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Randstad to Pay $60,000 in EEOC Suit

May 10, 2012
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The settlement also requires the international staffing firm to modify its anti-discrimination policy and amend its nationwide employment law compliance training
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Wal-Mart to Pay $4.8M in Back Wages for Fair Labor Standards Act Violations

May 2, 2012
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The Labor Department said under terms of the settlement, Wal-Mart has agreed to pay all back wages the department determined are owed for violations in addition to paying liquidated damages to the employees and a penalty to the department.
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Honestly, We Didn't Discriminate

May 2, 2012
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If you want to be able to argue that your honest belief justifies your decision, you better be able to support your claim.
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EEOC Sets New Guidance on Criminal Background Checks Under Title VII

April 26, 2012
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This enforcement guidance is required reading for any business that takes arrest or conviction records into consideration in any employment decision.
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EEOC Pronounces Protections for Transgendered Workers

April 25, 2012
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The EEOC and I disagree on a lot. Yet, on this issue, we are on the same page.
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EEOC Updates Guidance on Use of Arrest, Conviction Records in Employment Decisions

April 25, 2012
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The Society for Human Resource Management said in a statement it 'is pleased that the guidance does not appear to impose a one-size-fits-all set of rules on employers and seems to take into consideration that every employer will have different needs and concerns in the use of criminal background checks in hiring.'
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'Eat Shop Sleep' Underscores Importance of Proactively Addressing Wage/Hour Issues

April 24, 2012
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I remain convinced, as I've pointed out before, that I can walk into any company and find a wage-and-hour violation.
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'The Bachelor' as Discrimination? Publicity Stunt Lawsuit Undermines Legitimate Claims

April 20, 2012
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Does 'The Bachelor' skew white? Absolutely. Are there other reality shows that skew black, or Latino, or gay? You bet.
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Retirement Savings Tax Breaks Safe—for Now

April 17, 2012
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At a House hearing, neither Dems nor Republicans seemed eager to tinker with main selling point of 401(k)s and IRAs.
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Contingent Workers Settle Suit in California

April 16, 2012
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The court was notified of the settlement last month, but the suit was first filed in July 2011. It sought to represent all contingent employees who worked at both PrO and Juniper in California.
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