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Don’t be a Jughead by Thinking That White Men Aren’t a Protected Class

December 3, 2013
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Title VII does not just protect minorities from discrimination. It protects all employees from discrimination.
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Social Media Background Checks as Discrimination

November 25, 2013
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Train an employee who is insulated from the hiring process to do your social media searches, scrub all protected information, and provide a sanitized report to those responsible for making the hiring decision.


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EEOC Tackles National-Origin Discrimination

November 19, 2013
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Understand and pay attention to these issues of national-origin discrimination, if for no other reason than the fact that the EEOC is watching.


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Respond Appropriately When the Boss Is Accused of Unlawful Acts #RobFord

November 18, 2013
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How you choose publicly to respond to allegations is open to cross-examination in later depositions and at trial.


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SpongeBob SquarePants, Employment Law Professor

November 12, 2013
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Bravo to Eugene Krabs for bringing the plight of the unpaid intern to the forefront of pop culture. Employees are not allowed to volunteer their time or work for free.
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Clothes Make the Man, and the Wage-and-Hour Lawsuit

November 11, 2013
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Look for the Court to craft a rule that any gear, whether typically worn as clothing or not, is compensable 'protective gear' if it’s intended use is for protection for the specific needs of the job in question.
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NLRB Upholds Workplace Ban on Recording Devices

November 7, 2013
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This case offers hope to employers that there exists a more reasonable analysis of the application of Section 7 rights to workplace policies other than suggested by the Board’s recent actions.


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Do You Employ Minors? Then Read This Sexual Harassment Case.

October 30, 2013
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Even though the court concluded that the alleged harassment constituted one single incident, it was sufficiently severe such that a jury could conclude that it constituted a hostile work environment.


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Halting the Rising Tide of Religious-Discrimination Claims

October 29, 2013
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While religious-discrimination claims only comprise a small portion of all charges filed with the EEOC, they have more than doubled over the past 15 years, growing at a rate faster than race or sex claims.
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Indefinite Leaves of Absence May Be Required as a Reasonable Accommodation

October 28, 2013
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Leave laws create many gray areas in every jurisdiction. However, New York City’s leave law creates more gray areas than most.
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