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When Crisis Strikes

November 2, 2011
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Just imagine you've got a new job. You've been hired following a major business crisis. Your responsibility: Make sure that a similar catastrophe never happens again. The recently selected CEO and her team need your advice and leadership. They will sign on to your plan. That's the deal.
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Appeals Court Allows FMLA Suit Against American Medical Association

October 31, 2011
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According to the decision, because of the economic downturn, the AMA decided to eliminate the position of Peter Friedman, the communications campaign manager, because his responsibilities had drastically changed.
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Teacher Alleges Retaliation by School District for Giving Newspaper Interview

October 21, 2011
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A Long Island, New York, elementary school teacher has filed a lawsuit claiming her former employers tarnished her reputation and fired her after she gave an interview to a local newspaper.
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Deceased Truck Driver’s Estranged Wife Entitled to Survivor Benefits

October 14, 2011
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The appellate court’s decision in Sifford v. Sifford et al. reverses a ruling from the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission.
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Court Rules in Favor of Workers’ Comp for Nurse Injured While Glancing at Cellphone While Driving

October 10, 2011
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A nurse who momentarily glanced down at her cellphone to see if her employer was calling is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for injuries suffered in an automobile accident, the Court of Appeals of Virginia has ruled.
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Insurers Contend Medical Marijuana Should not get Workers’ Comp Funding

October 6, 2011
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Last week, legislation that would prohibit auto insurers from funding claims for medical marijuana was passed by Michigan’s Senate Judiciary Committee and is expected to go before the full state Senate, an Insurance Institute of Michigan spokeswoman said.
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Video Interviewing Cuts Costs, but Bias Worries Linger

October 5, 2011
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One recruiter says that since incorporating online interviews she has cut spending from about $10,000 per search to roughly $500. Yet an employment lawyer advises clients to proceed with caution when using it.
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NFL’s Detroit Lions Support Michigan’s Proposed Workers’ Comp Reforms

October 4, 2011
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The legislation takes aim at a loophole in the National Football League’s collective bargaining agreement, which allows players to file workers’ compensation claims in states where their teams are not based. In particular, California law allows players to make a claim in California if they have played at least one game in the state.
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NLRB Issues Employee Notification Rule

September 28, 2011
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Private-sector employers with workplaces under NLRB jurisdiction (all but the smallest companies) will be required to post the employee rights notice on bulletin boards in the same area that other notices are typically posted. The rollout has been postponed until Jan. 31, 2012.
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Foul-ups Trump Safeguards in UBS Scandal

September 27, 2011
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In the aftermath of such blatantly avoidable foul-ups, can you recall a single instance when outside analysts concluded that systems and processes had not been put in place or learning had not been delivered? I can't. It's the failure to act in line with all of these safeguards that's the issue.
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