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Michael DeMarquis worked for the Bexar County Office of the Constable for only five months, but between August and December 2009, he says he compiled an extensive list of illegal practices. Now he’s suing the law enforcement agency, claiming he was fired from his job as a warrant clerk in retaliation after he uncovered the following:

Perhaps nothing is more offensive—and terrifying—to black employees than the implicit message behind a noose. Triggering images of Jim Crow-era lynchings, the noose is a powerful symbol. But that doesn’t mean that its appear­ance at work always means employer liability.

Two former employees at electronics company Eaton Corp. have filed suit in a New York federal court, claiming the company systematically discriminates against women.
Employers generally must treat employees equally, including when they break the rules. But that doesn’t mean you have no disciplinary flexibility. The key: Explain why you think one employee deserves more serious punishment than another who committed the same infraction.
The beleaguered director of the Bay Pines Veterans Administration Hospital in St. Peters­burg has announced he will retire once the Department of Veterans Affairs finds a replacement. His tenure at Bay Pines has been marred by a string of retaliation suits filed by employees.
The effects of the recession have helped turn the spotlight on innovative employers that seem to have magic formulas for attracting and keeping their employees happy and productive despite the economic forces around them. SAS Institute and Google are two examples of companies that, consciously or not, have tapped into new ways of motivating employees. Call it “employee enrichment.”
Manners are an important part of the work world. And knowing cultural and regional differences is just as important as we move toward a more global economy. Here's what recently polled admins and executives had to say about business etiquette.
If your organization uses independent contractors, watch out. The IRS will come after you for misclassifying employees as independent contractors.

Do you tend to eschew the limelight, think before you speak or feel most ener­gized by spending time alone? In a survey by TheLadders.com, 65% of senior managers said that introversion was an impediment to reaching higher management levels. That finding is easily debunkable.

You probably already know about double-clicking in Word to select a word or paragraph. But did you know about these double-click tricks for getting through your work faster?
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