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Fired Employee Admits to Hacking Gucci

July 18, 2012
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Just before his trial was to begin, Sam Chihlung Yin pleaded guilty to an attack that cost the luxury goods maker about $200,000.
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Associational Retaliation Is Not the FMLA's Peanut Butter Cup

July 5, 2012
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The Family Medical Leave Act and Title VII do not combine like chocolate and peanut butter to create an associational retaliation FMLA claim.
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Layoffs at HP—a New Beginning or the Beginning of the End?

May 30, 2012
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For decades, Hewlett-Packard had a proud culture of respecting employees and investing in research and development. That ethos has been eroding for years now.
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The FMLA and the Honest Belief Rule: Monitoring Leave of Absence Abuse

May 10, 2012
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I am not suggesting that you surveil every employee who takes leave from your workplace. Without a good faith belief supporting the surveillance, a court could conclude that your actions are unlawful.
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State Court Upholds Gay Employee's Hostile Work Environment Claim

May 7, 2012
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Said one attorney, 'This is the first appellate-level case in the country that extends hostile work environment (claims) to the area of sexual orientation.'
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Woman Fired for Fertilization Treatments Will Test Bounds of Title VII's Ministerial Exception

April 30, 2012
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This case will be fascinating to follow, much more so for the religious implications than for the pregnancy discrimination implications.
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Court: Worker Not Entitled to Free Speech Protections During Employment Duties

April 24, 2012
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An issue in the case was the U.S. Supreme Court's 2006 ruling in Garcetti vs. Ceballos, in which the high court held that 'government employers, like private employers, need a significant degree of control over their employees' words, and actions; without it, there would be little chance for the efficient provision of public services.'
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Survey: Health Care Reform Splits Employers

March 26, 2012
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Forty percent of employers want the high court, which is hearing oral arguments this week on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to strike down the 2010 law. Still, employers are far from being united in favor of repealing it.
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