Posts Tagged Workplace



Blame the 'open plan' office design that pretty much takes away individual privacy or blame the workplace information overload that causes many office dweller types to feel like no matter how much they are working, they never seem to feel like they are getting much accomplished, modern work and workplaces can seem really, really frustrating.

November 16, 2018


Last night’s midterm elections resulted in a tilt of power for the 116th Congress with democrats clinching the majority in the House of Representative and republicans expanding their majority in the Senate.

November 7, 2018


Q:  Some of my employees have requested that we allow them to bring their dogs to work, citing Google and Ben & Jerry’s as examples of companies with a pet-friendly policy.  Although I’m a dog lover myself and I like the idea, I’ve resisted because I worry about the liability.  What else should I consider?

November 3, 2016

A week or so ago I saw a post on my Facebook feed from John Sumser about open work spaces. It was called Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace. It resonated with people who read it, both good and bad. The general consensus was that there are issues with both the space and the people using the space.

October 21, 2016



Applying simple wisdom to guide one’s personal and professional integrity


September 12, 2016


The 21st century has been marked by historic changes and breakthrough discoveries. Knowledge and society have progressed more in the past 100 years than they did in the previous 1,000. Today, we live and move at an accelerated pace. The same holds true in business. 

August 18, 2016

A round up of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve

If you’re in HR, March is probably one of your favorite times of year. There are no messy open enrollment or year-end issues to deal with, there’s a bit of an ebb in legislative volatility and winter is poised to end, meaning transportation and attendance issues are hopefully about to clear up a bit while seasonal affective disorder is on its way out.

March 23, 2016

As the baby boomer generation continues to age and comprise a larger portion of the workforce, businesses and organizations must prepare their employees with ergonomic recommendations and best practices to remain productive toward the end of their career.

March 10, 2016

A round up of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve

It’s another new year in the HR universe and with every passing year, change is to be expected. People make resolutions, companies pivot and balance sheets get a new lease on life. 2016 is no different, but what will that change look like in the workplace this year? If the last two weeks are any indication, it’s sure to be a pretty interesting year.

January 13, 2016

Supreme Court Will Hear Wide Range of Workplace Disputes

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September 25, 2015

Pope Francis: Don't Glorify Your Boss, Rest More, Pay Women Equitably

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September 17, 2015

Bill Offers Employers Grace Period Before Paying OSHA Fines

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May 7, 2015

Sen. Franken Reintroduces OSH Act Reform

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May 7, 2015

OSHA Releases New Compliance Poster

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May 6, 2015


California enacted new occupational safety and health laws last year that will impact Golden State employers in 2015. These new statutes deal with harassment training, cool-down periods, penalty abatements and workplace violence prevention.

Except for the violence prevention law, all legislation went into effect Jan. 1, 2015.

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February 6, 2015

Casablanca is viewed by many as one of the greatest movies of all time, and it is certainly among my favorite movies.  It is hard to argue with Humphrey Bogart in his prime, especially as a cynical nightclub owner, simultaneously wooing Ingrid Bergman and sticking it to the Nazis.  Here’s what IMDB has to say:

Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II, an American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

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July 31, 2014

On March 27, @weknownext chatted with Jonathan Segal (@Jonathan_HR_Law) about "The Boys' Club Scene at Work."

In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat ...

March 28, 2013