Couri Hay Creative Public Relation shows Marianne Bertuna, right and Arthur Aidala.
Bertuna was an intern and then an associate in AidalaÂs small New York law firm, starting in 1997.
"I told them, 'You guys have to stop this, or someone's going to have to find another job,' " Musovic recalls. On another occasion, Musovic fired an employee who wrote unwanted love letters to a co-worker.
Jacqueline Breslin, an executive with HR provider Tri Net, is fielding more questions from businesses that want to know how to handle employees dating.
Some owners might be tempted to ban employee relationships altogether.Problems can also arise when employees want to date clients or vendors.Those relationships have the potential for conflicts-of-interest as well as harassment issues.Ashley Hunter's dating policy rules out relationships between her eight staffers and vendors of HM Risk Group, an insurance company based in Austin."If you're in a billion-dollar business, you can weather those problems, but I can't," she says.more This photo provided by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles shows the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.The Jeep Wrangler is an off-road-focused SUV that offers a manual transmission for buyers who want to shift their own gears.But a heightened awareness about sexual harassment means small-business owners can get more anxious when employees start dating.Many owners have consulted with employment attorneys or human resources professionals since the accusations against movie executive Harvey Weinstein in November.Some owners have created or updated their policies on dating and sexual harassment, and they're making sure staffers know the rules and to speak up if they feel harassed.Bosses who in the past just watched with interest as a relationship blossomed are being proactive, telling couples that if the romance sours, both people are expected to behave appropriately.