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Avoid Office Party Pitfalls, Part 2

Second of a two-part series. This one focuses on employee pitfalls and acceptable behavior. Office holiday parties are meant to be fun. But it is still a business event, and there’s a certain etiquette required. Fail to keep that in mind, and you risk tarnishing your...

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Avoid Office Party Pitfalls, Part 1

First of a two-part series on office parties. The first part will focus on employers, the second on employees. Holiday office parties can be fun, but employees and employers alike should beware of potential pitfalls that can ruin the festive atmosphere. Alcohol...

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Are Confidentiality Clauses on the Way Out?

Accusations of sexual harassment against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein have eclipsed other news stories in recent days, coming in the wake of Fox News’ ouster of Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly, also for sexual harassment. In the wake of the accusations, lawmakers and...

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Is Silicon Valley Mistreating Women in Tech?

Silicon Valley has been taking a lot of heat in recent months for its treatment of women in technology. Gender discrimination is apparently so ingrained there that an Uber hiring manager had this to say to a prospective female employee whom the hiring manager – a...

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Equal Pay Takes a Step Back in Trump White House

President Donald Trump is not exactly leading the charge for gender equality. An analysis by American Enterprise Institute’s Mark Perry reveals that the pay gap between male and female staffers in the White House – which had dropped to 11 percent during Obama’s last...

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Jeanie Buss Shows Her Mettle

Sometimes in business you have to make the hard decisions. After four losing years for the Lakers, Jeanie Buss replaced her brother Jim Buss, executive vice president of basketball operations, with basketball legend Magic Johnson. In turn, brothers Jim and Johnny...

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