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YOUR CAREER

Life of the ‘office’ party: Managers’ most embarrassing holiday party gaffes revealed

Falling into a pool, sleeping under a table, fighting with the boss and screaming like a werewolf – scenes from a rough weekend or a…


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INSIGHT

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

By Lynne Curry, Ph.D., SPHR  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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CYBERSECURITY

Worried about a data breach? Here’s why you should be

Your greatest asset, your employees, can represent your greatest threat—a data breach— according to computer security experts…


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OFFICE PROCEDURES

Reduce your risk of malpractice claims with a centralized calendar system

At one time, the word “deadline” referred to a marked section of a prison yard that, if breached by a prisoner, would result in that…


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INSIGHT

Yes, you can fire a client and still get paid

By Elizabeth M. Miller  bio
The frequency with which a client fires a lawyer is far greater than the frequency with which a lawyer fires a client. This is because lawyers will have their firm do …


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INSIGHT

Managing political discussions in the workplace

By Lynne Curry  bio
During the Justice Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, more than fifty percent of Americans admitted they had taken part in…


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RISK MANAGEMENT

8 steps to quickly and (almost) painlessly creating an employee handbook tailored to your firm

Writing an employee handbook from scratch can be a very daunting task. Where do you start? What do you include? And how are you going to find time to write the…


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MANAGING STAFF

How to deliver bad news to 3 kinds of underperforming employees

The talk of management isn’t easy. Here are three especially difficult conversations to be prepared for…


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INSIGHT

9 ways your firm can avoid the downward spiral of debt

By Elizabeth M. Miller  bio
When it comes to debt, I believe that less is more. And it makes me shake my head when I hear about firms going into debt to finance their…


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BUSINESS CONTINUITY

How to ensure your firm can weather a disaster

Many law firms are not well prepared to weather a disaster, whether it’s a physical one such as a flood or fire, or a technological one such as…


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