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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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Employers have long recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task. Firms cannot afford to be sidetracked by employee problems such as workplace violence, theft, false resumes, embezzlement, harassment... more

Dealing with comple gender discrimination issues in the workpalce is very challenging. From pay to promotion to pregnancy, employers are facing risks they may not be prepared to manage. Understanding what these risks are, and... more

Drug and alcohol impairment in America's workforce is a growing problem. According to studies by the Center for Substance Abuse and SAMHSA, 22.6 million Americans used illicit drugs in the past month. 66% of those users are... more

As 2012 draws to a close, it's time once again to look back on the year that was. During the past 12 months, we've talked to a variety of leading experts and policy-makers: EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum, OFCCP Director Patricia... more

What does 2013 have in store for federal contractors? Will there be staffing changes at OFCCP? Is a pullback on the Agency's regulatory agenda possible? What new policies will be unveiled? Where will OFCCP focus its enforcement... more

We've all heard about the Bill of Rights, which guarantees our freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the right to bear arms, among other things. But did you know that there's an Employer Bill of Rights? The Employer Bill... more

There's a new movement taking hold - a movement about changing the way we plan and run our businesses, being more connected to our community, and enjoying the personal and economic benefits that come from doing so. It... more

This year's presidential campaigns have featured discussions on firing Big Bird, the unemployment situation in this country, the 47% and failed campaign promises. But have you thought about where the candidates stand on issues... more

In 1988, Congress designated October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This year's theme is "A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?" To celebrate National Disability Employment... more

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