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Legal Briefing: Decision on 'Transitory' Disabilities

April 9, 2014
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An employee may have an ADA-covered disability, even if the impairment is transitory or episodic in nature.
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The EEOC Gets Extreme With CVS Lawsuit

April 8, 2014
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What does one make of a recent lawsuit filed by the EEOC against CVS, claiming that a severance agreement it provided to three employees unlawfully restricted their rights?
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General Motors: Too Late for a Culture Shift?

April 7, 2014
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GM President Mary Barra expressed regret over the Cobalt’s safety issues; she stated that GM is now moving from a culture of cost containment to a culture of safety. 


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Workplace Gossip and the NLRB

April 7, 2014
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It’s okay to 'gossip' in the workplace, as long it’s not 'negative,' said the NLRB.
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Union, Maybe

April 6, 2014
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The future of labor-management relations is as complicated as ever.
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Sacred Grounds — for Lawsuits

April 6, 2014
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Religious discrimination claims have been on the rise recently, especially ones involving accommodation requests, legal experts say.
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The Legal ABCs of E-Recruiting

March 20, 2014
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Hiring practices carried out online might appear to be neutral at first glance, but they could have the unintended effect of excluding people.
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Nondisparaging Remarks

March 14, 2014
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Following these three tips will help you shore up your language to create nondisparagement clauses that you can actually rely upon.
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Legal Briefing: Cancer and Accommodations

March 12, 2014
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Once an employer has knowledge of an employee’s disability, it must engage in an interactive process with the employee to determine if a reasonable accommodation exists.
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The Dangers of Being Obtuse About Obesity

March 11, 2014
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Recent policy shifts from the American Medical Association and the EEOC are changing the way employers address obesity in the workplace.
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