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Chicago NLRB OKs Northwestern University Football Players’ Petition to Unionize

March 27, 2014
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University attorneys, who have vowed to appeal the ruling, have 14 days to file. 


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'Motorboating' Equals a $567K Harassment Verdict

March 26, 2014
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Harassment is harassment, whether its a male-on-female, or female-on-male. As long as the harassment is 'because of sex,' it’s illegal.
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Please, Please, Please Be Careful What you Email

March 25, 2014
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Nothing good comes from putting statements like 'too bad he’s male' in emails, or text messages, or voice mails, or any other form of communication.
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It's Still Illegal Not to Hire Someone Because They Have HIV

March 24, 2014
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The Americans with Disabilities Act protects HIV as a disability.
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The Legal ABCs of E-Recruiting

March 20, 2014
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Hiring practices carried out online might appear to be neutral at first glance, but they could have the unintended effect of excluding people.
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What a Slick Union-Avoidance Campaign Looks Like

March 20, 2014
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Understanding that union avoidance starts as soon as a job candidate walks in your door to apply for a job is the first step in honing the right strategy that will keep your company union free.
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Lactation at Work Requires Reasonableness on Both Sides

March 19, 2014
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Conflict resolution requires a give-and-take, not a give-and-give – not only in dealing with the unique needs of lactating employees, but in resolving all conflict within the workplace.
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A Call for the DOL to Fix What is Wrong With Our Wage-and-Hour Laws

March 17, 2014
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The FLSA needs to be scrapped and rebuilt from scratch. Otherwise, a confusing system will be left in place that is unfair to both employers and employees.
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Nondisparaging Remarks

March 14, 2014
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Following these three tips will help you shore up your language to create nondisparagement clauses that you can actually rely upon.
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EEOC Holds Public Meeting on Social Media in the Workplace #socialEEOC

March 13, 2014
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The lesson here isn’t so much how social media is impacting EEO laws, but instead how employers are adapting their current policies and training to adapt to these new technologies.
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