The U.S. workforce is getting older as more baby boomers (people born between 1945 and 1965) remain in the workforce longer than past generations. The workplace has changed a lot since these individuals got their first jobs. New technologies and social media have made their mark, and older employees may not be as tech-savvy as their younger counterparts. Guess what happens when those “youngsters” are also the boss?

Younger managers supervising more seasoned employees can be a recipe for workplace tensions, and sometimes litigation. A recent webinar from Littler Mendelson, “New Challenges Avoiding Claims of Age Discrimination: How Generation X Bosses Manage an Aging Workforce,” explains how those in Generation X (those born between 1966 and 1985) and baby boomers can work together without sowing conflict, or worse, a lawsuit under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

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