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Can (or Should) OSHA Regulate the NFL?

Sports blog Deadspin asks: What If The NFL Were Regulated By OSHA? Well, Deadspin, I’m glad you asked. I answered this very question over three years ago. Here’s what I said (rhetorically asking if concussion are the NFL’s black lung): The NFL…

Ruminating on Diversity of Thought

I’ve recently been assigned a couple articles about diversity initiatives in the workplace. One of these is about diversity of thought/opinion, and what companies can do if two types of diversity clash. I’ve found this to be an incredibly interesting…

Blockchain: The Future of HR?

Blockchain is best known as the infrastructure behind bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that makes financial transactions safe without a bank or other middleman. But the technology could soon change the way human resources leaders handle all sensitive data. That has…

Harassment Prevention Must Start at the Top

If you did not watch the May 20 edition of 60 Minutes, you should.  The last segment detailed pervasive and rampant sexual harassment by famed chef and TV personality Mario Batali. And it laid much of the blame at the feet of…

7 Things Employers Must Know About the I-9 Form

Earlier this week, the Trump administration announced that it has doubled the number of worksite investigations and audits conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Its express goal is to make sure businesses are not employing people who are in the U.S. illegally. What…

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