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Has Workplace Drug Testing Gone to Pot With Legalized Marijuana?

April 9, 2014
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Until the courts sort these issues out, prudent employers should tread carefully and consult with their employment counsel before disciplining or firing any employees who are using legally prescribed marijuana away from work.
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Workplace Gossip and the NLRB

April 7, 2014
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It’s okay to 'gossip' in the workplace, as long it’s not 'negative,' said the NLRB.
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The Wage-and-Hour Implications of the NLRB’s Northwestern Football Player Ruling

March 27, 2014
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If scholarship athletes are employees, then they are likely owed minimum wage and overtime. This case has huge implications beyond collective bargaining.
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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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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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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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EEOC Issues New Guidance on Religious Dress and Grooming in the Workplace

March 11, 2014
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Employers should train managers and employees that the law may require making a religious exception to an employer’s otherwise uniformly applied, and facially neutral, dress or grooming rules, practices, or preferences.
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Read This Post Before you Access Your Employee’s Social Media Accounts

March 6, 2014
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If you are going to permit your employees to use their personal social media accounts for business purposes, get it in writing that you have rights to the accounts.
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