Blogs tagged in harassment


If Saint Valentine had a workplace romance policy what would it be

Saint Valentine in the Office: Managing Workplace Romances in the “Me Too” Era

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, what better way to celebrate than to examine the pitfalls of office romances? The “Me Too” era is still in full swing, and it is subjecting employers to more scrutiny than ever. Have you considered how to best handle offic...

Workplace romance red (heart-shaped) flags

Valentine’s Day at the Office—Keeping Cupid off the Clock

Ah, Valentine’s Day. The holiday of love. The bottom line of businesses such as flower shops and romantic restaurants may thrive on once-a-year professions of affection and attempts to woo a possible partner or current companion, but romance and ...

Super Bowl LIII and getting fired from your G.O.A.T.

It’s all fun and games until someone gets fired.

It’s that time of year again, at least in Ohio, where the skies are steely gray, the weather is frigid, and it is time to decide if you are rooting for or against Tom Brady as he is set to make his 9th Super Bowl appearance on Sunday. Despite Brady’s impressive achievement, there are plenty of pe...

How to Address an Unflattering Video of an Employee

Memo for Unflattering Social Media Content

A PR statement employers may want to save for a rainy day.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: TBD (embargo until needed)
Contact: Corporate Communications Director

Our company is an equal opportunity employer, and we take pride in our diversity. Today on [Twitter][Instagram][Fa...

Why You Should Care About Employment Law

Common Pitfalls for Emerging Companies

Founders of emerging companies are often first-time employers and find themselves having to wade through the dense patchwork of state and federal labor and employment laws. This can be a confusing undertaking that often requires legal counsel. However, there are a few very common employment law pitfalls that all emerging com...

Workplace Christmas Quiz (this is legit and will secondarily eat up some time before you get to go home)

This blog was written by Robin Shea at Constangy, which authors our Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers and our New Jersey Human Resources Manual. You can find the original ...

Holiday party what-would-you-dos

This blog was written by Robin Shea at Constangy, which authors our Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers and our New Jersey Human Resources Manual. You can find the 

MeToo, avoiding women, and the modified Mike Pence Rule

This blog was written by Robin Shea at Constangy, which authors our Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers and our New Jersey Human Resources Manual. You can find the 

Holiday stew ā€“ ingredients for a happy and non-litigious holiday

Holiday stew – we all have our own recipe, but the base is almost always the same: booze, mistletoe and a generous pinch of unapproved time off. And be sure you don't have enough time to prepare or clean up.

Join Gary Wheeler and Lori Mans for an hour as they provide the ingredients and know-how to help you salvage your holiday stew, including 1/2 half dry ...

Swearing at work ā€“ 7 rules

This blog was written by Robin Shea at Constangy, which authors our Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers and our New Jersey Human Resources Manual. You can find the original on their 

NY: Draft model sexual harassment policy/training released

Draft Model of Sexual Harassment Policy/Training Released by the Department of Labor - Division of Human Rights

This afternoon, the NYS Department of Labor and Division of Human Rights released the long awaited model sexual harassment policy, complaint form, and model sexual harassment ...

Round up stew: sick leave, harassment, non-compete, etc.

This blog was written by Shennan Harris at Squire Patton Boggs. Shennan is a co-author of our Wages and Hours – An Employer's Guide. You can find the 

Should you give your employees a little Slack ā€“ or do they have enough already?

Are Your Employees “Slackers”? How Employers Should Handle Slack—The Increasingly Popular Instant Messaging Application

Launched in 2014, Slack is the fastest growing business application in history. For those unfamiliar with this piece of technology, Slack is a cloud-based “team collabora...