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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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Will Alexander Acosta Become Secretary of Labor?

Employers no doubt are keeping a watchful eye on the selection process for Secretary of Labor. After all, the Department of Labor has the power to enforce laws involving employers and unions, and develops binding regulations and directives for a variety of workplace...

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Our Favorite Feminist: Eleanor Roosevelt

Following up on our recent blog about the Women’s March, I thought I would highlight one of my favorite feminists, Eleanor Roosevelt. She more than earned the title, “First Lady of the World,” bestowed upon her by President Harry Truman. I am a graduate of Eleanor...

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