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Answers to Common Legal Questions

May 15, 2003
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A list of links to legal information from the federal government, the Workforce archive, and the law firm of Epstein, Becker, & Green (EBG).
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Corporate Fallout From Failed Marriages

February 27, 2003
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When one of your executives is in a bitter divorce, corporate information can find its way into the public record, sometimes to the embarrassment of the company.
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Gray Areas in Controlling Employee Lifestyles

January 29, 2003
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Can you refuse to hire someone who smokes? No. Can you ban beards in the office? That depends. Like most legal questions, many answers aren't black and white.
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High Court to test FMLA

November 28, 2002
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The Supreme Court will consider important workplace issues including the FMLA, and the definition of "damages."
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Training That Keeps Liability at Bay

August 8, 2002
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It is commonly believed that if you train your employees, the company is safe from lawsuits. But if training is ineffective, the company may find itself in trouble.
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Mistake-Proofing Your Company's Pregnancy Leave Policy

June 20, 2002
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The consequences of mistakes related to the Pregnancy Discrimination Act could include payments for lost wages, emotional stress, and potential punitive damages.
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A Legal Examination of Testing

May 21, 2002
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Pre-employment tests aren't infallible. Improperly handled, they can leave your company vulnerable to lawsuits.
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Mandatory Arbitration Takes a Hit -- but Lives

April 28, 2002
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Could the EEOC make an end run around mandatory arbitration? The Supreme Court said yes. But employers shouldn't give up hope.
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The New Year Brings Key Decisions for HR

January 31, 2002
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As the new year begins, it’s an auspicious time to review recent changes in employment law, and to look at new workplace legislation.
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The New Year Brings Key Decisions for HR

January 31, 2002
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As the new year begins, it’s an auspicious time to review recent changes in employment law, and to look at new workplace legislation.
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