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Retaliation or Awkward Timing?

July 11, 2014
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If you are going to terminate an employee on the heels of protected activity, you best have all of your ducks in a row.
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What the ADA Says About Employee Medical Information and Social Media

July 8, 2014
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Employees need to be very careful when discussing a co-worker’s health on social media. And, employers need to train their employees about the ADA’s confidentiality rules and the extension of these rules to the 24/7 world of social media.
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EEOC Transforms a $1.39 Bag of Chips Into a $180,000 Settlement

July 7, 2014
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When the accommodation is so trivial (a $1.39 bag of chips), employers should strongly consider making the accommodation for an employee’s medical situation regardless of the scenario.
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Will Hobby Lobby Decision Give Title VII Fits?

July 1, 2014
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What about Title VII and the other ant-discrimination laws? Hobby Lobby does not answer these questions and leaves them to lower courts to interpret in future cases.
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Legal Briefing: Workers' Lips Can't be Sealed on Wages, Working Conditions

July 1, 2014
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Employers cannot maintain employee confidentiality rules that prohibit the discussion of personnel information involving wages and other working conditions.
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The Hazy Issue of Marijuana in the Workplace

June 30, 2014
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Even with legalized pot laws on the books in 20 states, it’s still unclear how medical and recreational marijuana fits into workplace drug and alcohol policies.
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How Many Pre-Employment Medical Exams Does the ADA Permit?

June 30, 2014
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The answer is as many as reasonably necessary to determine whether the employee can perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.
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What, Their Worries? More Feds, Expenses and Social Media

June 30, 2014
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A recent study identified the top business-related litigation trends and concerns from 2013.
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Hold the Onion(head): What Is a 'Religion' Under Title VII?

June 16, 2014
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According to the EEOC, one company required its employees to participate in a 'belief system' that the defendants’ family member created, called “Onionhead.”
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Time to Tackle Telecommuting

June 12, 2014
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Telecommuting raises enough unique issues under the ADA and the FLSA that inattentive employers that ignore these issues risk getting burned.
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