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General Motors: Too Late for a Culture Shift?

April 7, 2014
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GM President Mary Barra expressed regret over the Cobalt’s safety issues; she stated that GM is now moving from a culture of cost containment to a culture of safety. 


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If You Don't Want Anti-Bullying Legislation, Give Me a 'Hell Yeah!'

April 3, 2014
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The quickest way to ensure that generalized workplace bullying becomes illegal is for employers to continue to ignore it.


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'Motorboating' Equals a $567K Harassment Verdict

March 26, 2014
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Harassment is harassment, whether its a male-on-female, or female-on-male. As long as the harassment is 'because of sex,' it’s illegal.
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Mind Your Internal Emails to Avoid Discrimination Issues

February 25, 2014
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If you don’t want something to appear on the front page of the newspaper, or to be read in front of a judge or jury, don’t put it in writing. Don’t email it, don’t text it, don’t Facebook it, and don’t tweet it.
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Tackling Offensive Conduct — Inside and Out of the Locker Room

February 20, 2014
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What’s striking is that the behaviors identified in the Richie Incognito/Miami Dolphins report are comparable to what has occurred in law firms, accounting practices, health care institutions and academia.


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OSHA Protects Employees From Retaliation for Reporting Injuries?

February 20, 2014
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The Labor Department is watching this issue. These types of claims are increasing, and you take a risk of a retaliation claim if you terminate an employee who reported a workplace injury.
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Rough Sailing for Workers With Maritime Complaints

December 9, 2013
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Commercial shipping vessels are governed by a code of law that has been evolving for centuries.
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Office Party Planning: Celebrate Good Times With Round of Good Party Parameters

December 3, 2013
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One of the most important things to consider when planning the holiday party is how to limit the consumption of alcohol by party-going employees.
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Respond Appropriately When the Boss Is Accused of Unlawful Acts #RobFord

November 18, 2013
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How you choose publicly to respond to allegations is open to cross-examination in later depositions and at trial.


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Jocks, Profs and Docs

November 12, 2013
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You might wonder what players in the NFL, surgeons masked in the operating room, professors in the halls of academia have in common. The answer is a lot.
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