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When Men Take Paternity Leave, True Equality Begins

December 16, 2003
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Employers think of paternity leave as a cost, with no return on investment for the corporation. KPMG tried it and found quite the opposite. Guest columnist Julie Shields discusses why paternity leave should not be overlooked as a benefit for both employers and employees.
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The Car Wreck You Can Stop

November 26, 2003
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Regardless of the scenario, a frustrated employee can usually find solace in the open arms of a plaintiff's attorney.
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Clueless Inc. Invites Trouble

September 18, 2003
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If you recognize your company here, you may want to review your policies.
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Task Force Report Reveals Coke's Progress on Diversity

September 18, 2003
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As part of the settlement agreement, the company pledged to conduct a top-to-bottom review of its human resources systems in an effort to promote a diverse environment and ensure fairness and equal opportunity.
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The Reverse-Discrimination Trap

May 29, 2003
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These claims are often the result of an employer trying to do the right thing: hire more women or people of color. But that's often when white males think they're getting a raw deal.
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A Kinder, Gentler EEOC

May 2, 2003
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If you get a phone call from Cari M. Dominguez, chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, do not hide under your desk. Dominguez, the first EEOC chief with workforce-management background, is reaching out to business with a new message: The agency is your "workplace partner," and not your enemy. Really.
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Corporate America's Scariest Opponent

April 2, 2003
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Plaintiffs' attorney Cyrus Mehri has wrested megabuck settlements from companies including Texaco and Coca-Cola, and put a shiver in the spine of the NFL. Here's his advice on how to keep him out of your office.
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Diversity's Business Case Doesn't Add Up

April 2, 2003
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Employers spend billions on diversity programs, but there's little evidence of improved business performance, financial results, or accountability. Meanwhile, discrimination cases are on the rise.
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Same Race, Same Sex, Same Harassment

April 1, 2003
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Many companies aren't aware that there is such a thing as same gender or same race harassment. But there is, and the liability issues are the same.
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High Court to test FMLA

November 28, 2002
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The Supreme Court will consider important workplace issues including the FMLA, and the definition of "damages."
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