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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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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Challenges EEOC Over 'Unreasonable' Enforcement Tactics

June 12, 2014
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According to the Chamber, its analysis of the EEOC’s enforcement and litigation strategies “reveals an agency which often advances questionable enforcement tactics and legal theories.”
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EEOC Cracks Down on Employer’s "English Only" Rule

June 10, 2014
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If you intend to enforce an English-only rule, make sure you can justify the nexus between English fluency and job performance.
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A Black and Blue Lawsuit: Tiffany & Co. Sued for Race Discrimination

June 4, 2014
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It doesn't look good if only 0.5 percent of your managers are African American when you're defending a race-discrimination case.
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Legal Briefing: NLRB Answers Don't Answer That

June 3, 2014
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Employers may not generally discipline an employee union delegate for advising an employee during an investigative interview.
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Employers Beware: EEOC Stepping Up Disability Discrimination Enforcement

June 2, 2014
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Ten of the 22 lawsuits filed or settlements reached by the EEOC in May included allegations of disability discrimination. That’s a .455 batting average, which is none too shabby in anyone’s book.
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