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SAP Acquires Contingent Staffing Tech Firm Fieldglass

March 26, 2014
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SAP says the acquisition helps provide for consistent, total workforce management.


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Please, Please, Please Be Careful What you Email

March 25, 2014
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Nothing good comes from putting statements like 'too bad he’s male' in emails, or text messages, or voice mails, or any other form of communication.
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EEOC Issues New Guidance on Religious Dress and Grooming in the Workplace

March 11, 2014
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Employers should train managers and employees that the law may require making a religious exception to an employer’s otherwise uniformly applied, and facially neutral, dress or grooming rules, practices, or preferences.
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Can You Have a One-Person Reduction-in-Force?

February 18, 2014
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It does not make a difference if the layoff includes one employee or 100 employees, provided that those eliminated are not replaced.
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Is Regular Attendance an Essential Job Function? It Depends.

February 3, 2014
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As a court recently pointed out, regular attendance is important in any job. Important, however, does not always equate to essential.
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Receiving a Requested Transfer as an Adverse Employment Action

January 15, 2014
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Is a transfer to the very same position, for which, just nine months earlier, an employee had applied, an 'adverse employment action' sufficient to support a claim of discrimination? Amazingly, the 6th Circuit answered, 'Yes.'
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Blackballing as Retaliation

January 9, 2014
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Refusing to hire someone who filed a lawsuit claiming a violation of the FLSA or Title VII is illegal retaliation.
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Workplace-Related Class-Action Lawsuits Still Hinge on Wal-Mart Case: Report

January 7, 2014
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The 2011 ruling of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes continued to have a wide-ranging impact on virtually all class actions pending in federal and state courts throughout the country in 2013 cases.


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Social Media Background Checks as Discrimination

November 25, 2013
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Train an employee who is insulated from the hiring process to do your social media searches, scrub all protected information, and provide a sanitized report to those responsible for making the hiring decision.


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Are Graduate Assistants Employees or Students?

November 21, 2013
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The status of a graduate assistant must be analyzed based on the 'economic realities' of each individual.


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