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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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Bill Barring Firms From Requiring Applicant Passwords Awaits Governor's OK

April 11, 2012
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Calls have been growing for federal and state legislation that would bar employers from requiring access to job applicants' social media postings.
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Wisconsin Law Repeals Punitive, Compensatory Damages in Bias Cases

April 9, 2012
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The bill, which was supported by numerous business groups, was signed into law by the governor April 5, but not announced until April 6.
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PBGC Director Gotbaum Discusses New Retirement Plan Options

April 5, 2012
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'What we need to do is provide options so that, case by case—employer and employee—they have choices. … And I think that, actually, is an important part of the future,' Joshua Gotbaum told the National Press Club on April 3.
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To Email or Not to Email?

April 3, 2012
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Limiting an employee's digital access can decrease an employer's legal liability, attorney Jennifer F. DiMarco writes.
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