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Legislative changes to go into effect January 1, 2020: What employers should know

January 1, 2020 marks the start of a new year and new legislative updates at the state and federal level. We have complied a list of some of the more noteworthy laws that will go into effect. Regardless of whether these updates apply to your organization, please be sure to check with a compliance or employment law specialist to make sure you are aware of, and in compliance with, all laws applicable to your organization.

Smoking in the boys’ room – vaping’s impact in the workplace

As of the date I’m writing this, 33 people in the U.S. have died as a consequence of vaping, with about 1500 more having been hospitalized. Vaping in the workplace could impact your employees or their family members, so let’s take a look at some of the things you should be thinking about if/when your employees are confronted with the problems of vaping.

What you write is just as important as what you say: Gender neutral language in the workplace

Gender neutral language can be quite the challenge for even the best of us. It is hard to reprogram centuries of bias in writing techniques and communication processes. But it is not impossible. By carefully choosing the words that one uses, your point can be communicated in a respectful and inclusive manner.