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#WhatNext? Are you doing all you can to prevent workplace harassment?

By now, all employers know they should be doing something more to prevent workplace harassment. The problem is, many employers still don’t know what doing more really means. More frequent training? More effective training? More what exactly?

Taking the fear out of a difficult conversation

Who is familiar with this situation? You get an email and you read it quickly because you’re busy. You immediately feel hurt by something in the email. You read it again, this time examining the words closer. Now you’re angry. And you become defensive. You start drafting a reply. Maybe you send it. Maybe you redraft it three times. Maybe you decide not to send it at all. The next day you see the other person. What happens next?

Public sector employers: Are you on top of the Janus decision?

In late June, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling in the case Janus v. AFSCME that could impact the funding of many public sector unions. In Janus, the Supreme Court held that public employees who are not members of their union can no longer be forced to pay agency fees and must consent to paying union dues.