Saturday, August 23, 2014
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Staying out of trouble at work

Usually, by the time employment lawyer Patricia Barasch sees her clients, they are in trouble. But, she said, there is a lot employees can do to avoid trouble on the job.

Staying out of trouble at work

Usually, by the time employment lawyer Patricia Barasch sees her clients, they are in trouble. But, she said, there is a lot employees can do to avoid trouble on the job. 

Over the next few days, I'm going to pass on hints from Barasch, who, besides practicing law in Moorestown with her partner Richard Schall, heads the National Employment Lawyers Association, a professional group for lawyers who specialize in representing individual employees.  

Here's the first hint, and the most obvious one: "Do your job and do it well," Barasch said. "You don't want to give your employer an excuse to get rid of you."

To read my profile of Barasch, click here.

Jane M. Von Bergen Inquirer Staff Writer
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Jobbing covers the workplace – employment, unemployment, management, unions, legal issues, labor economics, benefits, work-life balance, workforce development, trends and profiles.

Jane M. Von Bergen writes about workplace issues for the Inquirer.

Married to a photographer she met at her college newspaper, Von Bergen has been a reporter since fourth grade, covering education, government, retailing, courts, marketing and business. “I love the specific detail that tells the story,” she says.

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Jane M. Von Bergen Inquirer Staff Writer
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