November 6th, 2018
Bobbi Britton Tucker at Cozen O'Connor
The turkey at Thanksgiving is kind of like that one person at work that you can't seem to get through to - you spend way too much time focused on both. But there is more to Thanksgiving than a bird (football, stretch pants, leftovers) that was almost our national symbol, just as there are people at work that you can get through to and will respond.
Bobbi Britton Tucker helps with the Thanks-giving in the workplace; you're on your own with the stretch pants.
November 1st, 2018
Robin Shea at Constangy
It happens in almost every workplace almost every day: somebody swears or is on an iffy website or is carrying a knife (or worse) or is using their own (not secure) phone or computer to send off a quick business email or text.
So what is illegal, what is inappropriate and what is just not that a big a deal?
Robin Shea at Constangy has your answers (and answers your questions) at our November 14 webinar, “Not Suitable for Work?”
Credits available: SHRM and HRCI
October 25th, 2018
Who doesn't like a good party? Who doesn't like spending work time not working? Who doesn't like eating embarrassing amounts of candy? Adam Gutmann helps you sort out what you want (Milk Duds, Twizzlers, Starbursts) from what you don't (pencils, Almond Joys (come on, that is an acquired taste), Necco Wafers) when it comes to Halloween in the workplace, including:
March 12th, 2019
William S. Rutchow at Ogletree Deakins
Recent changes to the Tennessee Drug-Free Workplace Program can mean saving money on workers' comp, among other benefits, but requires meeting certain criteria. Bill Rutchow explains other benefits and some of the significant changes.
October 8th, 2018
- Natural light
- Natty Light
- Spam Lite
- Blinded by the Light
Any answer except #1, Natural light, may not be correct.
Have a good Friday.
September 18th, 2018
Zoe Argento and Julia Arnold at Littler Mendelson
Workplace recordings used to mean lots of planning and surreptitious preparation, including wiretaps, wearing a wire, "bugging" an office and/or long range directional parabolic shotgun hypercardioid/lobar microphones.
Now you can do it all, sometimes without anyone's consent, with your butt and a phone. Butt just because you can, doesn't mean you should. So take your phone out of your pocket, hit the pause button and walk with Zoe Argento and Julia Arnold through an overview of considerations.
August 28th, 2018
Shenna Harris at Squire Patton Boggs
Attention. Attention. The following jurisdictions had stuff change:
MA, MD, MN, NYC, TX, VT
That is not all. Stuff will continue to change. That's life.*
*That's what people say, flying high in April, shot down in May.
August 27th, 2018
Emma Schuering and Eric Packel at Polsinelli
- define what a trade secret is?
- identify your trade secrets?
- identify your confidential information?
- be sure you do not have any trade secrets?
- name all 18 Spinal Tap drummers?*
Emma Schuering and Eric Packel from our authors Polsinelli help you identify your trade secrets and what you need to do to protect them.**
* Trick question – there were 19.
** We are unable to vouch for Emma and/or Eric's ability to name any Spinal Tap drummer.