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Breathing Easier Over Workplace Misconduct

March 2, 2005
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The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act restores some power to employers in their efforts to manage investigations. Specifically, the act excludes “communications” to employers from outside investigative agencies from the restrictions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
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Companies Look to Protect Themselves as Employee Fraud Spreads

February 28, 2005
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With fraudulent conduct occurring at the highest levels and resulting in the fall of many corporate giants, companies have been scared straight, and are distancing themselves from employees.
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Oops, I Did It Again Ten Most Common Managerial Mistakes That Lead to Litigation

February 24, 2005
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Employers that fail to adopt and follow basic good management practices will substantially increase their risk of litigation and liability.
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The Spy Who Came Into the Court

January 13, 2005
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It’s up to the U.S. Supreme Court to say whether changed times justify a change in the rule of law that has governed contractual disputes between Uncle Sam and his espionage agents since the Civil War.
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Identifying and Preventing Employment Class Actions

August 19, 2004
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An attorney discusses what warning signs you should watch for and what steps to take now to avoid a lawsuit.
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Identifying and Preventing Employment Class Actions

August 19, 2004
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An attorney discusses what warning signs you should watch for and what steps to take now to avoid a lawsuit.
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The Life Cycle of a Twofer

May 28, 2004
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It's all too easy for an internal investigation into harassment or discrimination to become an opportunity for retaliation. And voila--two legal claims instead of one.
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The Legal Burden, Alas, Is Yours

January 30, 2004
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Employers now risk having every case turned into one in which juries will weigh irrelevant information and question business decisions.
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The Supreme Court's Workplace Docket

January 5, 2004
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The court will consider such issues as reverse age discrimination, ERISA's primacy over state-court lawsuits and the limits of existing sexual-harassment case law.
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Question Authority

September 18, 2003
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HR is bound on all sides by rules and laws. And, yes, you certainly need to be regarded by the leadership as a trusted partner in keeping the company on the right side of legalities. However, I would like to add this: Break as many rules as you can.
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