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SHRM Sheds Light on New Certification, but Questions Remain

June 23, 2014
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UPDATED June 24, 2014 (2 p.m. CT): A new certification commission created by SHRM will include HR professionals, certification experts, academics and members of the broader business community.
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Suspension of County Employee Teaches Important Lesson About use of Mobile Technology

June 20, 2014
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Employees think the four-inch device in their pockets is theirs, and what they email, text, Facebook, etc., is not the employer's business. They're wrong.
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An Ode to Working Dads

June 19, 2014
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We are all accessible around the clock. There is simply no excuse for an employer not to offer flexibility to all employees — men and women — whose jobs permit it.
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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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Equal Treatment in Workplace Misconduct Helps Avoid an Ugly Discrimination Claim

June 9, 2014
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Parties who are equally culpable in workplace misconduct should be treated equally. Disparate treatment is, well, disparate treatment, which is a Title VII no-no.
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Federal Court Blows Up EEOC's Stance on Medical Leaves of Absence

June 6, 2014
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Employers should still think long and hard (and only after engaging in the interactive process) before denying an extended unpaid leave of absence under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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What the F?! NLRB Allows Employee to Curse Out the Boss

June 5, 2014
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It's not that far from the NLRB letting the chickens run the workplace henhouse. How will employers be able to effectively manage then?
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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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SHRM's Current and Former Presidents Discuss Their Administrations

June 3, 2014
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SHRM’s current and former leaders, going back to 1980, talk about their tenures as president of the largest HR organization and what the future holds for HR.
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