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Pot Laws Facing High Court Scrutiny?

December 18, 2012
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Nothing is on the U.S. Supreme Court docket yet but with recent passage of liberal marijuana-use laws, a case could fire up justices.
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Headed to Work in Washington State? Don't Fire Up That Bong Just Yet …

December 14, 2012
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Despite voter approval liberalizing pot laws in two states, state marijuana laws haven't taken away an employer's right to maintain a drug-free workplace, especially as mandated by the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 for companies with federal grants or contracts.
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New Pot Laws? No Worries

December 14, 2012
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Following voter approval of recreational marijuana use in Washington state and Colorado, one employment lawyer nevertheless recommends making any necessary revisions to company drug policies so no gray areas exist between state and federal law.
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Oracle, CedarCrestone Legal Battles Heat Up

December 4, 2012
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The former Oracle partner says the lawsuit signals a 'broader war on competition' against the third-party support industry.
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Gay-Rights Advocates Urge Employers Not to Be in a Hurry to Drop Domestic-Partner Benefits

September 24, 2012
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Although same-sex marriage is legal in some states, 'It's not as straightforward as one might think,' says Deena Fidas of the Human Rights Campaign. Opposite-sex and same-sex marriage are still not an 'apples-to-apples comparison,' she says.
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Middle-Income Americans Wing It on Financial Decisions

September 18, 2012
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About 67 percent of people with household annual income between $30,000 and $100,000 have made at least one 'really bad financial decision.' Those stumbles cost families an average $23,000.
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Are Your Policies Updated to Account for Ohio's New Ban on Texting While Driving?

September 4, 2012
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Remind employees that texting while driving is not only against the law, but also against company policy. Your insurance carriers, and, believe it or not, your employees and their families, will thank you.
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Financial Whistle-blowers: A New Employment Law Challenge

August 29, 2012
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Employers should seriously consider all allegations of wrongdoing and proactively attempt to avoid litigation in the first instance. These goals can be achieved by coordinating human resources and compliance programs.
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Feds Formally Delay ICD-10 Deadline

August 29, 2012
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The federal government formally delayed the compliance date for new codes used by healthcare providers to classify diseases and health problems until October 1, 2014.
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