What the Supreme Court’s LGBTQ Rights Ruling Means for Your Business

It’s illegal under existing civil rights law for employers to discriminate against someone on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. This comes through a new Supreme Court decision handed down Monday, June 15, that says that Title VII of the Civil Rights Code doesn’t limit the interpretation of “sex” to just gender, as the Trump […]
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The Hairdressers with Coronavirus Didn’t Infect Anyone Else. This is Great News for Your Business

You probably heard about the two hairstylists from Great Clips that worked while symptomatic with Coronavirus. 140 clients and seven coworkers were exposed. It was an outbreak waiting to happen, and guess what? It didn’t happen. Both the stylists and the customers wore masks during their time together, and two weeks later, none of the […]
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Swiss Sunday: Rigidity

In the past, I’ve praised the Swiss school system, and there is much to admire. The Kindergarten concept is world-class, and every child should be so lucky as to attend a Swiss-style kindergarten. In Swiss Kindergarten, children focus on social skills. There’s no attempt to teach the alphabet or how to do math. They play […]
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10 Signs You May Be a Bad Boss

Are you a good manager or a bad one? That’s actually not an easy question to answer. There are times when good managers have employees who hate them and bad managers have employees who love them. Bad managers can get results while good managers can have failures.  If that’s possible, you may wonder why it’s important to […]
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Why You Shouldn’t Be Accessing Your Emails While Furloughed

You’re bored. You’ve already baked bread, made jam, and painted the kids’ bedrooms. Being out of work (even if receiving sufficient unemployment pay) can be tedious. So, you might be tempted to log in to your work emails and check and see if there’s anything you can do, or simply see what’s going on. Don’t […]
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Don’t Fire Someone for Their Spouse’s Social Media Posts

Racism is bad. All my readers (I hope) agree. There are racists. We also all agree. If you are a horrible person, even off the job or on social media, you may lose your job. With a few exceptions, there is no right to free speech at work in the private sector. But, if your […]
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How PPP Loan Changes Make Rehiring Much Easier

President Trump on Friday signed a Paycheck Protection Program reform bill into law–and with it just gave millions of businesses some extra time to bulk up on staff.  Approval of the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, which unravels many of the PPP’s more onerous restrictions, should make it easier for small business owners to turn the loan into a grant […]
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This is Not How You Do LinkedIn

I love LinkedIn. I really do. I’ve made friends there. I’ve found many new clients there. And, I’ve had some really fun, business-oriented discussions there. I’m happy to connect with any of you there. But, today, when I checked my LinkedIn notifications, I found this. I have never worked with this person. I’ve never even […]
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New Study: You’re More Likely to Tell a Woman a White Lie in a Performance Appraisal

We tell white lies to be nice. We don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings, so we say something small that isn’t true. We learn this behavior at a very young age as we’re told to compliment Aunts on their terrible cooking. We carry this into adulthood, and it turns out, we continue to tell white […]
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Some of My Employees Don’t Want to Return to Work

We’ve been given the go-ahead from the government to re-open our business. The only problem is that the employees don’t want to come back. The hourly staff is making more on unemployment than they do working, and the exempt staff has been working from home and aren’t thrilled about returning to the office. Is there […]
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