The Good News: Smile and Beware, Your Home Office is on Camera

By Ann Modlin Boehm, July 17, 2024 Office space is a home away from home. Or let’s face it, in 2024, your office space very well may be your home. However, a home office can be very visible to your colleagues, and some rules apply to what you display in your home...

The Good News: Reasonable Accommodation Requests Should Not Be Scary

By Ann Modlin Boehm, June 10, 2024 Many supervisors panic when an employee requests a reasonable accommodation because of a disability. It does not need to be that way. Understanding the basics of the reasonable accommodation interactive process can help all involved...

The Good News: EEOC Issues Superb Guidance on Harassment

By Ann Boehm, May 13, 2024 On April 29, the EEOC issued “Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace.” Trust me. You want to read this guidance. I’m always happy to praise Federal agencies when they do something well – something that really helps. This...

Good News: We Answer Your Questions About Misconduct Investigations

By Ann Boehm, March 11, 2024 If you have ever taken an investigations course taught by me, you have likely heard me say that investigations training is my favorite class. I know I shouldn’t have favorite classes, but I have a good reason for this favoritism. In my...

Good News: We Answer Your Questions About Medical Documentation

By Ann Boehm, February 20, 2024 I heard from some readers that last month’s Q&A on medical inability to perform removals was timely. Yay!  I also had some follow-up questions regarding medical documentation. No time like the present to address those issues. If an...

Good News: We Answer Your Questions on Medical Inability to Perform

By Ann Boehm, January 17, 2024 In the past year, I have seen an uptick in questions regarding how to remove an employee based upon medical inability to perform. Removal based upon medical inability to perform is an effective, and probably underutilized, process. To...

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