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Did you know that, for the past ten years, I have served as a volunteer mediator in the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Mediation Program?

Separately, I’m also a private mediator, where I specialize in helping parties resolve all sorts of employment cases. Often, I’m called upon before arbitration or as an economical alternative to litigants using a retired judge as a mediator. Continue reading

Late! chile

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Last Friday, I blogged about CareerBuilder’s Survey of bizarre excuses for being late to work.

And, don’t get me wrong, there were some good ones in there (e.g., “I was here, but I fell asleep in the parking lot.”), but I had a sneaking suspicion that some of the readers of this blog had heard some better ones.

I was right. Continue reading

Hey, I was going to have a big recap of yesterday’s public hearing on harassment and sexual misconduct in the workplace at which I testified before the Pennsylvania House Labor and Industry Committee. There’s a lot to discuss, maybe too much for a blog post. So, I plan to write a longer article for the Philadelphia Business Journal.

In the meantime, I want to rant quickly on something that has nothing to do with employment law or HR compliance, other than Human Resource professionals and attorneys are just as guilty of this as anyone else. Continue reading

I can always count on CareerBuilder to help lighten the mood around here with some good fodder for a Friday post.

Last month, CareerBuilder released the survey results from “This Year’s Most Bizarre Excuses for Being Late to Work.” Continue reading


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After all that’s happened in my professional career over the past several days — you can catch up here and here —  I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank you, the readers. You have uplifted me with your positivity and support. I deeply appreciate every, single word of encouragement that you’ve shared.

I can write. But, with no readers, it doesn’t work so well. Thank you!

“Doing What’s Right – Not Just What’s Legal”