Category Archives: aging workforce

Why Am I Still Getting Sued By Employees?

(From Industrial Distribution Magazine). After covering union challenges and safety compliance concerns in previous articles, we’ll conclude the series by discussing those common employment law claims that continue to vex distribution employers. I will deviate from the usual format and … Continue reading

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Should We Expect Happy Employees?

I do not often think in terms of looking for “happiness” at work.  My self-made World War II Vet dad raised me to focus on responsibility and to not expect easy roads.  Nevertheless, is it unrealistic to talk about “happiness” … Continue reading

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The Next Big Workplace Safety Issue … Depression?

I grew up with a dad from the “Great Generation” who had survived WWII, Korea and Stalag 17.  He and my mom built a pretty impressive business by their hard work.  Not surprisingly, I grew up with that wonderful middle … Continue reading

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A Wellness Potpourri!

I am reasonably certain that I have not before and will not again use the word “potpourri” in a post or probably in any other context.  It’s not a macho thing.  I just don’t like the word. But it sounds … Continue reading

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Tired Workers Cheat And Use Bad Judgment

 I have always assumed that exhaustion affects our judgment, makes us sloppy and unsafe, and more prone to anger.  Behavioral research supports my assumptions.  Perhaps our first wellness step should be a campaign to get employees to sleep . . … Continue reading

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FORGET THAT NEW NOVEL! NEW EEOC PUBLICATIONS ARE HERE!!

I  found this post and links by fellow attorney-blogger, Philip K. Miles III of “Lawfice,” to be quite useful.  I agree with his instruction … for your “Memorial Day reading.”  Actually, while I love to read stuff like this in my off time, … Continue reading

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Everybody Agrees That We Need Better Wellness Programs? Correct?

My answer would be that “I’m not sure.”  An amazing number of employers agree that absent improved wellness initiatives, a graying less healthy workforce will break the corporate bank, so to speak.  Likewise, seemingly, we should all be able to … Continue reading

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