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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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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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The Case Regarding Unpaid Intern Sexual Harassment

October 15, 2013
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Critics of this decision argue that it leaves interns unprotected from harassment. Yet, there are three reasons why this decision doesn’t have nearly as big an impact as some would like you to believe.
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It’s Time to End Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

October 9, 2013
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The time has come for Congress to step up to the plate and enact legislation including sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes, and bring to and end the shameful protection of discrimination against this marginalized class of individuals.


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Alternate Complaint Avenues and Harassment Prevention

September 26, 2013
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A effective anti-harassment policy provides multiple avenues for an employee to complain. Otherwise, an employee will feel powerless if the person to whom a policy directs her to complain also happens to be the alleged harasser.
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Can an Employee Assume the Risk of Harassment?

September 23, 2013
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No employee should have to deal with a sexually harassing workplace. But maybe those who choose to work for rappers Insane Clown Posse should forfeit the right to complain of sexually offensive content.
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What Do You Do When an Employee Refuses to Complain?

June 12, 2013
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Harassment is harassment, regardless of whether the victim complains or management learns of the harassment allegations another way. A company's obligations to investigate, and, if necessary, take corrective action does not change merely because the victim won't cooperate.
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