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When Retaliation Stands the Test of Time

August 15, 2014
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An employer cannot hold a grudge against an employee who engaged in protected activity, with the hope that the passage of time will permit later retaliation.
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For Workers, There Are Lots of Distractions

August 11, 2014
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A new survey names personal technology as the No. 1 culprit behind work distraction.


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Why Culture Trumps Compliance

August 5, 2014
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To instill ethical behavior, organizations must provide incentives and encourage everyone to not only act properly but also to report violations.
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SHRM's Game of Chance

August 3, 2014
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The Society for Human Resource Management roared headlong into the certification competition late this spring, leaving the distinct impression that the organization intends to spin HRCI and its cadre of certification letters into irrelevance. 


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Executive Order Bans LGBT Discrimination by the Federal Contractors and Government

July 22, 2014
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It’s incomprehensible and unjustifiable for an employer to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
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The GM Nod and Salute: Legal Poisons at Work, Part 2

June 10, 2014
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My guess is that GM’s silent communication system started with senior leaders becoming so pervasive that people understood these gestures as clearly as if they had heard them out loud.


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What the F?! NLRB Allows Employee to Curse Out the Boss

June 5, 2014
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It's not that far from the NLRB letting the chickens run the workplace henhouse. How will employers be able to effectively manage then?
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Prejudice vs. Racism: Please Don't Confuse the Two

May 27, 2014
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Prejudice is human nature; it’s not bigotry or racism, both of which imply intentional hatred.
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This Week in Racism, Part 2: Macklemore

May 20, 2014
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When you are conducting investigations in your workplace, let common sense be your guide. If it looks like a bigoted stereotype, it is.


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This Week in Racism

May 19, 2014
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Employers must be vigilant in rooting out, and stopping, racist speech in the workplace, or face the consequences of potentially damaging, and expensive, discrimination lawsuits.
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