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Workplace Rights You Think You Have—But You Don’t

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As a nation, Americans love to talk about their right to do just about whatever they please. We go where we want to go, say what we want to say, wear what we want to wear—and anyone who contradicts us on this topic is likely to receive an earful. It’s only natural to assume that…..Read More »

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Employees and Religious Holidays

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As we make our way through the calendar year, a number of holidays come into play – not all of which are of equal importance to everyone. How many of us give a thought to our military on Veterans Day? Religious holidays do tend to command our attention, however, and this is true of the…..Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Paid Leave

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Most people pride themselves on being reasonably productive as employees, whether they work at a coffee shop or a Fortune 500 company. Yet, no matter how dedicated we may be to our jobs, life sometimes gets in the way of working a full 40-hour week. We may get sick, get summoned for jury duty, or…..Read More »

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Paternity Leave and the Options for Dads

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The birth of a child is a major event in a couple’s life. It’s only natural that the arrival of a child often leads parents to reevaluate their priorities—there’s a brand-new individual on the block they need to worry about. Understandably, many parents prefer to spend some quality time with their child during the first…..Read More »

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Signs of Ageism

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Older workers can offer a wealth of skills and knowledge to the contemporary workplace. In general, they’re more experienced and more emotionally mature than their younger counterparts. They’ve been through a lot over the years, and they’re often quite adept at avoiding or resolving interpersonal conflicts that can entangle Millennials. Not everyone sees it that…..Read More »

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The History of Women & Equality in the Workplace

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Contrary to widespread belief, women have been employed outside the home well before the advent of modern times. It is true, however, that the scope of their employment has been subject to dramatic changes over the centuries. Often, the progress made by one generation was scaled back in the next, only to undergo a resurgence…..Read More »

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Millennial Employees More Likely to Recognize Discrimination in the Workplace

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It seems as though every generation spends time fretting about their successors—that is, the people who will one day replace them as society’s movers and shakers. The so-called “Greatest Generation” of World War II gave way to “Baby Boomers” who shaped the ’60s culture. The Boomers in turn handed the stage over to “Generation X,”…..Read More »

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Politics in the Workplace

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Considering the highly contentious and unusually colorful nature of the 2016 presidential election, it’s likely that political discussions in the workplace occupied an unprecedented number of man-hours. It’s equally likely that political gossip and arguments among coworkers can rightly be blamed for some lost productivity during the election and beyond. Some employers have taken steps…..Read More »

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Rights of Employees with Mental Health Conditions

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Federal law—most notably the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)—grants certain employment rights to persons suffering from physical infirmities, such as impaired vision or hearing, reduced mobility, and diminished breathing capacity. But what about people who are afflicted with mental health disorders? Are they covered by the ADA as well? Yes, those employees who suffer from…..Read More »

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Why Employers Should Take Pregnancy Discrimination Seriously

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Pregnancy is a condition that has major repercussions across all aspects of a woman’s life, including employment. Pregnant women can face multiple obstacles in the workplace, from difficulty performing customary duties to unfairly denied promotions. There is good news, however: the law forbids business owners and managers from taking adverse employment actions, such as termination,…..Read More »

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