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INSIGHT

What to do when an opioid crisis hits your law firm

By Lynne Curry  bio
The first time you saw “Bill” appear to nod off during a staff meeting, you pulled him aside after the meeting. When you asked if he was…


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MANAGING THE OFFICE

Compliance quiz: Which employees can you discipline for smoking pot at work?

Your practice is located in Colorado, Washington or another state where recreational and medical marijuana use is legal. But still…


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SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Recommendations from National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being applauded by Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Calling it a “groundbreaking and lifesaving report,” the head of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s legal professionals program applauded the…


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ERGONOMICS

Checking your smartphone can be a real pain in the neck—and back

A modern affliction has osteopathic physicians prescribing the selfie stance to patients checking their devices: keep your head up and hold the phone…


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INSIGHT

Protecting your employees from workplace violence

By Lynne Curry  bio
On June 5, 2017, John Neumann Jr. brought a semiautomatic pistol and a hunting knife into his former workplace…


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MANAGING THE OFFICE

8 Traps to Avoid When Investigating a Sexual Harassment Complaint

Sexual harassment is a related problem that all employers must proactively address and prevent. While most managers are well aware of the need for sexual harassment policies…


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MANAGING THE OFFICE

How to maintain a well-rested staff and reduce the risk of costly mistakes

It’s time for a wake-up call: Nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of U.S. employees say they work while tired, with nearly one-third (31 percent) saying they do so very often, according to a new survey by staffing firm Accountemps.
The costs of working tired—both for professionals and the businesses they…


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MANAGING STAFF

What employee drug use is costing your practice

Workers with substance use disorders miss nearly 50 percent more days than their peers, and up to six weeks of work annually, according to analysis from the…


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INSIGHT

Watch out for resume fraud

By Lynne Curry, Ph.D, SPHR  bio
The new business manager you hired—the one with the terrific resume and reference? It turns out she never worked for the employers named on the resume or…


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RISK MANAGEMENT

How to keep the office in business-as-usual shape after any kind of disaster

How disaster-prepared is the business side of your office? Although large organizations often have…


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