Category Archives: supervisor development

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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Warren Bennis, Safety, Labor Relations and Leadership

  I love reading the Economist and they justified my appreciation with an August 9 Obituary on Warren Bennis, who they rightly described as “the world’s most important thinker on the subject that business leaders care about more than any … Continue reading

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Lessons From Nelson Mandela

Remembering Mandela: His Three Timeless Workplace Lessons by Howard Mavity on Dec 6, 2013, 12:05 PM  |  4 Comments inShare17 Editor’s note: Weekly Wrap is stepping back and celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela today. We’ll be back with our … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving At Work

Although Americans have celebrated some sort of Thanksgiving since 1661, Abraham Lincoln established Thanksgiving as a national holiday by proclamation on November 28, 1861.  The Thanksgiving holiday takes on more meaning when one considers that an American people so exhausted … Continue reading

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“Best HR, Legal, Safety & Leadership Stuff I Read Last Week”

I’m still working on how to summarize my large volume of Tweets of great material from  EHS, TLNT, HBR and others.  Until I come up with a better method, I’ll periodically prepare this sort of digest.  I hope that my … Continue reading

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When Is More Leave Not a Reasonable Accomodation?

Cases under the ADA are fact specific.  Often it is difficult to find clear-cut standards for determining if an employee is qualified to perform the essential functions and if an accommodation is reasonable.  In Attiogbe-Tay v. Southeast Rolling Hills LLC, a … Continue reading

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Customer Service and Workplace Safety

I am writing this post as I sit on a bench in front of the Davidson, NC Homewood Suites.  As I sat working on documents, I struck up a conversation with an employee, who was emptying the trash and straightening … Continue reading

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