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Discrimination Liability Case Off Supreme Court Docket

April 19, 2007
A closely watched discrimination case that the Supreme Court had been scheduled to hear April 18 has been withdrawn, leaving unresolved, for the moment, the question of whether a company can be held liable for discrimination by a subordinate supervisor, even if a higher-ranking official makes an employment decision unaware of the alleged bias.
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Senator Introduces Workplace Violence Plan

April 17, 2007
The Survivors’ Empowerment and Economic Security Act would allow 30 days of leave for victims of domestic violence in the workplace so that they can appear in court, seek legal assistance and secure their homes and families.
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HSA Embezzling Case Is a Heads-Up for Employers

April 16, 2007
In what is likely the first prosecution of health savings account fraud, the case exemplifies the caution benefits administrators must exercise when hiring third-party administrators to manage health care assets.
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Dunn Avoids Prison in HP Scandal

March 14, 2007
A California state judge has dismissed charges of fraud against former Hewlett-Packard non-executive chairman Patricia Dunn for her role in the spying scandal that rocked Silicon Valley and sent shockwaves through boardrooms nationwide.
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