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Roadmap for Handling Harassment Complaints When Perpetrator is Unknown

When it comes to a textbook case of workplace harassment, an employer’s job is generally straightforward – record the victim’s complaint; interview the victim, the alleged harasser and any potential witnesses; gather evidence; and implement interim measures to separate the… continue
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HR Intel – HR is the First Line of Defense in the War Against Workplace Violence and More…

A round up of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve Last week’s mass murder at a Southern California office holiday party represents one of the worst workplace violence incidents in US history. Only… continue
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HR’s Five Biggest Year-End Employee Termination Mistakes

Bah humbug. It takes a special kind of Scrooge to terminate employees during the holiday season, but alas, the end of the Gregorian calendar often coincides with budget reevaluation and/or employee performance appraisals, making the holiday season a potential minefield… continue
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Keeping secrets secret in a mobile workplace

Businesses are always seeking an edge in their particular industries, whether targeting a local US market or seeking additional global market share. Part of getting an edge may include offering applicants or employees a menu of workplace flexibility options to… continue
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Rutgers Scandal Shows Employers Must Not Drop the Ball

The recent firing of Rutgers University basketball coach Mike Rice, but only after a video surfaced of him physically hitting players and hurling repeated homophobic epithets at them, is a virtual primer of what NOT to do from an employment… continue
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Seizing the Salt, Sparing the Shaker: A User’s Guide to Data Protection

    Are you wondering if you should do more to protect your trade secrets and confidential information? Even if you don’t think the answer is ‘yes’ for your organization, it probably should be. According to a recent survey conducted… continue
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Presidential Performance Appraisals (5): Josiah Bartlet

In honor of President’s Day, I thought it’d be fun to take the Performance Appraisal process to the West Wing.   Each day this week, I will be discussing the art of communicating performance reviews while applying the theme of… continue
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Newtown Tragedy Reminds HR of Duty to Keep Employees Safe from Harm

More than a month has passed since the horrific massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. Ordinary teachers and precious young children who were going about their day like any other were gunned down in the worst elementary school shooting this country has… continue
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