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Truck Driver Can Press Sex Discrimination Claim

April 13, 2010
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In its ruling, a Richmond, Virginia-based appeals court panel unanimously overturns the ruling of a lower court, which had dismissed the case, and remands it for trial.
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Using Exit Interviews to Protect Trade Secrets

April 8, 2010
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Exit interviews can and should be used to remind employees of their ongoing obligations related to the protection of the employer’s confidential information, and to attempt to determine whether the employee will abide by those obligations.
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Court Rules That Fired Worker Is Owed Comp Benefits

January 22, 2010
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The employer’s obligation to pay temporary total disability benefits continues until the employee’s medical condition stabilizes and he reaches maximum medical improvement, the Illinois Supreme Court says in Interstate Scaffolding Inc. v. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.
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No WARN for Layoffs at Non-Contiguous Facilities

November 13, 2009
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Employers are advised to review applicable WARN regulations—together with employee proximity, purpose and use of equipment—to assess WARN Act applications.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Get Better Information From Our Exit Interviews

September 27, 2009
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We have a low response rate on exit surveys and are updating the process by which we do them. What are the best practices surrounding exit surveys that yield high response?
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Another Downside of Downsizing Layoffs May Spark Defamation Suits

June 11, 2009
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Laid-off workers seeking financial relief are likely to increase the number of defamation claims filed against employers, employment law attorneys say. Liabilities may arise from job references, online comments.
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Federal Court Overturns Ruling in Employer Retaliation Suit

June 9, 2009
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In a decision hailed as a victory for employers, a federal appellate court ruled last week that only those who have been directly involved in protected activity under federal civil rights law, not others only associated with them, can file a retaliation claim.
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