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Be thankful you’re not an employment law turkey

Posted in Discrimination, Harassment, Pregnancy, Retaliation, Social media, Work-Life Balance
Well, it’s that time of year again – what are you thankful for? Here are some Human Resources and employment law matters for which I am thankful. Please feel free to add your own in the comments. I’m thankful that I’m not Trey Gowdy. The Republican Congressman from South Carolina and chair of the House Benghazi Committee is not out, but he’s… Continue Reading

What do employees want? A warm and fuzzy post

Posted in Corporate Culture, Discrimination, Work-Life Balance
Do nice guys really finish first? Yesterday morning, I tweeted a thought-provoking article by Travis Bradberry in Forbes on “Why Your Boss Lacks Emotional Intelligence.” According to the article (and no big surprise), a study found that people in higher management and executive level positions have less emotional intelligence than lower-level managers because in those upper-level… Continue Reading

Teleworker, or teleslacker? Here’s how employers can tell the difference.

Posted in Telecommuting, Work-Life Balance
You all know that I love telecommuting, although it works better in some instances than in others. Before any employer starts a telecommuting program, it should ask itself three questions: 1) Does the job lend itself to a telecommuting arrangement? (You can’t very well assemble Cadillac Escalades from your home office, now can you?) 2)… Continue Reading