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Deregulation & Due Diligence

Workers’ compensation rules across the country are undergoing rapid change. Until recently, Texas was the only state that allowed companies to withdraw from the state-run workers' compensation insurance program. In 2013, Oklahoma also passed a law that has created a pa...

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The phrase “equal opportunity employer” is often used in job descriptions or at the top of the careers section of a company’s website. But what does it mean?

Dictionaries differ, but one possible definition of the phrase, based on federal regulations, is:

“An employer that pledges to not discrim...

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You’re the boss of a dynamic team at work, and you’ve recently realized that you need to let your weakest performer go. It’s not budget cuts or staff layoffs—the employee in question, Daniel, has consistently come into work late and missed deadlines, and his negative attitude is affecting your team....

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Picture it: You head up a team of hard-working, super-productive employees with can-do, positive attitudes. Like the gears of a well-oiled machine, everyone on your team comes in on time and does their job without needing constant monitoring… everyone, that is, except Daniel. Daniel is the lowest p...

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