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Linda L. Holstein

Linda L. Holstein is a Minneapolis writer, trial lawyer, and veteran employment law attorney.

Linda L. Holstein is a Minneapolis writer, trial lawyer, and veteran employment law attorney. Holstein also mediates employment and business law disputes.

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The Risks of Talking Politics at Work

The Risks of Talking Politics at Work

Now that most companies have returned to a semblance of in-person work, including hybrid (on-site and remote) schedules, the problem of political speech—whether in the office, on Zoom calls, or
Deconstructing the Office Romance

Deconstructing the Office Romance

Very few workers look forward to Monday morning. One type of worker, however, feels exhilarated by the prospect of Monday: the one who’s having an affair with a co-worker. The
Wielding Generational Power

Wielding Generational Power

Visual Capitalist, an online global forecasting company, recently published its inaugural Generational Power Index (GPI), designed to measure the influence each generation has over society in the United States. To
Why Won’t We Take Vacations?

Why Won’t We Take Vacations?

As the American workforce plods toward 2022 and a hoped-for “return” to some kind of normalcy, employers in virtually every industry are revisiting their paid time-off policies. Especially after the
The Breadwinner Wife

The Breadwinner Wife

In a 2018 Business Insider article, “Breadwinning Woman Explains What It’s Like to Out-Earn Husband,” former Silicon Valley sales director Susie Moore noted the irony of women supposedly being embarrassed
Job Creators or Job Takers?

Job Creators or Job Takers?

What comes to mind when you hear the word “entrepreneur”? For many, that label conjures a vision of someone relatively young (mid-30s to mid-40s), male, white, and high-tech. Such as
Why Being Old Is New Again

Why Being Old Is New Again

Joseph R. Biden turned 78 years old on Nov. 20, exactly two months before being sworn in as president of the United States. Eighty-one million people of all ages voted
Can I Ask You a Question?

Can I Ask You a Question?

When Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to encourage factories to open their doors to women in the 1940s, she could not foresee that women would eventually
Revenge of the Remote-Worker Nerds

Revenge of the Remote-Worker Nerds

Introverts have historically suffered in corporate America, particularly during the last decade. Super-schmoozers, with their endless connections and carefully honed “personal brands,” seem to always get first dibs on the
Are You Being Recorded?

Are You Being Recorded?

In the movie Bombshell, based on the demise of former Fox News chief Roger Ailes, Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman) manages to get Ailes fired at the same time she forces Ailes