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NLRB Judge Clips Wings of Hooters' Workplace Policies

May 28, 2014
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No matter the situation, thorough investigations and maintaining a consistent story will save your bacon in many workplace lawsuits.
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Apparently, Noncompetes Don't Need to be Signed to be Enforced

May 22, 2014
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As these cases illustrate, when an employee acts egregiously courts are willing to overlook things like as whether a non-compete was conventionally, or even actually, signed.
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What Do You Do When an Employee Fails a Background Check?

May 12, 2014
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What are common practices that employers follow when a current employee turns up with a failed background check? What are some instances that would or should result in termination and what are some violations that could be deemed acceptable?

 — Background Noise, HR associate, software/systems, New York


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Federal Court Sends Strong Signal to EEOC in Dismissal of Credit Check Case

April 10, 2014
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This case is less about whether credit histories disparately impact African Americans than it is about how the EEOC chose to prove its case.
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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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