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Dear Workforce Do People Offer Only One Kind of Noncompete

September 7, 2011
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As employees have varying degrees of access to company information and exposure to clients, your company may find it necessary to use two, three, or even more types of noncompete agreements.
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Adecco Announces Plan to Acquire Drake Beam Morin

July 26, 2011
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The company says the acquisition will expand its geographic reach and give it a leading position in the United Kingdom, Canada and Brazil.
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Job Cuts vs. the "War for Talent"

July 20, 2011
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Longtime Safety Policy Trumps Workers Personal Needs

July 15, 2011
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court said state law does not require employers to change legitimate business policies to assist employees in meeting personal obligations.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Use Performance Tools to Assess Applicants With Special Needs?

May 3, 2011
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Individuals with special needs (English as a second language, intellectual delays, mental health issues) constitute an ever-increasing proportion of our applicants. Which performance-assessment tools are available to help us screen these individuals in the most objective way?
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Attendance Policies Come Into Question After FMLA Ruling

March 31, 2011
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Trying to be flexible when working with employees requesting leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act may put employers at risk for unscheduled absences and even lawsuits, especially with intermittent leave situations.
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What ICE's Latest Round of 1,000 Audits Means to a Business

March 25, 2011
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Much is potentially at stake, and employers that did not receive a notice should take advantage of their good fortune and ensure that they are in compliance with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement now.
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Nine Tips for Avoiding Gender Discrimination

March 6, 2011
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The tips include establishing a clear policy and making a concerted effort to hire a diversified workforce.
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How Employers Can Avoid Gender Discrimination Charges

March 6, 2011
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One lawyer says to have an effective policy and to keep it simple. But employers must move beyond merely having a policy, observers say.
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Gender Bias Claims Not Slowing Down

March 6, 2011
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Employer policies help, but rising awareness fuels complaints.
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