Aug 18, 2017

08/18/2017 Free speech, hate speech and work

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In the wake of the white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, we dig into the nuances of how businesses handle the First Amendment and their own ethics policies. Plus, a discussion of the case for diversity in business, the question of whether you can bring your kids into the office and the ongoing debate over the North American Free Trade Agreement. 

 

 

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A tale of two border businesses

Aug 18, 2017
We spoke to two businesses that depend on trade across the border — with Mexico and with Canada — about what NAFTA negotiations mean to them.
Dancers dressed in traditional costumes protest against NAFTA in Mexico City on August 16. 2017, the first day of NAFTA re-negotiations between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
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Can HR tell you what not to do and say outside of the office?

Aug 18, 2017
In the wake of white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, a discussion of free speech and hate speech as they relate to the workplace.
A crowd marches from the White House on August 13, 2017 in Washington, DC, to a statue of Confederate General Albert Pike, the only member of the Confederate military with an outdoor statue in US capital, during a vigil in response to the death of a counter-protestor in the August 12th 'Unite the Right' rally that turnd violent in Charlottesville, Virginia. 
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Having a diverse workplace is a worthy investment

Aug 18, 2017
Hiring a diverse workforce can be linked to better business practices and outcomes, including helping a company’s bottom line.
Google Sundar Pichai speaks at annual Google I/O Developers Conference in May 2016.
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Ask A Manager: Is it okay to bring my kid to work?

Alison Green of Ask A Manager answers listener questions.
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Doing the math on back-to-school tax breaks

Aug 18, 2017
Politicians are the real winners, one expert says.
A child checks her back-to-school shopping list at a Target in Rosemont, Illinois. 
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In the wake of the white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, we dig into the nuances of how businesses handle the First Amendment and their own ethics policies. Plus, a discussion of the case for diversity in business, the question of whether you can bring your kids into the office and the ongoing debate over the North American Free Trade Agreement.