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Fulfilling your obligations to clients or customers is only one aspect of running a successful business. You also have to hire and retain skilled workers who help you grow your business. Unfortunately, where there are people dealing with one another, the potential exists for significant conflicts.

You may hope to avoid interpersonal issues within the company through careful hiring practices. Still, no matter how cautious you may be, you could wind up dealing with allegations of sexual harassment or other significant claims.

It is worth it to remove toxic workers

If you have toxic workers and you're not sure what to do with them, some say the answer is simple: Fire them.

After all, according to one report, toxic workers make their fellow employees "54 times more likely to quit." And that's just if you have one of these toxic workers for every 20 people on your workforce. If you have more, it could make people even more likely to leave.

Accommodating employees with disabilities

There are several laws that protect disabled employees in the workplace. From the California Fair Employment and Housing Act to the Disabled Persons Act, these laws exist so that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as those without disabilities.

One such act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, specifies that employers must provide disabled employees with reasonable accommodations. But what are reasonable accommodations, and how can you make sure they’re enacted in your workplace?

1 million people enter the U.S. every day

Have you ever wondered just how many people cross U.S. borders every day? Some of them drive over at specified checkpoints. Others fly over and land at a multitude of airports all over the country. Still others come by ship.

When you add it all up, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security claims that about 1 million people come into the country every single day.

Looking at the breakdown of native and immigrant workers

Immigrants play a very important role in America's workforce, filling tens of thousands of jobs. Throughout U.S. history, they have always had a big impact on the economy, and that continues to be true today.

So, let's take a look at the breakdown of native workers and various immigrant workers:

  • Undocumented immigrant workers: 5%
  • Authorized immigrant workers: 12.1%
  • Native-born American workers: 82.9%

Innovation can never stop

The key to business success, at least prolonged success, is innovation. It can never stop. No matter how good a company's first or most popular product is, they have to keep striving to come up with new ideas that change the market yet again.

It's a tall order. But it's the best way to keep consumers engaged. It creates demand for your products. If all your company does is sell one item that has been the same forever, there's no reason for consumers to buy more. The demand tops out and sales decrease.

After inviting ICE, immigration activist arrested

When he was just 15 years old and still a child, a man came to the United States from Guatemala. That was 25 years ago. He's now 40 years old, and he has recently been arrested over his immigration status. He attempted to post bail and was denied.

There are a few interesting things about this case, starting with the fact that it took 25 years to arrest him and that he was a child when entered the United States. On top of that, he has become something of an activist over the years. He recently held a meeting to try to get both sides to open up communication with each other, and he invited ICE agents to the meeting.

Can you deny employees immediate vacation time?

You hire a new employee. However, it seems like it may not be a good fit after all when they come into your office during their first week on the job and ask to take some vacation time. You point out that your vacation plan tells them specifically that they cannot earn any paid time off for the initial six months with the company.

The employee is frustrated and tells you that you can't deny them vacation time. Is this true?

The importance of a company handbook

There are many things to consider when starting a new company. What type of company to form, how your company will beat competitors, what type of culture you want for your company, the list goes on. One very important piece of information your company needs is a handbook.

The company handbook holds protocol, business regulations and company standards. Especially with the #metoo movement and the increase in discrimination claims, companies need to be aware of issues that could arise and have guidelines in place for handling them.

Immigrants begin suing over detainment conditions

There has been a lot of talk about immigration detainment and the conditions of that detainment over the last few years, and one of the most recent developments is that some of those who are being held have decided to sue. They claim that the conditions are harsh and inhumane, violating their rights.

According to recent reports, the issues stem from detainment centers in both California and Colorado. Some of the complaints made by the immigrants include:

  • Saying that the authorities punish them by putting them into isolation.
  • Claiming that they do not get the recommended surgeries and medical treatment options that they need.
  • Saying that the government has failed to accommodate those with disabilities properly. For instance, one man said that he has to use American Sign Language because he is deaf, but no one gave him an interpreter; others claim that they need wheelchairs and have been denied when they requested them.
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