.
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Political Chatter in the Workplace? It's Possible to Be Civil

September 27, 2012
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It's time to recognize that talking about politics can build workplace relationships, and mutual understanding.
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Transparency is Vital to Helping Employees Cope with Workplace Violence

September 17, 2012
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Midmarket executives and managers often delay or defer training employees to more readily identify and report the warning signs of violent behavior for fear of exacerbating trauma-related anxieties stemming from the original incident, workplace violence experts say.
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Behavior, Environment Can Be Signals of Potential Workplace Violence

September 17, 2012
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The challenge for employers and their workers, of course, is determining how best to weight identification of warning signs against the limitless variations of context and severity that are inherent to real-life applications.
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