• Temp Worker Injuries Sure To Get The OSHA Fisheye

    The agency’s working assumption is that temporary workers are at increased risk for work-related injury and illness, in part because they are sometimes left out of safety training and safety assessments. That means, explains this post from...

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  • Old Sexual Violence Charges Won’t Derail This Career

    Boxing may be one of the last big-time careers where an old sexual assault allegation – or sometimes even a conviction, as in the case of Floyd Mayweather – can be “slipped” like a weak left jab....

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  • #MeToo And Federal Law: Will The Courts Ever Catch Up?

    There is a disconnect between what courts have deemed actionable workplace behavior under sexual harassment law and what, because of the #MeToo movement, has been widely recognized as behavior that is unacceptably discriminatory and oppressive. With few...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Why To Avoid “WeChat” When Managing Chinese Employees

    It’s the most widely used messaging and social media app in China, and its many users now include employees and employers communicating with each other. That’s not a good idea for either side, at least not when...

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  • In The Workplace, “Active Shooter” 18 Times More Likely Than A Fire

    It’s well known that active-shooter events have become more common in the United States. What’s less well known is that the overwhelming majority of them occur in the workplace, and that these events are many times more...

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  • In Many States, Minimum Wage Is Going Up

    A breakdown on states impacted by new minimum wage requirements for 2019. The highest is in the District of Columbia ($13.25 per hour), followed by Massachusetts and Washington at $12 per hour.

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  • Cyber Breach Most Feared Company Crisis, Ahead Of Sexual Harassment & Violence

    The type of incident most commonly addressed by company crisis management plans is a cyber breach, according to a survey by Morrison & Foerster and the Ethisphere Institute. It was cited as the number one concern by...

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  • Cybersecurity Risk With Seasonal Workers

    For many businesses, this is the season for rapid short-term hiring. There are risks that come with a hiring surge, and this post from RSA Security suggests some practices that will minimize that risk. Seasonal workers must...

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  • Protecting Investments In IP And People

    Companies are advised to pay attention to recent DOJ Antitrust Division initiatives to go after anti-poaching pacts between companies, including by way of criminal prosecutions. Non-compete agreements can subject a company to criminal fines of up to...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Employees’s Unintended Cyber-Breach Is An Underrated Threat

    The threat of the rogue employee or the vengeful former-employee is a frequent subject of cybersecurity alerts, and it’s a real issue. But companies are more likely to confront another kind of insider threat: the clueless or...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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