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Rocky road for SEC climate initiative

While questions abound as to their final form, the Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to adopt some version of ambitious climate disclosure rules proposed last month. And whatever their final form, securities experts say the forthcoming regulatory regime promises ...

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Identifying employee fraud

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“That wouldn’t happen here! My accounting team would catch it. My employees are like family!” No one likes to think their employees would steal from them, but nearly two out of three businesses have been victims of employee fraud, reports ...

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Addressing hate symbols in the workplace

Hate symbols create a hostile work environment. Offensive imagery may include swastikas, confederate flags, 14/88 numerology, nooses, or other hostile slogans that target someone’s race or identity. Employees who are subjected to hate symbols in the workplace may have grounds ...

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Case reveals limits to ADA protections

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from discriminating against someone because of their disability. Under the ADA, an employer is expected to make reasonable accommodations that would allow the employee to perform the essential functions of a job. ...

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