November 2014


How to Create Guiding Principles for an Organization  
Podcast Episode 33

Ever wonder what it is like to create a set of guiding principles for an organization—the type that all employees believe in and live every single day they are at work? Brandon Laws sits down with Joy McCormick and Lacey Halpern to discuss the process from their first-hand experience.

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Special Event: Business Modeling for Managers and Employers
December 11 | 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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The Tightrope Walk of ADA in the Workplace

Managing employee performance in a considerate, thoughtful, and fair way can be a challenge for employers. When a medical issue, or the suspicion of one, is added to the mix, the process becomes a veritable tightrope walk. Damage to the employee-manager relationship, discriminatory actions, legal battles, and the danger of potentially perceiving a disability that isn’t a factor and thereby putting a perfectly healthy employee under the umbrella of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA or ADAAA) are just a few potential results of a misstep.

Myriad concerns and issues complicate these situations. But let’s start with identifying the problem in the first place.

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Uncovering Harassment in the Workplace

Put your employees on the case with Xenium's Sexual and Workplace Harassment Training. This two-hour interactive course walks the participant through a harassment investigation, delivering the practical skills necessary to identify, manage and prevent unlawful harassment in the workplace...

Workplace Impacts of the Legalization
of Recreational Marijuana in Oregon

On November 4th, 2014, Measure 91, the Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act, passed in Oregon. This act legalizes recreational marijuana use, while imposing some restrictions such as maximum legal quantities of possession and prohibited use in public places. The Act goes into effect 30 days after the day it was approved by voters; however, it is not until July 1, 2015 that the personal possession stipulations take effect.

Many states across the country have medical marijuana laws, and Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and Alaska have now enacted personal possession marijuana laws. As we continue see these measures appear on ballots and become law, examining the impacts of such legislature on workplace policies is vital.

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