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Is Political Speech Protected in the Workplace? Here’s What You Need to Know

Summary: The answer to the question of if political speech is protected in the workplace is “it depends.” Employment lawyers suggest checking your company’s policy regarding political speech, and reading up on state law where you work. Read more here.

Today’s Young Worker Is Stressed-Out and Anxious

Summary: “In its annual survey of students, the American College Health Association found a significant increase—to 62 percent in 2016 from 50 percent in 2011—of undergraduates reporting “overwhelming anxiety” in the previous year, the paper reports.” (Wilkie) Read more here.

CEO Secrets: ‘My billion pound company has no HR department’

Summary: Greg Jackson is the founder and CEO of Octopus Energy, a UK start-up valued at more than £1.4bn ($2bn), selling green energy. Despite now having more than 1,200 employees, he says he has no interest in traditional things like human resources (HR) and information technology (IT) departments. Read more here.