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Counterintuitive: what businesses can do to encourage complaints

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 7,609 sexual harassment charges in 2018, which represents a 13.6 percent increase from 2017. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, this is perhaps unsurprising. As a default position, many companies believe that ...

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How to get employee recognition right, and why it matters

How you thank your employees for their hard work matters. Remember back to elementary school, when it was a big deal to get a good grade on a paper followed by that coveted smiley face from your teacher? People don’t ...

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Legal Loop: Lawyers and technology competency: Louisiana weighs in

In 2019, lawyers have a duty to stay on top of changes in technology. This requirement first appeared in 2012 when the ABA amended the comments to Model Rule 1.1 to indicate that technology competence is a requirement for lawyers. ...

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Why now is the time for millennials, Gen Xers to buy a small business

When it comes to growing the economy, we often focus on job growth through starting a new business. However, there is also a lot to be said about job retention and growth through transitioning current businesses to the next generation. ...

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Your 401(k) just got more valuable

If your tax refund this year was disappointing, you may be able to do something about it: Contribute more to a retirement fund. Tax-deductible contributions to 401(k)s, IRAs and other retirement accounts are among the few remaining ways to reduce ...

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