W2 Issues/Concerns


Monthly Archive: April 2017

Court of Appeals Bans Hugging in the Workplace

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently made a ruling that could open the door for hugs – yep, sweet, innocent hugs – in the workplace to be considered a form of sexual harassment. In the case, county correctional …

How to Fire a Staff Member

Showing an employee the door is never easy, and while you may be tempted to keep the actual conversation short and sweet to avoid an outburst or any ensuing awkwardness, if you fail to fire someone properly, it could lead to significant …

Employers Seeking Women Returning from Career Breaks

Many women will, at some point in their career, take a significant absence for child-rearing or other family issues. However, many of these same women report that when they are ready to re-enter the workforce, employers are somewhat reluctant to take the …

Free Website Offers Training and Resources on Hiring Employees with Disabilities

The Cornell University Institute of Employment and Disability has launched a new website with free training resources designed to help connect employers with job seekers who have disabilities. The Diversity Partners Project was created for employment specialists, job developers, workforce development staff …

Life After the Failed Repeal of Obamacare

First came news that the Republicans failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), but then came the even bigger headline: It’s not yet clear what – or even if – there is a solid back-up plan. Commenting on the news soon …

How to Detect Lies in the Workplace

A recent meta-analysis of data from some 200 studies suggest that, on average, we are able to detect lies about 54 percent of the time. So, odds that are essentially slightly above guessing. When you pair this with the fact that studies …

Federal case underscores need to make accommodations under ADA

The US Department of Justice recently sued the City of Philadelphia amid claims that the city discriminated against an employee by failing to reassign him as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In the case, sanitation worker David Moore …
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