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The Proactive Employer is your source for the latest news and commentary on workplace issues, HR best practices, employment litgiation risk management and EEO compliance. Host Stephanie R. Thomas, Ph.D., simplifies the complexities of today's business environment and engages listeners in discussions on key workplace challenges. Featuring conversations with leading policymakers, thought leaders and subject matter experts, The Proactive Employer focuses on issues of interest to HR professionals, compliance officers, corporate counsel, employment attorneys, and others interested in workplace issues in the United States and around the world. Our goal is to provide the information you need in a format you can use. We get past the rhetoric and reduce the noise to actionable items. At The Proactive Employer, we focus on the bottom line and give you the practical suggestions you need to become an employer of choice.

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Small Businesses, listen up! There are some huge changes headed your way very soon, and you need to start preparing for them now. These changes encompass everything from tax credits to unemployment insurance to health... more

Who is considered a "supervisor" in a harassment case? Can a university consider race when making undergraduate admissions decisions? Is a court permitted to rewrite contractual language of benefit plans, effectively changing... more

We all knew that the Affordable Care Act was going to require some changes to employers' group health plans and related documentation. Many employers held off on making modifications to see how things would shake out at the... more

Would you like to increase productivity, boost employee satisfaction and morale, and cut costs associated with turnover, absences and health care? If so, a wellness program may be just what you need! Wellness programs have evolved... more

Crafting a compensation system is never easy. But it gets more complicated when we're talking about professional services firms. Aside from the salary and benefits basics common to all systems, there are special issues in professional... more

This program may contain mature themes. Listener discretion is advised. "Several or our warehouse employees are foreign, and their personal hygiene isn't the greatest. Neither is the smell in the summertime. If we require them to use... more

If the unthinkable happened at your workplace, would you know what to do? More importantly, do you know how to prevent the unthinkable from happening in the first place? Last Friday, a disgruntled former employee of a business... more

Bullying. From school playgrounds to corporate conference rooms to international arenas, bullying is an unfortunate reality in today's society. We all agree that bullying needs to end. When it comes to bullying in the workplace, some think... more

"M' yeah, I'm gonna need you to go ahead and not complain about this, mmmkay?" We all know bosses like Bill Lumbergh. As frustrating as it might be, working for Lumbergh really isn't that bad. He hassles you about TPS reports... more

Last November, OFCCP proposed a 7% workforce utilization goal for individuals with disabilities, The proposed goal would impact the way employers conduct their outreach and recruiting efforts, the processes and procedures they use for... more

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