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Our readers and friends often ask "what do we think is really important from the deluge of developments in employment law, OSHA, NLRB, EEO and litigation?" With a request to "keep it short!" We also get questions about what are we reading, watching and listening to that is worth sharing and relevant to work. So here is my January 21 update.

Safety Professionals do a fine job of determining the “root causes” or “contributing factors” of incidents in order to prevent the next accident. Executives might apply this analysis to employee performance issues.

Of necessity, employers often analyze performance and attitude problems from the standpoint of ensuring that a termination is legally defensible. Let’s shift our focus and try to determine the contributing factors to employee performance or judgment issues, and start with an often-overlooked contributing factor … employee fatigue.

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