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Chicago School Strike Lifts One Local Firm

September 11, 2012
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In the wake of the Chicago Teachers Union strike, Sittercity, a website that helps parents find babysitters and nannies, has seen membership jump 35 percent in the past 24 hours in the Chicago market.
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Do You Know What to Do When Violence Invades Your Workplace?

August 27, 2012
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While there exists no foolproof way to protect your workplace against the kinds of tragedies that we've seen lately, these few steps can go a long way to putting you in the best place to deter and respond.
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Most Employees Say Benefits Enrollment Information Lacking: Survey

August 24, 2012
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Fifty-two percent of workers indicated their employers have not distributed any communication regarding upcoming open enrollment periods. Thirty-nine percent said they were only somewhat prepared for open enrollments, while 26 percent said they were unprepared or very unprepared.
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Counseling as an ADA-Protected Medical Examination

August 23, 2012
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If counseling qualifies as a covered medical exam, then employers, like WLAA, will have to rely on the statute's defense of job-relatedness and business necessity if an employee needs counseling.
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Talking Power, Safety and Bullying

August 22, 2012
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Here's a quick recommendation. Virtually every organization includes “respect,” stated one way or the other, as a core value.
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Personnel Journal 1975

August 15, 2012
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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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HR Not Whining About Winemaker's Sustainability Rating

July 16, 2012
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Companies nationwide are learning that sustainability has taken on a new holistic view of how the company treats the Earth and its inhabitants—particularly employees, stakeholders and customers.
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Alliant Wins Battle With Aon Over Poaching Charges

June 15, 2012
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In a lawsuit filed last year, London-based Aon has alleged that several of its former executives conspired with Newport Beach, California-based Alliant to solicit at least 40 other employees of Aon's construction services group to quit Aon and join Alliant.
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Can a Poor Performance Review Count as an 'Adverse Action?'

May 21, 2012
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Traditionally, a negative performance review does not constitute an adverse employment action, unless 'the evaluation has an adverse impact on an employee's wages or salary.' Or does it?
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