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Erin McCool | Employers may be liable for sexual harassment of members of public

Employers in the #MeToo era are on high alert to prevent and correct sexual harassment in the workplace. A new ruling in from the Supreme Court adds an additional layer to employers’ concerns: employers may be strictly liable when their employee sexually harasses a customer or member of the public.

Cheri Dudek-Kuhn | Best. Meeting. Ever.

Are your internal meetings productive, meaningful and exciting? Or are they ineffective, pointless and dull? If your business is like many others, your meetings look more like the latter. If you are ready to hold meetings that matter, that get things done — that you look forward to attending — then read on.

Kris Johnson | Democracy in action

It was an impressive display of grassroots organizing. Arranged solely through a quick online effort, the state Senate Labor and Commerce Committee hearing was jam-packed with hair stylists, salon owners and cosmetologists on Jan. 28.

Dave Bartholomew | The importance of company and product names

I used to attend the Snow Industries of America trade show annually. At each show I noticed new exhibitors, almost always in small booths selling a single product. At the next show, most of those exhibitors were absent, but new small companies filled the void they left.

Cheri Dudek-Kuhn | Will fear stop you from achieving your goals in 2019?

Welcome to the New Year! This is the time many choose to take stock in their lives and careers and proclaim changes for the coming year. What will you do (or do better) in 2019? A new career? Seek a promotion? Start a new hobby? Most New Year resolutions never come to fruition. Why is that? When we try to take on challenges, there can be trepidation. This trepidation is often rooted in fear. This is a good time to ask yourself: Will fear interfere with my resolutions?