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Employers Beware: Five Tips for Celebrating Halloween in the Workplace

With the leaves changing color and the days getting shorter, Halloween is fast approaching. Halloween can present a number of scary challenges for employers, ranging from time off requests to workplace safety to potential sexual harassment liability and more. Here… continue
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Disability Awareness Month: Make Sure You Are “A-OK” With the ADA

October marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month in the US. Here are four tips employers should keep in mind to comply with the ADA and manage individuals with disabilities: Disabilities are defined broadly The 2008 Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments… continue
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Back to School and Back to Helping Employees Balance Work and Family Responsibilities

While employers need to maintain a productive and efficient team of hardworking employees, it also is important for organizations to be sensitive to the needs of working parents. That can be especially true at this time of year, with the… continue
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Looming labor and employment lawsuits: How do they affect your business?

Employers are exposed to any number of work-related claims, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, negligent hiring, wage and hour disputes and wrongful discharge claims.  These claims can stem from laws on a federal, state or even local level.… continue
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Dos and don’ts of workplace relationships

  With Valentine’s Day upon us, employers should realize that whether they like it or not, romance can and does abound in the workplace. According to a recent survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 43% of US… continue
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Five ways US employers can avoid discrimination and harassment

Over the past year, all sorts of ugly workplace discrimination stories have reared their head. Whether it be the race discrimination case brought against celebrity chef Paula Deen, the $39-million sex discrimination settlement involving Merrill Lynch or the sexual orientation… continue
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Top 5 tips for employers when managing pregnant employees

Women now make up over 50 percent of the workforce. Many of these women are pregnant employees and new mothers. With a significant number of women working later into their pregnancies than ever before, employers face a number of issues… continue
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Sexual Orientation Discrimination: Five Key LGBT Developments Affecting the Workplace

Equal treatment for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community seemed like a pipe dream in 1996 when the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was passed defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. But things came… continue
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US government enforcement is on the rise with a high cost to employers

According to a new infographic, US government agencies over the last several years have significantly stepped up enforcement against employers from all angles and made clear the high cost of failing to comply with the law. It’s the perfect storm.… continue
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Easter, Passover, Hot Dogs & Veganism: Accommodating Religion in the Workplace

Are the hot dogs all beef? Does the rice and beans have ham in it? Is there pork in that egg roll? These are some questions I often find myself asking before taking a bite. My husband makes fun of… continue
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