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June 2017 Archives

Can Off-Duty Bad Conduct Warrant Termination?

The division between personal and work life often becomes blurred, especially if the person in question functions as a very public representative of the company that he or she works for. For most people, though, it is still possible to keep personal lives separate from work. However, this hasn't stopped employers from terminating workers who behave in unsavory ways off the clock. Whether this is appropriate, though, depends on the situation.

The Uber-Important Lessons Employers Can Learn From Travis Kalanick

Up-and-coming companies obviously want to succeed, and many look to super-successful companies like Uber for advice. However, in the case of Uber, the company has made a number of missteps over the past few years that serve as lessons to other employers. While Uber itself has certainly changed the employment landscape and provided opportunities for many, other employers should look at the lessons from those other issues and adjust how they (the employers, not the issues) do business accordingly.

Lawmakers Turn Down The Florida Competitive Workforce Act

Spurred by the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando that took the lives of 49 people last year, LGBTQ activists have revived efforts to pass a civil rights workforce protection act for gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual workers. Despite co-sponsorships and endorsements by 44 percent of the legislature, the Florida Competitive Workforce Act (FCWA) was turned down by lawmakers again this year.

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