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Could you lose your job for testing positive for marijuana if you're a patient in Florida? Maybe

As Florida legislators consider passing laws this year to regulate the new and growing medical marijuana industry, employers in the state are still faced with mounting grey areas in how to handle employment policies related to drug use.There are more questions than answers for companies big and small, which enforce a drug-free workplace policy with their employees, said Greg Hearing, a shareholder with the Thompson, Sizemore, Gonzalez & Hearing law firm in Tampa. ...




How to Handle HR Issues as a Small Business

Human resource issues for small businesses are a world apart from the concerns a company like IBM or Apple might face in this field. For startups with few employees, human resource (HR) tasks and challenges are often a matter of a few brief conversations with the owner or supervisor. ...




Work And Family Struggles? Why Starting Your Own Business Really Is Possible

If you are having a hard time finding a work/life balance, it may be time to look at other career opportunities. One way to gain more control over your professional life may be to start your own business. This may allow you to work at home and during whatever hours are most convenient for you. ...




Tech Networking: 4 Great Ways to Market Your Tech Expertise

If you want to land your dream job in the information technology field, then you must learn to market yourself so that you appear that much more desirable to potential employers. Although you might not know how to get started when it comes to promoting your skills, the following tips can show you how to get started. ...




Professional Parents: How to Balance Your Business & Family Life

As a parent, there's an innate desire to do everything you can to provide for your children. At the same time, being a professional and a parent can be a major juggling act. There are times when you'll have more work than you can manage, but the kids need help. ...




Want To Inspire A Millennial Driven Workplace, Let Them Travel

The lack of employee engagement is a real issue in today’s workforce. Smart companies are finding unique ways to drive engagement and reinforce culture. In three short years millennials will make up 51% of the workforce. Millennials have different expectations about the world of work. ...




Office St. Patrick's Day How-To

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated throughout the world on March 17th to pay homage to the patron saint of Ireland, who is famous for his missionary work to help spread Christianity through Ireland. Traditionally the Irish holiday consisted of going to church, and pubs were closed for the day. ...




Most Employees Are More Productive When They Work Somewhere Other Than The Office

It’s possible that most of your employee’s are wasting time while at work. It’s not their fault, though. An open-floor office is a jungle full of distraction, and it can be hard to get anything done in a space like that.
 
A new survey of 2,600 hundred people found that 76 percent of people can do better work outside of the office! Flex Jobs, a job bored focused on finding employee’s remote jobs, cited that most people found the office too distracting and that interruptions from coworkers killed productivity. ...




Insensitive Coworkers: When to Involve Your Supervisor?

Troublesome coworkers come in all shapes and sizes; some make sexually inappropriate remarks, others’ use humor that may not be funny to all, and some are just outright rude.  The balance lies within determining when the issue can be solved with just yourself and the coworker, or when your supervisor may need to get involved. ...




What I wish I could tell my boss: 'I'm terribly envious of you'

As one of only a handful of female directors in a male-top-heavy company, I notice every time you get treated differently. I know not having a parking space when the male directors do frustrates you. I know you have to fight harder to be heard. I know you work to find the best in everyone. ...