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Legal Briefing: Domino's Lawsuit Gets Tossed

November 4, 2014
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Franchisors may avoid liability for employee claims by sufficiently separating themselves from the recruiting, hiring, firing, training and scheduling of the franchisee employees.
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Ohio Considers Paid Leave for Quarantined Employees

November 3, 2014
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Employers need to be flexible with employees who have potentially been exposed to Ebola or other dangerous infectious diseases.
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Legal Briefing: Worker Barks When He, Service Dog Are Sent Home

November 3, 2014
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Service animals may be a reasonable accommodation for a disability if the employer knows of the disability.
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Companies Start Singing Immigration Reform Blues

October 31, 2014
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With a sweeping immigration policy placed on the back burner in Congress and a possible lame-duck session, businesses’ push for reform will be even more difficult.
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EEOC Files Historic, Challenges Biometric Testing by Employers

October 30, 2014
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Although Obamacare allows employers to conduct biometric tests, the EEOC says such tests violate the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
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Exempt or Non-Exempt: The Risk of Misclassifying Employees

October 29, 2014
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No matter how reasonable or rational you think you are being in classifying employees, a court may second-guess you down the road.
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The Times are Changing for LGBT Discrimination

October 28, 2014
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Employers can, and should, adopt progressive anti-discrimination policies that make it clear they embrace inclusion for all employees, even if Title VII still permits discrimination against some.
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'Honest belief' Isn’t a Defense to an FMLA Claim, Says Federal Court

October 24, 2014
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An 'honest belief' will not save an employer who denies an employee’s FMLA request without first exhausting all available avenues of communication and clarification with the employee.
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'He Liked Breasts' Is Never an Appropriate Response to a Harassment Complaint

October 23, 2014
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What is an appropriate response? Here are 10 steps to follow if you receive a harassment complaint from an employee.
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Cop Caught Sleeping on the Job Awarded $1M in ADA Lawsuit

October 21, 2014
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Unless an employee is absolutely unable to perform the essential functions of the job with (or without) reasonable accommodations, a medical diagnosis should never come into play as a reason for termination.
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