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It's Illegal to Ask Employees to Give Up Overtime Payments

April 14, 2014
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If a non-exempt employee works more than 40 hours in a week, you must pay them overtime. Period. No exceptions.
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Federal Court Sends Strong Signal to EEOC in Dismissal of Credit Check Case

April 10, 2014
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This case is less about whether credit histories disparately impact African Americans than it is about how the EEOC chose to prove its case.
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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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Legal Briefing: FMLA for a Vacay Might Be OK

April 9, 2014
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An employee may be eligible for FMLA leave to care for a family member with a serious health condition even when not obtaining medical treatment.
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Legal Briefing: Decision on 'Transitory' Disabilities

April 9, 2014
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An employee may have an ADA-covered disability, even if the impairment is transitory or episodic in nature.
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Differences of Opinion Show Why We Need ENDA

April 8, 2014
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A Title VII amendment is needed to make it absolutely clear that sexual-orientation discrimination is not only abhorrent, but is also illegal.
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The EEOC Gets Extreme With CVS Lawsuit

April 8, 2014
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What does one make of a recent lawsuit filed by the EEOC against CVS, claiming that a severance agreement it provided to three employees unlawfully restricted their rights?
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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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Union, Maybe

April 6, 2014
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The future of labor-management relations is as complicated as ever.
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Sacred Grounds — for Lawsuits

April 6, 2014
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Religious discrimination claims have been on the rise recently, especially ones involving accommodation requests, legal experts say.
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