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Hiring Nerds? Then Prep the Managers

November 11, 2013
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The incumbents in the Miami Dolphins locker collectively said ‘no nerds,’ which, the last time I looked, isn’t a protected class.
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OSHA Releases Most-Cited Workplace Safety Violations

November 11, 2013
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For a second straight year, fall protection was the most-cited violation.
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Employee Crisis Communications 101

November 10, 2013
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Here are five suggestions for smart employee communication during difficult times from Alison Davis.
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Under Pressure

November 10, 2013
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Bad things happen, so companies need to have a plan in place to deal with a crisis.
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The Risk Companies Run When Bullying Goes Incognito

November 8, 2013
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Unless a bully is harassing someone because of a protected class (race, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin) bullying is probably legal.
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NLRB Upholds Workplace Ban on Recording Devices

November 7, 2013
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This case offers hope to employers that there exists a more reasonable analysis of the application of Section 7 rights to workplace policies other than suggested by the Board’s recent actions.


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Is the Denial of Paid Paternity Leave Discriminatory?

November 6, 2013
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There is one key difference between women and men when they welcome a new-born child. Women give birth; men don’t.


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How to Manage the Dreaded Flu Season

November 1, 2013
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Offer vaccinations free of charge to your employees right in your workplace. The cost to administer them will pay for itself.
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How to Avoid Turning Your Costume Party Into an HR Nightmare

October 31, 2013
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Here are my top 5 tips to avoid turning your innocent costume party into an HR horror show.
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Do You Employ Minors? Then Read This Sexual Harassment Case.

October 30, 2013
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Even though the court concluded that the alleged harassment constituted one single incident, it was sufficiently severe such that a jury could conclude that it constituted a hostile work environment.


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