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The Practical Employer

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Helping employers navigate the complicated and ever-changing world of employment and labor laws, rules, and regulations, rationally and pragmatically.

There Is No Such Thing as a 'License to Harass'

April 18, 2013
Employees need to understand that some participation in sex-based workplace hijinks does not create a license to harass in perpetuity. No one can tell where someone draws his or her personal line of inappropriateness, and trying to make that decision for someone else can only result in trouble (i.e., a lawsuit) down the road.
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Do You Have a Workplace Emergency Action Plan?

April 16, 2013
Yesterday's tragedy in Boston has left me speechless. Boston seems to have been prepared, and at least by early accounts, the city's early responders helped save many from suffering a worse fate. Employers can learn an important lesson from these ashes and tears—the importance of being prepared.
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