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In Focus: How Sausage Rolls and Birthday Parties Can Offend 
Microwaving sausage rolls at work may be a no-no.  Even celebrating birthdays at work can get you in hot water.  

In Focus: What’s Really Holding Women Back at Work? 

The Rush Toward Paid Parental Leave: Why Now? 
As Hilton joins other employers offering the perk, experts explore reasons behind the sudden interest. 

Millennials Delay Cutting Apron Strings after Recession

Confederate Flag on Worker’s Car Raises Issue of Free Speech
Can HR ban such displays in the company parking lot? 

‘Frat Boy’ Mentality Can Keep Women Out of Tech Companies
The lack of diversity in the industry isn’t a matter of deliberate discrimination, experts say. And the solutions are more complicated than at slower-growing,
more-established organizations.

Are Gender Diversity Programs Hitting a Brick Wall? 
Deeply ingrained biases seem to keep women out of the C-suite.


How Companies Are Attracting Young Workers
Frequent promotions and raises. Supportive environments. Transparency. Flexible schedules. (
CNN Money)

Millennial Dads Demand Flexible Hours, Robust Benefits to Help Raise Kids

As Gen Y fathers shoulder more parenting responsibility, their workplace expectations rise. 

Starbucks-Led Hiring Effort Focuses on Youth and Disadvantaged 
Initiative must be careful to steer clear of hiring discrimination, employment law experts say.


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Top Legal Pitfalls for Hiring Managers
In 2014, more than 88,000 employment-related lawsuits were filed against employers. In this webcast, Dan McCoy, partner at Fenwick & West, will cover the hidden risks in the initial stages of the employment process: recruiting and onboarding employees.
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