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Archive | August, 2008

Side effect of an ailing economy: spike in domestic abuse

We are noting an unhappy trend in news headlines lately – we’ve seen an unsettling amount of news stories from various parts of the country reporting on an increase in domestic violence: California, Michigan, New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Louisiana all report spikes in the number of reported cases of domestic violence. And in Pennsylvania, officials…

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Workplace smoke-free laws

Six years ago, only two states had laws prohibiting smoking in the workplace and other public spaces. Today, nearly half of all states have laws mandating smoke-free workplaces, with several new laws scheduled to go in effect in 2009. In addition, as of July 1, 2008, there are 2,883 municipalities with local ordinances that ban…

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Short takes: instant messaging, diversity, HR hate, compliance, and more

EAP relevant blogs – Here at HR Web Cafe, we’re delighted to have made the cut at the Employee Assistance Professional Association’s Annotated List of 10 EA Relevant Blogs. Instant messaging reduces interruptions – it would seem logical to think that instant messaging would pose another workplace distraction. Aren’t employees juggling enough interruptions with phone…

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