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Blackballing as Retaliation

January 9, 2014
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Refusing to hire someone who filed a lawsuit claiming a violation of the FLSA or Title VII is illegal retaliation.
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Tread Lightly if Banning Workplace Gossip, Warns NLRB Judge

January 8, 2014
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If you're having a problem with workplace gossip, one solution you might want to avoid is a policy banning it outright, at least according to the recent opinion of an NLRB Administrative Law Judge
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A Weighty Lesson on Pregnancy Discrimination

January 7, 2014
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Does your 'no overweight hires' policy violate Title VII by screening out pregnant women?
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It’s Time to Update Your Severe-Weather Policy

January 6, 2014
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In light of these historically frigid temperatures, I’m writing about workplace severe-weather policies, including including how to handle issues such as attendance, wage and hour, and telecommuting.
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What Is the Future of HR?

January 5, 2014
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HR leaders generally feel their ideal role is one of broad leadership, but it is often far less than that.
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A New Year’s Resolution for Employers

January 2, 2014
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This year resolve to learn what makes each of your employees unique. Resolve not to treat your employees as fungible commodities, but as special assets, each with his of her own talents and concerns.
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Finding Ways to Avoid Year-End Payroll Pain Points

December 20, 2013
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Making adjustments to payroll can also come with additional fees and penalties, which can be avoided with a little planning.


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Accuracy Counts in Drafting Job Descriptions

December 19, 2013
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Job descriptions not only help establish reasonable expectations for what you expect from your employees in a position, but it also helps set a baseline for what you do, or do not, have to reasonably accommodate.
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How the ADA Covers Organ Donors

December 17, 2013
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I’ve written before about the need to put the 'human' back in 'human resources.' This case is a textbook example.
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Infertility is Fertile Ground for Disability Discrimination Claims

December 16, 2013
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With this issue on the EEOC’s enforcement radar, employers that deny time off for fertility treatments may find themselves as the start of the EEOC’s next infertility-related press release.
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