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SHRM Survey: Fewer Employers Conducting Credit, Criminal Checks of Job Applicants

July 25, 2012
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The survey also found that an applicant's negative credit information is not a barrier to hiring, with 80 percent of the respondents saying they hired an individual with a poor credit report.
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Disability Services Provider Sued for, What Else, Disability Discrimination

July 18, 2012
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Apparently, 'you should know better' carries over to the world of employment law. The EEOC has filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against Pace Solano, a California disability services provider.
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The Season of the Witch? The ADA and Seasonal Affective Disorder

July 16, 2012
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If an employee asks for an office with a view, do not necessarily write him or her off as a complaining, high-maintenance pain-in-the-you-know-what.
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The Season of the Witch? The ADA and Seasonal Affective Disorder

July 13, 2012
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If an employee asks for an office with a view, do not necessarily write him or her off as a complaining, high-maintenance pain-in-the-you-know-what.
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Contingent Overcompliance

July 13, 2012
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Excessive fear regarding the misclassification of workers and resulting liability can lead organizations to distance themselves unnecessarily from contractors and temps. The result is bad for both companies and contingents.
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Top 5 HR Compliance Concerns for Small Business

July 11, 2012
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Security Guards Awarded $89.7M in Rest-Break Class Action

July 10, 2012
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At issue in the litigation was that guards were given 'on-duty' breaks during which they were required to keep their cellphones or pagers on.
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Q&A With Jay Krueger: Evaluating Medical Marijuana Policies

June 7, 2012
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Jay Krueger is chief strategy and client services officer at PMSI Inc., providing overall strategic direction for the Tampa, Florida-based provider of pharmacy benefit management services, medical equipment, home health care and case settlement services. In a recent interview with Workforce Management sister publication Business Insurance senior editor Roberto Ceniceros, Krueger said the evaluation of medical marijuana as a way to alleviate pain warrants that employers consider their policies on the issue.
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Medical Marijuana Use Not Protected by ADA: Appeals Court

May 23, 2012
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The lawsuit was brought by severely disabled plaintiffs who said conventional medications had not alleviated the pain caused by their impairments
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