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Emergency Room Physician is Independent Contractor, Cannot Pursue Bias Claims: Court

October 31, 2012
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Glascock charged that throughout her relationship with the group she was subjected to ongoing sexual harassment by other group physicians, including being called a “princess,” “cutie” and “babe,” as well as disparaging remarks about pregnancy.
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Temp Workers Sue Wal-Mart, Staffing Firms

October 23, 2012
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A group of Illinois workers filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and two staffing firms — QPS Employment Group Inc. and Labor Ready - Midwest Inc. — claiming they didn't receive pay for all hours worked and didn't receive employment and wage notices as required by law, according to the complaint in the lawsuit.
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Criminal Background Checks Remain on the EEOC's Radar

September 12, 2012
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If you are considering using arrest or conviction records to aid in your hiring decisions, do not do so without a reason connecting the offense to the job, and without the input of employment counsel versed on these issues.
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Accommodating Religions Starts at Home (A Love Story)

August 29, 2012
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Employers seem to have forgotten how to accommodate, and people are quick to lay blame at the feet of companies. Yet, teaching how to accommodate starts at home.
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Trucking Company Settles EEOC Racial Discrimination Lawsuit for $120,000

August 7, 2012
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A defunct trucking company hired 38 white dock workers at its Newton, North Carolina facility in April 2011, purposefully overlooking six equally qualified African-American applicants for the positions on the basis of their race.
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Court Dismisses Discrimination Suit Filed by Christian School Teacher

August 7, 2012
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The federal district court ruling said the court had stayed briefing on St. Peter's motion to dismiss the case pending the Supreme Court's decision.
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Men Get Prison, Must Repay $5 Million for Defrauding Staffing Firms

July 31, 2012
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The incidents occurred from October 2002 to February 2005, according to the indictment in the case.
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Does Your Social Media Policy Educate About Being 'Profersonal?'

July 30, 2012
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The takeaway might simply be that employers remind their employees to 'be professional' online, and that businesses will hold employees accountable for what they post that could cast the company in a bad light.
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SEC Names Insider Trading Suspect in Staffing Firm Deal

July 27, 2012
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Ladislav 'Larry' Schvacho made approximately $511,000 in illicit profits using insider information, the Securities and Exchange Commission reported.
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Swapping Shifts and Religious Accommodation

July 26, 2012
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If you are planning on rejecting an employee's request for a shift change as a religious accommodation, you must be able to support the claim of hardship with facts.
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