Discrimination

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Dan Abrams: Two-Sidedness Overrated

By Allen Smith  3/25/2015

Whether it’s the opinion page or his own reporting, Dan Abrams, a legal analyst for ABC News and founder/publisher of news site Mediaite.com, is a man drawn toward opinions.

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March 26, 2015

 

 

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Minimize Potential Liability with Social Media

By Allen Smith  3/23/2015

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March 24, 2015
 

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14 States, D.C. Seek to Stay Injunction of Obama’s Immigration Action

By Allen Smith  3/17/2015

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March 18, 2015

 

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Health Groups Offer Guidance on E-Cigarettes in the Workplace

Recommendations for wellness programs and tobacco-cessation policies

By Stephen Miller, CEBS  3/16/2015

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March 16, 2015

 

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Justices Try to Define Religious Accommodation Standard

By Joanne Deschenaux  2/26/2015

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February 27, 2015

 

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Prepare for Imminent FLSA White-Collar Regulations

By Allen Smith  2/20/2015

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February 24, 2015

 

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February 20, 2015

 

 

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Drug Test Your Workforce Lawfully, Effectively

By Roy Maurer  2/3/2015 

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February 4, 2015

 

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Flexwork Policies on the Rise, Participation Lagging

By Roy Maurer  1/30/2015

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January 30, 2015

 

School board’s decision to take the ‘religious’ out of all holidays raises questions for the workplace
 

It’s beginning to look a lot like … a nondenominational holiday.

This time of year, employers struggle with what to call holidays and how to celebrate them without offending workers or running afoul of the law.

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December 15, 2014

 

Atheists, Muslims and other employees who don’t celebrate Christmas often feel left out amid the workplace holiday parties and department-decorating contests. How can employers create a spirit of celebration while remaining sensitive to the needs of all workers?

 “It’s fine to have a holiday party,” said employment attorney Doug Kauffman, a partner with Balch and Bingham LLP in Birmingham, Ala. “You have to be careful not to water down the season just to be politically correct or sensitive to those who don’t celebrate.”

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December 11, 2014

 

EEOC and courts have protected transgender employees against discrimination 

Cases involving the firing, suspension or harassing of transgender teachers have made national news in recent years, raising the issue of how to handle a teacher’s contract if parents create an uproar over an instructor’s transgender status.

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December 5, 2014

 

Pregnancy discrimination is focus for new EEOC chairwoman

After a high-level executive with a 2-year-old son told her manager she was trying to get pregnant, the manager said a pregnancy could interfere with her job responsibilities, and two weeks later demoted her to a position that paid less and had no supervisory duties.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) went after the employer, concluding that the demotion’s timing and the manager's actions amounted to unlawful discrimination.

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November 13, 2014

I am pleased to include a link to an article I wrote last month for Entrepreneur on subtle bias:  How Entrepreneurs Can Spot Subtle Bias 

The focus is on what I collectively call “micro-indignities”: micro-inequities and micro-aggressions.

There are often are complex definitions for these terms. But the definitions can be simplified.

October 16, 2014

 

Back in March, we chatted with employment attorney Christine Walters about Marijuana in the Workplace. This week we’ll be chatting about smoke of a different kind.

September 16, 2014

For the uninitiated, yesterday was Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you), so I, like so many other Star Wars fans, spent part of my day watching Star Wars, specifically Episode IV: "A New Hope."  I even managed to convert my 2 year-old daughter into a brand-new Star Wars fan.  

May 8, 2014

 

The news just broke that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver hit Donald Sterling, owner of the LA Clippers, with a lifetime ban from the sport and a $2.5 million fine due to racist remarks attributed to Sterling.  The investigation was prompt, the action swift and the message being sent is powerful.  One of the big issues that remains is that Sterling has been known in the past for making racists comments – yet the NBA did nothing.  Time will tell what the fallout will be for the NBA.

April 30, 2014

The U.S. workforce – like that of many countries around the world – is aging.  HR professionals and other business leaders are understandably growing increasingly concerned with how they will replace these exiting workers, especially those with high in-demand skills and education.

March 31, 2014
 
This is the third in a series of four blogs on leadership. 
 
Randy is an executive.  Randy notices that Kim, a manager who is also a direct report, is struggling in terms of collaborating with members of the team.  Randy asks Kim to have dinner to get to know her better with the goal being to mentor her more effectively.
 
March 5, 2014