Sex-based harassment in any aspect of employment is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 2,945 charges were filed in Virginia in fiscal year 2016. Of those, 1,069 charges were on the basis of race, and […]

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If you make a mistake when shooting a music video, a short film or even a big-budget movie, you can work around it. Good special effects, a big post-production budget and clever editing can conceal a lot. Make a mistake when shooting a product video? Viewers will notice. Click here to read […]

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There was a time when American schools, like American offices, were drab and stuffy places. But things are changing. As the office has evolved to allow a more creative and collaborative workplace, many educators have taken note, bringing those same features to classrooms, school libraries, lunchrooms and other common areas. Click here […]

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A distillery will open in Hyattsville sometime next year.Sangfroid Distilling will make brandy, whiskey and the classic Dutch version of gin, known as genever, in a space to the right of the TESST building on Route 1 in Hyattsville’s historic downtown.The distillery is the project of two brothers-in-law, Nate Groenendyk and Jeff Harner. The two […]

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According to Blake Zalcberg, president of OFM, when designing or redesigning a workplace, it is important to consider how the space will affect both the employees and clients. It has the power to encourage drive and manipulate communication within the office whilst being the first impression most people gain of the company. […]

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When running a business, it’s the things you can’t see that determine your success: your company’s culture and values, a smart business model, employees who are competent and driven. Farther down the list is your actual office. Click here to read the full story by Blake Zalcberg, president of Continue Reading

Hyattsville’s Arts District feels a lot artsier lately.In recent weeks, two loosely related efforts have started to transform the area around the historic downtown along Route 1 with new murals, painted walls of buildings, and art-related events. Urban Investment Partners, a D.C.-based developer that hopes to build an apartment and retail complex in the area, […]

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A large-sized company recently asked me to help them pick some trendy new office furniture that would attract millennial workers. If only it were that easy. As the head of a family-run furniture manufacturer and distributor, it would be great for my business if everyone had to go buy all new desks and chairs every […]

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One Washington, D.C., area case study is Trilogy at Lake Frederick—a community for ages 55 and up located in the Shenandoah Valley a mere 90 minutes away from the nation’s capitol. This upscale, resort-style community rests on the 117-acre Lake Frederick and includes a 36,000-square-foot club with an athletic center and a farm-to-table […]

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How does the First Amendment protect you in an employment situation when you express your political views? Tom Spiggle of the Spiggle Law Firm spoke with CNN’s Michaela Pereira to talk about what the law says. Click here for the full tory. Click here for the full story.

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The new Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 received royal assent on June 1st, and expands previous legislation to include, among other things, “a child’s or young person’s race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, family diversity, disability, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.” Russell Alexander, author […]

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Individuals will likely have little leverage to negotiate contracts with bigger companies such as Uber, says Tom Spiggle who founded the Spiggle Law Firm. However, it is possible to draft up a contract when working with smaller companies. He recommends Yelp, Avvo and Nolo for finding a lawyer to help review contracts. […]

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For Russell Alexander, the dignity of the people, their emotional stability and the importance of the family members in children and youth are transcendental to build a better society. He has also recently given his expert opinion about how the new Ontario law could affect custody battles over transgender kids. It should be mentioned that […]

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When white nationalists marched with torches at the University of Virginia on Friday night, many did so without hiding their identities. Then a Twitter user called out one of the men later identified as Cole White, who was an employee at the California fast food chain “Top Dog”. White later voluntarily resigned.“I think the employer […]

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Phillis Rambsy, a partner with the Spiggle Law Firm, spoke to Fox 5 DC on whether you can legally be fired from your job for being racist. Click here for the full story.

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