Over the weekend I was talking with a good friend about the roles that human resources offices play in responding to potential workplace bullying situations. We shared the observation that despite our considerable knowledge of workplace bullying, mobbing, and abuse, we could not cite a “poster case” example of HR decisively and effectively coming to […] … More

Employment Law

Today, rather than directly hire employees, many Pennsylvania companies and some government entities enter into contracts with staffing companies that supply their employees to perform work for these companies. Even more complicated are situations where one staffing company hires another company to provide employees. These arrangements are often found in the information technology industry. While […] … More Employment Law

The War on Terror

LONG WAR JOURNAL, BY THOMAS JOSCELYN | February 28, 2017 | tjoscelyn@gmail.com | @thomasjoscelyn Editor’s note: Below is Thomas Joscelyn’s testimony to the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee Counterterrorism and Intelligence, on the future of counterterrorism and addressing the evolving threat to domestic security. Chairman King, Ranking Member Rice, and other members of the … More The War on Terror

Say NO to Bullying

Bullying in the workplace. Yes, it does exist. Have you experienced being talked down to by co-workers or management, to the point it made you cry? Have you experienced favoritism over others, be it managers or co-workers? Have you experienced gossip among other co-workers, hearing “this and that” about another employee? Anti-Bullying Essays. via Bullying In … More Say NO to Bullying

Workplace Bullying

Last year, counselor Rosemary K.M. Sword and noted psychologist Philip Zimbardo wrote up a nice little summary about the types of bullying that one might encounter in our society, including workplaces, for their Psychology Today blog, Time Cure. I’d like to take a quick look at those categories and then briefly discuss what potential legal … More Workplace Bullying