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Senate Moves to Abolish the CFPB

Background Checks

It is short and sweet— barely two pages long. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and four other senators introduced a bill that would repeal Title X in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. By repealing it, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) would literally disappear. The final line of what’s being called the “Repeal CFPB Act” actually says that it will be “as if the Act had not been enacted.”

Lawmakers Stand in the Way of Marijuana Election Results

Legalizing Marijuana

As you undoubtedly already know, voters in several states have decided to make marijuana legal in some shape or form over the last couple of years. In some states, only medical marijuana is legal, and only oils and edibles are available. Others have fully legalized pot for recreational use, and business is booming. A report by Arcview Market Research found that cannabis consumers spent more than $6.9 billion – yes BILLION – on legal marijuana-related purchases in 2016.

But it is not all smooth sailing. Lawmakers in several states are doing everything they can to delay, or derail, many of the new laws.

Amtrak Engineer's Post-Accident Drug Test Showed Marijuana, Opioids

Drug Testing

In the early morning of April 3, 2016, in clear weather conditions, an Amtrak locomotive engineered by 47-year-old Alex Hunter slammed into a backhoe on the tracks, killing two veteran Amtrak employees. There were 341 passengers and 7 crew-members aboard Train 89 traveling from New York City to Savannah. Among the passengers, 35 were transported to local hospitals in Chester, PA with non-life-threatening injuries.

When the Boss is a Bully

Workplace Violence

Workplace bullies not only make your time on the job miserable, but new studies show this behavior can also be toxic to your life and relationships outside of work.

According to data from the Workplace Bullying Institute, more than a third of American workers claim they have been victimized. Research also shows that the targets of bullying can even suffer from post-traumatic stress.

The 7 Facets of Employee Engagement

Leadership

I'm a subject matter expert on the topic of workplace bullying, and that means being an expert in everything opposite of workplace bullying. I eradicate workplace bullying for my clients by helping them replace bullying with a positive workplace culture and engaged employees. When employees are engaged, when you have a positive workplace, then you do not have workplace bullying.