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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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NLRB Judge Clips Wings of Hooters' Workplace Policies

May 28, 2014
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No matter the situation, thorough investigations and maintaining a consistent story will save your bacon in many workplace lawsuits.
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Legal Poisons at Work

May 27, 2014
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The subtle way intent is communicated through behaviors like tone of voice, eye contact, facial expressions and body language, can diminish the productivity of others.


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What Do You Do When an Employee Fails a Background Check?

May 12, 2014
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What are common practices that employers follow when a current employee turns up with a failed background check? What are some instances that would or should result in termination and what are some violations that could be deemed acceptable?

 — Background Noise, HR associate, software/systems, New York


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Don't Ask Medical-Related Questions During Interviews

April 29, 2014
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Questions about medical conditions during interviews taints the entire process.
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Revisiting the Misnamed and Misunderstood Term 'Wage Theft'

April 24, 2014
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Most wage and hour mistakes are honest ones born out of a misunderstanding of the law, not a desire to cheat or steal from employees.
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