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MANAGING STAFF

How to handle same-sex office romances

strong>Question: Two women who work at our office have recently become romantically involved—with each other. My problem isn’t with the fact that they are both women, but that they are coworkers. How should I handle the situation?
Answer:


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LEAVES OF ABSENCE

How to manage maternity or leaves of absence

Employee leaves of absence for maternity or medical reasons can be tricky to navigate and can place heavy staffing and…


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MANAGING THE OFFICE

To-Dos: Your February office checklist

February might be a short month, but there’s a lot packed into it.
Here are 7 areas you can tackle this month to help improve profits, protect the firm, and boost morale…


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MANAGING RISKS

4 ethics rules your staff might be violating

It’s not just attorneys in your office who have to follow the rules of ethics. Your staff members have to follow them, too. It doesn’t matter where…


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HR REGULATORY ISSUES

The top 10 regulatory issues for employers in 2019

To help employers plan for the year ahead, Paychex, Inc. (a provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, benefits, human resources, and…


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INSIGHT

Employment Law Update: The New Year’s Resolutions Edition

By Mike O’Brien  bio
A lawyer and doctor were talking together at a New Year’s party when the doctor complained about how people always asked her for free medical advice. She said…


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CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Avoid disbarment with a conflict-checking procedure

As you know, a conflict of interest occurs when a lawyer or a firm takes on multiple clients who have conflicting goals or…


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NOTICE OF WAIVER AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST

TOOL: Model Notice and Waiver of Conflict of Interest

Why you need this model Notice:

This model Notice will help your efforts to protect your practice from the risk of violating conflict of interest rules.


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COMPLIANCE

The 10 assumptions NOT to make when doing your OSHA 300s

December is here and it’s time for the logs. No, not the yule logs—the OSHA 300 logs! It’s time to get the…


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INSIGHT

Can your employee’s mouth pull you into a defamation lawsuit?

By Lynne Curry  bio
“J.J.” is a hard-working, talented manager who makes caustic statements when he stresses out. Although he initially offended you when you first started supervising him, you learned not to…


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