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What the ADA Says About Employee Medical Information and Social Media

July 8, 2014
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Employees need to be very careful when discussing a co-worker’s health on social media. And, employers need to train their employees about the ADA’s confidentiality rules and the extension of these rules to the 24/7 world of social media.
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EEOC Transforms a $1.39 Bag of Chips Into a $180,000 Settlement

July 7, 2014
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When the accommodation is so trivial (a $1.39 bag of chips), employers should strongly consider making the accommodation for an employee’s medical situation regardless of the scenario.
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Soliciting Is One Tough Cookie

July 2, 2014
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Keep a close eye on the NLRB for actions that will severely hamper your efforts to limit solicitations in your workplace.
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The Irony of the Supreme Court's 'Hobby Lobby' Decision

July 1, 2014
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This ruling sounds like something that should’ve been reserved for churches and other religion-oriented organizations, not an arts and crafts retailer and a cabinet manufacturer.
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Will Hobby Lobby Decision Give Title VII Fits?

July 1, 2014
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What about Title VII and the other ant-discrimination laws? Hobby Lobby does not answer these questions and leaves them to lower courts to interpret in future cases.
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Legal Briefing: Workers' Lips Can't be Sealed on Wages, Working Conditions

July 1, 2014
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Employers cannot maintain employee confidentiality rules that prohibit the discussion of personnel information involving wages and other working conditions.
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Legal Briefings: For Severance Pay, Companies Have to Pay Taxes

July 1, 2014
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Employers paying terminated employees under a severance plan may be required to pay and withhold FICA taxes.
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OSHA's Foulke Tale: Ed Foulke Reflects on His Tenure

June 30, 2014
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During his tenure as the head of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, Ed Foulke emphasized assistance, rather than inspections and enforcement, to improve safety.
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The Hazy Issue of Marijuana in the Workplace

June 30, 2014
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Even with legalized pot laws on the books in 20 states, it’s still unclear how medical and recreational marijuana fits into workplace drug and alcohol policies.
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How Do We Make a Supervisor Deal With a Problem Employee?

June 30, 2014
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We have a problem that needs resolution right away. One of our supervisors avoids dealing with a problem employee, who tends to bully others into accepting his ideas and resists collaborating with his co-workers. Each time a complaint is brought forward, this supervisor buries his head in the sand. What kind of training or intervention should we provide? How do we raise this delicate issue?

— Intimidated by the Problem, human resources specialist, nonprofit, Washington, D.C.


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