Posts by Marc Alifanz

Episode 36 – Fire Pole

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It’s hot out there, so some employees are making it hot in here by ignoring standards of appropriate dress! Like, can you wear the stars and bars to work? Can your boss make you wear high heels? How much thong is too much thong? Then we have an update about our friend who was fired…

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Episode 35 – The Dark Ages of Deoderant

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Some people work for peanuts, other people won’t work in a workplace with peanuts — Marc and Dennis explore a disability lawsuit where peanuts figure quite prominently. Dennis tells an international tale with an interesting defense to a sex harassment claim. And Marc tells an uplifting tale of workplace body odor and how a social…

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Episode 34 – Proofread and Don’t Shoot People

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Holy punitive damages, Batman!  Marc tells Dennis about the biggest employment case verdict in Massachusetts history. An FBI agent goes off half-cocked (not a euphemism). Trigger warning (no pun intended):  penis tattoos figure heavily in today’s episode.  (Link has profanity and somewhat not safe for work.)

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Episode 33 – Legal But Dumb

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We begin with some practical (but certainly not legal) advice on how to intelligently conduct an equal pay audit without just opening your wallet to the class action lawyers. Marc and Dennis debate whether it is okay to fire your political opponent. We share a truly horrific story about incestuous assaults by employees – and…

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Episode 32 – Mountains and Mountains of Cocaine

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It’s the All-Florida Episode! Where can you serve booze to your alcoholic employee, lock them out of the building, and then make them walk home so they get hit by a train?  Florida! Where can you fire a deaf employee for talking too loud?  Florida! Where can you snort mountains of cocaine?  Where can you…

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