In an election year, political talk in the workplace is inevitable, but certain speech about the 2016 race could present particular issues. We consider the topic in this special section. Also in recent years, companies’ use of independent contractors has drawn increasing scrutiny. Read about employers’ options for risk mitigation. Lastly, workplace wellness programs have grown popular, but the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has waged challenges over some. Why? Read on.

Election 2016 and the Water Cooler
Legal issues surrounding political speech in the workplace take center stage this year.