Berkley sinks its battleship

Be careful what you ask for as the saying goes.  The push is on in American society to neutralize all things gender OR at least all things male.  Just last week, Berkly pushed forth a Board resolution to change certain words (manhole, manpower, she, he, his, her) to more neutral terms.  Changing the prefix “man” Read more about Berkley sinks its battleship[…]

Should school principals have podcasts and other social media accounts?

I got one and you probably have one too.  Social media is everywhere and in this day and age, it is probably a necessary evil if you want to get the word out.  That being said, school principals should be extremely careful if they decide to pursue these new world technologies.   Risk lurks everywhere. Free Read more about Should school principals have podcasts and other social media accounts?[…]

Should you offer pot at office parties? A different look at marijuana.

Prop 64 is all the talk these days and for good reason, marijuana users carry with them a certain stereotype that, well Spicoli, makes it hard to take them seriously.   While most risk managers are busy tackling the issue of coming to work high and using it in the office, a simple issue akin to Read more about Should you offer pot at office parties? A different look at marijuana.[…]

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The one thing you need to engage in the interactive process

One thing is for sure, the interactive process is a bear that everyone hates to wrestle.  Without the right tools that bear will beat you every time.   And while you don’t need a truck load of tools to deal with the bear, you certainly must have one single multi-purpose tool and that tool is…. The Read more about The one thing you need to engage in the interactive process[…]

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English learners must be timely and accurately identified says the Supreme Court

Recently the Supreme Court ruled on a case that has impact for all school districts in the State of California – Lau v Nichols.  One of the outcomes was that school districts must have procedures in place to accurately and timely identify English learners.  The catchphrase is “accurately.”  It is important to note that it Read more about English learners must be timely and accurately identified says the Supreme Court[…]

The EEOC vs. DFEH. Do you know the difference?

Since the passage of AB2053, there has been a renewed interest in sexual harassment training and reporting.  One of the biggest questions I get when doing training is – why is there two choices for victims of sexual harassment when it comes to filing a complaint?  Many people just don’t know.  So, what’s the difference? Read more about The EEOC vs. DFEH. Do you know the difference?[…]

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