Episode 53 – Dennis Corrects His Wild, Flaming Idiocy

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What topic was so horrifically awful that even Dennis didn’t think Marc should present it to a live audience?  Listen and find out…if you dare! We also launch a new segment we like to call “Dennis Corrects His Wild, Flaming Idiocy.” And as per usual, a listener-submitted story that is way better than 98% of…

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Episode 52 – Sometimes You Should Just Shut the Fork Up (Live from PNERF 11-8-18)

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What are the top five employment law risks you should know about? Is it okay to classify your fast food workers as executives? How can a job interview lead to a lawsuit? Is Catholo-Satanism a real religion? Marc and Dennis explore these topics live before a studio audience at the NW Enterprise Risk forum in…

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Episode 51 – sweetthang@hwepodcast.com

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Why did Google employees around the globe walk off of their jobs last week? Are their demands reasonable? Do they want to use Internet Explorer? And should you conduct a police-style lineup to identify the employee who submitted an unsolicited explicit photo of himself?

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Episode 50 – The Death and Dismemberment Episode (Live from PHRMA Oct 2018)

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Wow – our 50th episode, and it was recorded live! Four great stories all about workplace onanism. When is an employer responsible for preventing its employees from murdering one another? And two listener-submitted stories from a live, living and breathing listener! Recorded live at PHRMA’s Member Appreciation event in Portland Oregon on October 24, 2018.…

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Episode 49 …and a Horse

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So, you fired the person you concluded committed a workplace sexual assault – and now that person is suing you for sex discrimination!  Can that happen?  Marc and Dennis discuss what duties (if any) employers owe suspected harassers. Also, learn what happens when a 77 year old boss fires an 80 year old employee–could it…

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Episode 48 – We’re Better Than Vodka

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Can a workplace lawfully ban dreadlocks? Is that racist, or anti-Rastafarian? Does a policy banning “caps” apply to headscarves? Also, what do you do if you inadvertently say a really racist thing to a newly hired employee? (Pro Tip – don’t just fire them!)

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Episode 47 – A Judge is Kinda Supposed to Know the Rules of Evidence

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Is it a BFOQ for a judge to know the rules of evidence, or how to make a cogent argument? Should that go double for a Supreme Court Justice?  Marc and Dennis (both admitted Bolsheviks) give their take on the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation mess.  And seriously check out this article we discovered after we recorded,…

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Episode 46 – It’s My Service Stallion!

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We’ve been waiting a long time to talk about this one:  service animals! What is a “real” service animal? What do you do when an employee shows up with their “emotional support wolverine?” What should you do when a coworker is allergic to another coworker’s service cat? Also, can you really fire someone because they…

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Episode 45 – I Hate Them and I Hope They All Burn

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Marc and Dennis are coming to you from #ASHHRA18 in beautiful Pittsburgh PA! Why does the U.S. Women’s soccer team get paid a fourth of what the Men’s team gets paid, even though they are clearly way, way better? What is our podcasting buddy Jon Thurmond up to these days? What inappropriate message did one coworker…

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Episode 44 – Work is Boring

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Which is the more heinous offense:  Using a bad pun on your name as a business name, or forcing your employees to attend bible study during working hours? Do your good intentions outweigh your employment law violations? What does a pre-millennial think about the modern workplace?  (hint-it involves farts.) And finally, is there a difference…

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